human leukocyte-associated antigens
Proteins on the outer part of body cells that help fight illness. These proteins vary from person to person. Scientists think that people with certain types of HLA antigens are more likely to develop insulin-dependent diabetes. The HLA antigens are also responsible for histocompatibility reactions.
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