Jorge Martínez-Laso

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Mitochondrial cytochrome b (cyt b) from 25 out of 31 extant goldfinches, siskins, greenfinches and redpolls (genus Carduelis) has been sequenced from living samples taken around the world, specimens have also been photographed. Phylogenetic analysis consistently gave the same groups of birds, and this grouping was generally related to geographical(More)
The HLA allele frequency distribution of the Mexican Mazatecan Indians (Olmec culture) has been studied and compared with those of other First American Natives and worldwide populations (a total of 12,100 chromosomes; 6,050 individuals from 59 different populations). The main conclusions are: 1) An indirect evidence of Olmec and Mayan relatedness is(More)
Non-classical MHC class I HLA-E, -F, and -G molecules differ from classical class I histocompatibility antigens by specific patterns of transcription, protein expression, and immunological functions. Restriction of the expression pattern of these non-classical antigens may play a key role in modulation of immune responses during pregnancy and diseases but(More)
HLA alleles have been determined in individuals from the Republic of Macedonia by DNA typing and sequencing. HLA-A, -B, -DR, -DQ allele frequencies and extended haplotypes have been for the first time determined and the results compared to those of other Mediterraneans, particularly with their neighbouring Greeks. Genetic distances, neighbor-joining(More)
Aymara Amerindians from the Titicaca Lake Andean highlands are studied for HLA-A, HLA-B, HLA-DRB1 and HLA-DQB1 gene frequencies. Genetic distances, neighbour-joining and correspondence analyses are performed by using other Amerindian and worldwide populations (15384 chromosomes are studied). The HLA genetic profile of Aymaras is different from neighbouring(More)
The HLA-DRB6 gene (also called DRBσ/V1) has been found only in about 26% of human HLA haplotypes, i.e.; DR1, DRw10, and DR2-bearing ones (Corell et al. 1991). In contrast, exon-2 DRB6 sequences have been obtained from all tested primates: nine chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes), three gorillas (Gorilla gorilla) and three orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus); other apes(More)
The powerful genetic polymorphism of the HLA system has been used to identify individuals and populations. Ethnic groups may be characterized by specific HLA allele frequencies and particular extended HLA haplotypes; also, genetic relationships among these groups may be deduced. In the present study, serology and DNA typing were used to detect HLA-A, -B,(More)
The Cretan HLA gene profile has been compared with those of other Mediterranean populations in order to provide additional information regarding the history of their origins. The allele frequencies, genetic distances between populations, relatedness dendrograms and correspondence analyses were calculated. Our results indicate that the Indoeuropean Greeks(More)
HLA-A, -B, -DRB1, -DQA1 and -DQB1 alleles have been studied in three relatively isolated populations of northern Spain from Cantabria ( Pas Valleys inhabitants or Pasiegos and Cabuernigos) and from the Basque Country (Arratia Valley inhabitants). These populations have been compared with neighbouring ones and other Mediterraneans by using neighbour-joining(More)
Thirteen Mhc-E new sequences were found in eight individuals belonging to the Cercopithecinae family, i.e.: Macaca mulatta, Macaca fascicularis and Cercopithecus aethiops when studying E locus polymorphism. No changes were found in the invariant residues which are required for the correct conformation of the peptide presenting region which are conserved in(More)