Author(s): Singh B, Bera NK, De S, Nayak C, Chaudhuri TK
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Abstract The authors studied the prevalence of the human leukocyte antigen (HLA) Class I gene in 136 (85 male, 51 female) India-born schizophrenia patients residing in and around the Siliguri subdivision of West Bengal by the PCR-SSP method. The control group consisted of 150 age- and sex-matched healthy individuals from the same ethnic group as the patients. Increased frequency of HLA A*03 as well as decreased frequencies of HLA A*31 and HLA B*51, was noted. The study suggests the possible existence of a susceptibility locus for schizophrenia within the HLA region. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
This article was published in Psychiatry Res
and referenced in Transcriptomics: Open Access