Further diversification of the HLA-B locus in Central American Amerindians: new B*39 and B*51 alleles in the Kuna of Panama.


Several new HLA-B locus alleles have been discovered in South American Amerindians. By contrast, analysis of the MHC class I alleles of North American native populations has revealed few new HLA-B alleles. This suggests that the HLA-B locus is evolving rapidly in South American populations. Here we describe the HLA-B locus alleles present in individuals… (More)

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