We have recently described a new method, primed LD typing or PLT, for specific identification of HLA-D antigens. Highly discriminatory PLT cells have been developed which clearly differentiate between cells of individuals that restimulate strongly and those that restimulate weakly. Seven such discriminatory PLT cells have been used to define three antigens called PL1, PL2, and PL3; two more PLT cells may define antigen(s) PL4.

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