Immunoglobulin allotypes in Southwest Asia: populations at the crossroads.

  title={Immunoglobulin allotypes in Southwest Asia: populations at the crossroads.},
  author={Moses S. Schanfield and Robert E. Ferrell and Ali A Hossaini and S Gerald Sandler and Joan C Stevenson},
  journal={American journal of human biology : the official journal of the Human Biology Council},
  volume={20 6},
Southwest Asia has a long history of contact with Central Asian and with Sub-Saharan African populations. Is the genetic structure of these populations reflective of these historical facts? To study this, data was generated on the immunoglobulin heavy chain (GM) and light chain (KM) allotypes from seven Arab and three non-Arab populations in SW Asia to examine the relationship of these populations to SE European, NW Indian, Sub-Saharan African, and Central Asian populations. Like mtDNA and Y… CONTINUE READING