human leucocyte antigen (HLA)
An antigen on the surface of human cells that consists of a generally invariant 2-microglobulin and a larger polypeptide chain that is characteristic of the individual; responsible for most cases of organ transplant rejection. (see also major histocompatibility complex (MHC))
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