Patent 4582788 Issued on April 15, 1986. Estimated Expiration Date: April 15, 2003. Estimated Expiration Date is calculated based on simple USPTO term provisions. It does not account for terminal disclaimers, term adjustments, failure to pay maintenance fees, or other factors which might affect the term of a patent.
HLA typing based on restriction length polymorphism is carried out by: digesting an individual's HLA DNA with a restriction endonuclease that produces a polymorphic digestion pattern with HLA DNA; subjecting the digest to genomic blotting using a labeled cDNA hybridization probe that is complementary to an HLA DNA sequence involved in the polymorphism; and comparing the resulting genomic blotting pattern with a standard. This technique may be adapted to make paternity or transplant or transfusion compatibility determinations or to make disease association correlations to diagnose diseases or predict susceptibility to diseases. Locus specific cDNA hybridization probes, particularly probes for genes of Class II loci (D and DR loci), for use in the typing procedure are described.
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