HLA-DRB1*08, DRB1*03/DRB3*0101, and DRB3*0202 are susceptibility genes for Graves' disease in North American Caucasians, whereas DRB1*07 is protective.

@article{Chen1999HLADRB108DA,
  title={HLA-DRB1*08, DRB1*03/DRB3*0101, and DRB3*0202 are susceptibility genes for Graves' disease in North American Caucasians, whereas DRB1*07 is protective.},
  author={Q Y Chen and W H Huang and Jin Xiong She and F J Baxter and Rich Volpe and Noel K. Maclaren},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  year={1999},
  volume={84 9},
  pages={3182-6}
}
Graves' disease is known to be HLA-D associated; however, the primary loci involved remain unclear. We examined HLA genotypes of DRB1 and DQB1 plus DRB3 subtypes using PCR-based sequence-specific priming in two groups of North American (Gainesville, FL; and Toronto, Canada) Caucasian patients with Graves' disease. We stratified patients into those with either early age at onset (<20 yr; 13.1 +/- 4.8 yr; n = 30) and later age at onset of disease (38.8 +/- 9.7 yr; n = 62) and compared the results… CONTINUE READING