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In order to understand the forces governing the evolution of the genetic diversity in the HLA-DP molecule, polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based methods were used to characterize genetic variation at the DPA1 and DPB1 loci encoding this heterodimer on 2,807 chromosomes from 15 different populations including individuals of African, Asian, Amerindian, Indian(More)
HLA class I and class II alleles have been studied for the first time in the Turkish-speaking Tuvinian population, which lives in Russia, North of Mongolia and close to the Altai mountains. Comparisons have been done with about 11000 chromosomes from other worldwide populations, and extended haplotypes, genetic distances, neighbor joining dendrograms and(More)
To determine the HLA-B27 gene subtypes associated with joint diseases we examined 55 patients (35 with ankylosing spondylarthritis (AS), 13 with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), 5 with Reiter's syndrome, 2 with psoriatic arthritis). DNA amplification combined with sequence specific oligonucleotide hybridization were used to identify six HLA-B27 gene alleles. In(More)
HLA-B27 gene frequencies and allelic polymorphism were studied in two Siberian ethnic groups: Russians from Novosibirsk (western Siberia) and Tuvinians from Kyzyl (southern Siberia). The HLA-B27 frequencies were determined by means of serologic typing of HLA antigens in 198 Tuvinians and 288 Russians. Molecular typing was performed via hybridization of(More)
The results of DNA typing of the HLA-DPB1 gene among Tuvinians are described. The allele 0201 was found to be the most frequent (26.66%); then, in order of decreasing frequency, followed the alleles 0401 (26.42%), 0402 (13.99%), 0301 (8.55%), 0501 (7.77%), 0901 (5.16%), and 1301 (2.07%). The frequency of the allele 0501 in Tuvinians was significantly lower(More)
AIM To study association of TAP1/TAP2 gene polymorphism with urogenital infections combined with joint lesions. MATERIALS AND METHODS Of 139 patients examined 45 ones had inflammation caused by Chlamydia trachomatis (17 had joint disease), 42 had Mycoplasma hominis infection (joint lesions in 17 cases). Method of amplification was used on the basis of(More)
To determine the HLA-DRB1 04 and HLA-DQB1 03 variants associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) among Russians who live in West Siberia, we studied patients with RA using the polymerase chain reaction and dot-blot hybridization with oligonucleotide probes. A significant increase was seen only for DRB1 0404/08, although the predominant variant in DR4+ RA(More)
The allelic HLA-DRB1 04 and HLA-DQB1 03 polymorphism in caucasians living among the West Siberia Mongoloid aborigenes was studied. As a result of our studies, it was shown that the HLA-DRB1 0403/07 predominates and HLA-DRB1 0404/08 is absent in the Russian population of West Siberia, in contrast to those among Caucasians living in West Europe and North(More)
To detect C. trachomatis DNA, the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) with the use of primers corresponding to variable sites of rRNA gene 16S was carried out. As the positive control of the reaction, the amplification fragment of gene 16S of rRNA, cloned in the plasmid vector and having the length of 530 nucleotide pairs (n.p.), was used. On its basis 2 kinds(More)
Data on the HLA-DRB1 04 gene typing among Tuvinians from Kyzyl are presented. Experiments were conducted by using the hybridization of allele-specific oligonucleotides with the amplified fragments of high molecular-weight DNA and reverse hybridization. The HLA-DRB1 0401 allele was most frequent among DR4-positive individuals. The HLA-DRB1 0405 and HLA-DRB1(More)