Discovery of novel MHC-class I alleles and haplotypes in Filipino cynomolgus macaques (Macaca fascicularis) by pyrosequencing and Sanger sequencing: Mafa-class I polymorphism

T. Shiina, Y. Yamada, A. Aarnink, S. Suzuki, A. Masuya, S. Ito, D. Ido, H. Yamanaka, C. Iwatani, H. Tsuchiya, H. Ishigaki, Y. Itoh, K. Ogasawara, J.K. Kulski, A. Blancher

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Abstract

© 2015, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. Although the low polymorphism of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) transplantation genes in the Filipino cynomolgus macaque (Macaca fascicularis) is expected to have important implications in the selection and breeding of animals for medical research, detailed polymorphism information is still lacking for many of the duplicated class I genes. To better elucidate the degree and types of MHC polymorphisms and haplotypes in the Filipino macaque population, we genotyped 127 unrelated animals by the Sanger sequencing method and high-resolution pyrosequencing and identified 112 different alleles, 28 at cynomolgus macaque MHC (Mafa)-A, 54 at Mafa-B, 12 at Mafa-I, 11 at Mafa-E, and seven at Mafa-F alleles, of which 56 were newly described. Of them, the newly discovered Mafa-A8*01:01 lineage allele had low nucleotide similarities (
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)563-578
JournalImmunogenetics
Volume67
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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