Here, we have described the characterization of two novel human leukocyte antigen-B (HLA-B) alleles. The new alleles, HLA-B*0732 and HLA-B*5809, were identified in Italian Caucasian individuals. B*0732 differs from HLA-B*0708 by one nucleotidic change at position 412 (from G to A) in exon 3, leading to an amino acidic substitution from Asp (GAC) to Asn (AAC) at codon 114. The sequence of B*5809 is identical to that of HLA-B*5801, except for a point mutation at position 583 in exon 3, where a T is substituted by a C. This change leads to an amino acidic substitution from Tyr (TAC) to His (CAC) at codon 171.
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