HLA-VBSeq v2: improved HLA calling accuracy with full-length Japanese class-I panel

Yen Yen Wang, Takahiro Mimori, Seik Soon Khor, Olivier Gervais, Yosuke Kawai, Yuki Hitomi, Katsushi Tokunaga, Masao Nagasaki*

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HLA-VBSeq is an HLA calling tool developed to infer the most likely HLA types from high-throughput sequencing data. However, there is still room for improvement in specific genetic groups because of the diversity of HLA alleles in human populations. Here, we present HLA-VBSeq v2, a software application that makes use of a new Japanese HLA reference panel to enhance calling accuracy for Japanese HLA class-I genes. Our analysis showed significant improvements in calling accuracy in all HLA regions, with prediction accuracies achieving over 99.0, 97.8, and 99.8% in HLA-A, B and C, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Article number29
JournalHuman Genome Variation
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics


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