IPD-MHC Database

Swine (SLA) Sequences - Release 1.2.0 16/05/2008

Welcome to the IPD-MHC Swine Leukocyte Antigen (SLA) website. The site is intended as a resource for information on the nomenclature and DNA sequence data for the genes of the swine MHC complex. The data presented represents work published or submitted to public databases by many authors and has been compiled and edited by the members of the SLA Nomenclature Committee of the International Society for Animal Genetics (ISAG).

The information presented here is based on the reports of the SLA Class I Nomenclature Workshops:

  • Smith DM, Lunney JK, Martens GW, Ando A, Lee JH, Ho CS, Schook L, Renard C, Chardon P
    Nomenclature for factors of the SLA class-I system, 2004
    Tissue Antigens (2005), 65:136-9
  • Smith DM, Lunney JK, Ho CS, Martens GW, Ando A, Lee JH, Schook L, Renard C, Chardon P
    Nomenclature for factors of the swine leukocyte antigen class-II system, 2005
    Tissue Antigens (2005), 66:623-9
  • Ho CS, Lunney JK, Ando A, Rogel-Gaillard C, Lee JH, Schook LB, Smith DM
    Nomenclature for factors of the SLA system, update 2008
    Tissue Antigens (2009), 73:307-15

Both articles are freely available from

The following additional information on the SLA region is also available:


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For more information please contact:

Chak-Sum Ho, PhD
Chair, ISAG SLA Nomenclature Committee
Gift of Life Michigan
3861 Research Park Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48108-2217

Tel: +1 (734) 922-6014
Fax: +1 (734) 973-0332

The lower two images above have been used with kind permission of the Department of Animal Sciences, Oklahoma State University.

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