HLA analysis of Sri Lankan Sinhalese predicts North Indian origin

@article{Malavige2007HLAAO,
  title={HLA analysis of Sri Lankan Sinhalese predicts North Indian origin},
  author={Gathsaurie Neelika Malavige and Tim Rostron and Suranjith L Seneviratne and Sirimali Fernando and Sivagurunadan Sivayogan and Ananda Wijewickrama and Graham S. Ogg},
  journal={International Journal of Immunogenetics},
  year={2007},
  volume={34}
}
The origin of the Sinhalese population of Sri Lanka is debated. We subtyped HLA‐A*02 in 101 Sinhalese and observed a preponderance of the rare allele HLA‐A*0211 which was similar to reported frequencies in northern India. Taken with low‐resolution typing for the remaining A, B, C, DR and DQ alleles, these data suggest a North Indian origin for the Sri Lankan Sinhalese. 

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