HLA class I in three West African ethnic groups: genetic distances from sub-Saharan and Caucasoid populations.

@article{Modiano2001HLACI,
  title={HLA class I in three West African ethnic groups: genetic distances from sub-Saharan and Caucasoid populations.},
  author={David Laurence Modiano and Gaia Luoni and Vincenzo Petrarca and B Sodiomon Sirima and Michele De Luca and Jacques Simpore and Mario Coluzzi and Julia G. Bodmer and Guido Modiano},
  journal={Tissue antigens},
  year={2001},
  volume={57 2},
  pages={128-37}
}
Fulani of Burkina Faso (West Africa) are a particularly interesting ethnic group because of their lower susceptibility to Plasmodium falciparum malaria as compared to sympatric populations, Mossi and Rimaibé. Moreover, the occurrence of a Caucasoid component in their genetic make-up has been suggested on the basis of their physical traits and cultural traditions even though this view was not supported by genetic studies. A total of 149 unrelated subjects (53 Mossi, 47 Rimaibé and 49 Fulani… CONTINUE READING