Relatedness among Basques, Portuguese, Spaniards, and Algerians studied by HLA allelic frequencies and haplotypes

  title={Relatedness among Basques, Portuguese, Spaniards, and Algerians studied by HLA allelic frequencies and haplotypes},
  author={A. Arnaiz-Villena and J. Mart{\'i}nez-Laso and E. G{\'o}mez-Casado and N. D{\'i}az-Campos and P. Santos and A. Martinho and H. Breda-Coimbra},
  • A. Arnaiz-Villena, J. Martínez-Laso, +4 authors H. Breda-Coimbra
  • Published 1997
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Immunogenetics
  • Abstract HLA-A, -B, -DRB1, -DQA1, and DQB1 alleles were studied in Iberian and Algerian populations by serology and DNA sequence methodologies. [...] Key Result The results of the present HLA study in Portuguese populations show that they have features in common with Basques and Spaniards from Madrid: a high frequency of the HLA-haplotypes A29-B44-DR7 (ancient western Europeans), A2-B7-DR15 (ancient Europeans and paleo-North Africans), and A1-B8-DR3 (Europeans) are found as common characteristics.Expand Abstract
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