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A new highly polymorphic marker in the 5' untranslated region of HLA-F shows strong allelic association with haemochromatosis

Bowen, Derrick John, Raha-Chowdhury, R. and Worwood, Mark 1996. A new highly polymorphic marker in the 5' untranslated region of HLA-F shows strong allelic association with haemochromatosis. Human Genetics 97 (2) , pp. 228-231. 10.1007/BF02265271

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Abstract

The 5' untranslated region of HLA-F contains a polypurine tract comprising repeats of tri- and hexa-nucleotide motifs. We have recently demonstrated that this polypurine tract is highly polymorphic by using the polymerase chain reaction. Here, we demonstrate that some of the alleles can be explained by a deletion of approximately 100 bp DNA and show that alleles of this novel, highly polymorphic locus are as strongly associated with haemochromatosis as HLA-A3 or D6S105-8. The observed frequency of heterozygosity at HLA-RF is extremely high (95%) and this locus has been found to be informative in pedigrees that are non-informative at HLA-A and D6S105. We also show an example of replication slippage at HLA-F in one pedigree

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Publisher: Springer
ISSN: 0340-6717
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 06:12
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/57191

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