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Recombination mapping of the susceptibility region for sporadic inclusion body myositis within the major histocompatibility complex

Scott, A.P., Laing, N.G., Mastaglia, F., Needham, M., Walter, M.C., Dalakas, M.C. and Allcock, R.J.N. (2011) Recombination mapping of the susceptibility region for sporadic inclusion body myositis within the major histocompatibility complex. Journal of Neuroimmunology, 235 (1-2). pp. 77-83.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jneuroim.2011.02.011
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Abstract

Susceptibility to sporadic inclusion body myositis (sIBM) in Caucasians has been consistently associated with alleles of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) 8.1 ancestral haplotype (AH) (defined by HLA-B*0801 and HLA-DRB1*0301). In this study recombination mapping was utilised to further refine the known 8.1AH susceptibility region near HLA-DRB1*0301. Caucasian sIBM patients carrying part of the 8.1AH were genotyped for a selection of 8.1AH-haplotypic polymorphisms. A common 8.1AH-specific susceptibility region was defined, spanning 172 kb and encompassing three genes — HLA-DRB3, HLA-DRA and BTNL2. It is thus likely that 8.1AH-derived susceptibility to sIBM originates from at least one of these genes.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Elsevier
Copyright: © 2011 Published by Elsevier B.V.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/25483
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