Construction of full-length Japanese reference panel of class I HLA genes with single-molecule, real-time sequencing

Takahiro Mimori, Jun Yasuda, Yoko Kuroki, Tomoko F. Shibata, Fumiki Katsuoka, Sakae Saito, Naoki Nariai, Akira Ono, Naomi Nakai-Inagaki, Kazuharu Misawa, Keiko Tateno, Yosuke Kawai, Nobuo Fuse, Atsushi Hozawa, Shinichi Kuriyama, Junichi Sugawara, Naoko Minegishi, Kichiya Suzuki, Kengo Kinoshita, Masao NagasakiMasayuki Yamamoto

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Abstract

Human leukocyte antigen (HLA) is a gene complex known for its exceptional diversity across populations, importance in organ and blood stem cell transplantation, and associations of specific alleles with various diseases. We constructed a Japanese reference panel of class I HLA genes (ToMMo HLA panel), comprising a distinct set of HLA-A, HLA-B, HLA-C, and HLA-H alleles, by single-molecule, real-time (SMRT) sequencing of 208 individuals included in the 1070 whole-genome Japanese reference panel (1KJPN). For high-quality allele reconstruction, we developed a novel pipeline, Primer-Separation Assembly and Refinement Pipeline (PSARP), in which the SMRT sequencing and additional short-read data were used. The panel consisted of 139 alleles, which were all extended from known IPD-IMGT/HLA sequences, contained 40 with novel variants, and captured more than 96.5% of allelic diversity in 1KJPN. These newly available sequences would be important resources for research and clinical applications including high-resolution HLA typing, genetic association studies, and analyzes of cis-regulatory elements.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)136-146
Number of pages11
JournalPharmacogenomics Journal
Volume19
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Apr 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Medicine
  • Genetics
  • Pharmacology

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