Aims/hypothesis We investigated the risk associated with HLA-B*39 alleles in the context of specific HLA-DR/DQ haplotypes. Methods We studied a readily available dataset from the Type 1 Diabetes Genetics Consortium that consists of 2,300 affected sibling pair families genotyped for both HLA alleles and 2,837 single nucleotide polymorphisms across the major histocompatibility complex region. Results...
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