Phylogenetic nomenclature and evolution of mannose-binding lectin (MBL2) haplotypes

  title={Phylogenetic nomenclature and evolution of mannose-binding lectin (MBL2) haplotypes},
  author={Angelica BW Boldt and Iara J. T. Messias-Reason and Diogo Meyer and Carlos G. Schrago and Florian Lang and Bertrand Lell and Klaus Dietz and Peter Gottfried Kremsner and Maria Luiza Petzl-Erler and J{\"u}rgen F. J. Kun},
  booktitle={BMC Genetics},
Polymorphisms of the mannose-binding lectin gene (MBL2) affect the concentration and functional efficiency of the protein. We recently used haplotype-specific sequencing to identify 23 MBL2 haplotypes, associated with enhanced susceptibility to several diseases. In this work, we applied the same method in 288 and 470 chromosomes from Gabonese and European adults, respectively, and found three new haplotypes in the last group. We propose a phylogenetic nomenclature to standardize MBL2 studies… CONTINUE READING