ABSTRACT: We determined the alleles of 11 mHAs and investigated the association of immunogenic mHA mismatches between a donor and a recipient with a course of allogeneic hematopoietic SCT (allo-HSCT) from 10/10 alleles HLA-matched unrelated donors in 92 recipients after myeloablative conditioning between 2004 and 2006. The frequency analysis of mHA alleles, genotypes and phenotypes accompanied by appropriate restriction HLA Ags allowed for an estimation of the probability of immunogenic mismatches, which was the highest for HA-1, HA-8 and HY. GVH-directed disparity of mHAs with broad tissue distribution, especially of the sex-related HY Ag, influenced the results of allo-HSCT from HLA-matched unrelated donors by not only increasing the probability of chronic GVHD (cGVHD) but also by decreasing the relapse rate.
Bone marrow transplantation 11/2008; 43(4):293-300. · 3.00 Impact Factor