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Variation in the risk and severity of many autoimmune diseases, malignancies and infections is strongly associated with polymorphisms at the HLA class I loci. These genetic associations provide a powerful opportunity for understanding the etiology of human disease. However, given the diverse receptors which are bound by HLA class I molecules, alternative interpretations are possible. Some people are more likely to develop a certain disease, while others are protected in some way. Numerous studies have looked for associations between different versions of genes, known as gene variants, and the occurrence of disease to identify who is at risk. There is one cluster of genes called the HLA genes that is a well-known hotspot for disease associations. These cell-surface proteins regulate the immune system in humans.
The association of autoimmune diseases with HLA has been known for many decades. To date, however, the underlying mechanisms have not been fully understood. The recently introduced genome-wide association studies GWAS have suggested that several genes converging in common pathways contribute to the genetic susceptibility in such disorders. The basis of some associations has now been elucidated, particularly in those cases in which exogenous factors are involved. Celiac disease CD is a complex disorder of the small intestine with a strong genetic component, which is caused by an inappropriate immune response to ingested wheat gluten. Gluten peptides are modified by the enzyme transglutaminase and loaded into the groove of specific DQ2 molecules. This event triggers a TCR-mediated cytokine cascade causing the pathology.
The human major histocompatibility complex (MHC) is also called the human leukocyte antigen (HLA) system. It was discovered by the observation that blood.
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Metrics details. The major histocompatibility complex MHC is a genetic system of over 70 known genes on the short arm of chromosome 6 and spans about 4 million base pairs of DNA. The high resolution typing of class I and class I MHC genes and the identification of other genes in the region have increased the definition of the genetic basis of immune responses and diseases of unknown etiology such as the autoimmune diseases. In this paper, I review the literature about HLA and migraine. Reprints and Permissions. Trabace, S. HLA and disease association.
Determining class I human leukocyte antigens HLA on specimens for those patients who have become refractory to platelet transfusions and identify potential disease association. Human leukocyte antigens HLA are regulators of the immune response. Low-to-medium resolution defines the typing at the antigen level first field. This is in contrast to high-resolution typing, which defines typing at the allele molecular level second field or higher. Am J Clin Pathol.
The human leukocyte antigen HLA system or complex is a group of related proteins that are encoded by the major histocompatibility complex MHC gene complex in humans. The HLA gene complex resides on a 3 Mbp stretch within chromosome 6p HLA genes are highly polymorphic , which means that they have many different alleles , allowing them to fine-tune the adaptive immune system. The proteins encoded by certain genes are also known as antigens , as a result of their historic discovery as factors in organ transplants.
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