The evolutionary origin of the HLA-DR3 haplotype

@article{Vincek1992TheEO,
  title={The evolutionary origin of the HLA-DR3 haplotype},
  author={Vladimir Vincek and D. Klein and Felipe Figueroa and Věra Hauptfeld and Masanori Kasahara and Colm O'huigin and Bernard Mach and J. Klein},
  journal={Immunogenetics},
  year={1992},
  volume={35},
  pages={263-271}
}
The human HLA-DR3 haplotype consists of two functional genes (DRB1*03 and DRB3*01) and one pseudogene (DRB2), arranged in the order DRB1... DRB2... DRB3 on the chromosome. To shed light on the origin of the haplotype, we sequenced 1480 nucleotides of the HLA-DRB2 gene and aong stretches of two other genes, Gogo-DRB2 from a gorilla, “Sylvia” and Patr-DRB2 from a chimpanzee, “Hugo”. All three sequences (HLA-DRB2, Gogo-DRB2, Patr-DRB2) are pseudogenes. The HLA-DRB2 and Gogo-DRB2 pseudogenes lack… CONTINUE READING
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