HLA class II similarities in Iranian Kurds and Azeris

  title={HLA class II similarities in Iranian Kurds and Azeris},
  author={Shirin Farjadian and Abbas Ghaderi},
  journal={International Journal of Immunogenetics},
The genetic relationship between Kurds and Azeris of Iran was investigated based on human leukocyte antigen (HLA) class II profiles. HLA typing was performed using polymerase chain reaction/restriction fragment‐length polymorphism (PCR/RFLP) and PCR/sequence‐specific primer (PCR/SSP) methods in 100 Kurds and 100 Azeris. DRB1*1103/04, DQA1*0501 and DQB1*0301 were the most common alleles and DRB1*1103/04‐DQA1*0501‐DQB1*0301 was the most frequent haplotype in both populations. No significant… 

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