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HLA-A, -B, -C, -DRB1, DRB3, DRB4, DRB5 and DQB1 polymorphism detected by PCR-SSP in a semi-urban HIV-positive Ugandan population

Krausa, P., McAdam, S., Bunce, M., Whitworth, J., Biryahwaho, B., French, N., Tugume, B., Gilks, C. and Gotch, F. (1999) HLA-A, -B, -C, -DRB1, DRB3, DRB4, DRB5 and DQB1 polymorphism detected by PCR-SSP in a semi-urban HIV-positive Ugandan population. Experimental and Clinical Immunogenetics, 16 (1). pp. 17-25.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000019091
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Abstract

PCR-SSP was used to HLA-type a cohort of Ugandan HIV-positive individuals. The results represent a more comprehensive description of HLA in an African population than previously described and are in concordance with data from a general Black population. Substantial differences exist between this population and Caucasoid populations in which immunological responses to HIV have been investigated; this emphasises that the main HLA-restrictive elements for HIV-specific cytotoxic T lymphocytes will most likely be different for each population.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Karger
Copyright: 1999 Molecular Immunology Group
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/5689
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