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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE B 2010 Vol.11 No.2 P.127-135


Distributions of HLA-A and -B alleles and haplotypes in the Yi ethnic minority of Yunnan, China: relationship to other populations

Author(s):  Bo-feng ZHU, Guang YANG, Chun-mei SHEN, Hai-xia QIN, Shun-zhi LIU, Ya-jun DENG, Shuan-liang FAN, Li-bin DENG, Feng CHEN, Ping ZHANG, Jie FANG, Li-ping CHEN, Hong-dan WANG, Zhen-yuan WANG, Rudolf LUCAS

Affiliation(s):  Department of Forensic Medicine, School of Medicine, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an 710061, China; more

Corresponding email(s):   gyang@mcg.edu, wzy218@mail.xjtu.edu.cn

Key Words:  Yi ethnic minority, Human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-A, HLA-B, Allele, Haplotype, Polymerase chain reaction-sequence-based typing (PCR-SBT)

Bo-feng ZHU, Guang YANG, Chun-mei SHEN, Hai-xia QIN, Shun-zhi LIU, Ya-jun DENG, Shuan-liang FAN, Li-bin DENG, Feng CHEN, Ping ZHANG, Jie FANG, Li-ping CHEN, Hong-dan WANG, Zhen-yuan WANG, Rudolf LUCAS. Distributions of HLA-A and -B alleles and haplotypes in the Yi ethnic minority of Yunnan, China: relationship to other populations[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science B, 2010, 11(2): 127-135.

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Objective: To investigate the distributions of human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-A and -B alleles and HLA-A-B haplotypes in the yi ethnic minority of the Yunnan Province, situated in southwestern China. Methods: DNA typing for HLA-A and -B loci was performed using the polymerase chain reaction-sequence-based typing (PCR-SBT) method on 114 randomly selected healthy individuals of the Yi population. The allelic frequencies of HLA-A and -B loci were calculated by direct counting and HLA-A-B haplotypes were estimated using the expectation maximization algorithm. Results: A total of 17 HLA-A and 38 HLA-B alleles were found in the Yi population. The most frequent alleles were A*2402 (32.46%), A*1101 (26.32%), and A*0203 (10.09%) at the HLA-A locus and B*4601 (12.28%), B*1525 (10.09%), B*4001 (8.77%), and B*3802 (7.89%) at the HLA-B locus. The predominant HLA-A-B haplotypes were A*2402-B*1525 (7.86%) and A*0203-B*3802 (5.64%), followed by A*1101-B*4001 (4.69%). Phylogenetic analysis indicates that the Yi population in the Honghe, Yunnan Province of China basically belongs to groups of southeastern Asian origin, but shares some characteristics with northeastern Asian groups. Conclusion: The present study may add to the understanding of HLA polymorphism in the Yi ethnic group that was poorly defined previously, and provide useful information for bone marrow transplantation, anthropological research, and forensic sciences as well as for disease-association studies.

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