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Unformatted text preview: two. HAlotype means a combination of what everyone inherits from their parents. Minimally you get 3 class 1 and 3 class two alleles. If your parents had identical HLA genes you would have only 3 class ones and 3 class twos. Most people have 6 class 1 and 6 class 2, three from each parent so you have 12 total MHC class proteins on their antigen presenting cells. A few people have 6 class 1 and 8 class 2 alleles. HLA; allogenieic refers to another persons allele that is antigenic and causes an alloreaction. Tested for purpose of organ/tissue transplant compatibility and disease susceptibility prediction. 5.30;...
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