NOVEL MINOR HISTOCOMPATIBILITY ANTIGENS AND USES THEREOF

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Abstract

Minor histocompatibility antigens (MiHAs) binding to certain human leukocyte antigen (HLA) alleles are described. These MiHAs were selected based on two features: (i) they are encoded by loci with a minor allele frequency (MAF) of at least 0.05; and (ii) they have adequate tissue distribution. Compositions, nucleic acids and cells related to these MiHAs are also described. The present application also discloses the use of these MiHAs, and related compositions, nucleic acids and cells, in applications related to cancer immunotherapy, for example for the treatment of hematologic cancers such as leukemia.