Common HLA Alleles Associated with Health, but Not with Facial Attractiveness

@article{Coetzee2007CommonHA,
  title={Common HLA Alleles Associated with Health, but Not with Facial Attractiveness},
  author={Vinet Coetzee and Louise Barrett and Jaco M. Greeff and S. Peter Henzi and David I. Perrett and Ahmed A. Wadee},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  year={2007},
  volume={2},
  pages={179 - 202}
}
Three adaptive hypotheses have been proposed to explain the link between the human leucocyte antigen (hla) genes, health measures and facial attractiveness: inbreeding avoidance, heterozygote advantage and frequency-dependent selection. This paper reports findings that support a new hypothesis relating HLA to health. We suggest a new method to quantify the level of heterozygosity. HLA heterozygosity did not significantly predict health measures in women, but allele frequency did. Women with… CONTINUE READING

Figures, Tables, and Topics from this paper.

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
SHOWING 1-10 OF 15 CITATIONS

MHC-correlated mate choice in humans: A review

  • Psychoneuroendocrinology
  • 2009
VIEW 4 EXCERPTS
CITES BACKGROUND
HIGHLY INFLUENCED

Mate preferences and infectious disease: theoretical considerations and evidence in humans.

  • Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences
  • 2011

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
SHOWING 1-10 OF 32 REFERENCES

BioEdit: a user-friendly biological sequence alignment editor and analysis program for Windows 95/98/NT

TA Hall
  • Nucleic Acids Symp Ser
  • 1999
VIEW 1 EXCERPT