Nomenclature for factors of the HLA system.
A Nomenclature Committee composed of geneticists and immunologists, including specialists in tissue typing, has met after each of the Histocompatibility Workshops beginning with the Third Workshop in 1967. The Committee, in part under the auspices of the World Health Organization and the International Union of Immunological Societies (WHO/IUIS), met after the Sixth Workshop in Aarhus in July 1975. The expanding knowledge of the genetics of the major histocompatibility system of man has necessitated a revision of the terminology for the HLA region following the principles established in previous reports. This has been done with as few changes as possible.