Lack of association and linkage between HLA and familial polyposis coli

Masayuki Sasaki, Kenji Sugio, Jun Ichi Soejima, Tatsuro Ikeuchi, Akira Tonomura, Takeo Iwama, Joji Utsunomiya, Takehiko Sasazuki

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We investigated possible association of and linkage between HLA and familial polyposis coli (FPC). In 182 individuals from 66 pedigrees of FPC and 108 individuals from a normal population, HLA-A,-B, and-C antigens were determined. When the frequencies of HLA antigens in 66 unrelated patients and in normal controls were compared, no association of FPC with HLA was observed. For the linkage analysis, HLA haplotypes of 17 affected sib pairs were investigated by the affected sib pair method. The number of pairs which shared two, one, and no haplotypes identical by descent was not significantly different from the number expected with random occurrence (P>0.95). Finally, seven families were analyzed using Morton's sequential test. A maximum lod score of-0.056 at a recombination fraction of 0.4, and a lod of-3.089 at a recombination fraction of 0.05 were obtained. Therefore, there is neither an association of nor linkage between FPC and HLA.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)36-39
Number of pages4
JournalHuman Genetics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Sept 1987
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Genetics
  • Genetics(clinical)


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