HLA antigen and ventilatory drive in Thais with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

@article{Maranetra1990HLAAA,
  title={HLA antigen and ventilatory drive in Thais with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.},
  author={Nanta Maranetra and Dasnayanee Chandanayingyong and Somchai Bovornkitti},
  journal={Asian Pacific journal of allergy and immunology},
  year={1990},
  volume={8 2},
  pages={137-40}
}
Studies of HLA antigens in 15 Thai patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease revealed a significant increase in HLA-Bw 60 frequency in the group with low ventilatory drive to carbondioxide using unstimulated airway pressure. The finding suggests an immunogenetic role of HLA-Bw 60 on the control of ventilation in COPD.