Brazil is an endemic country for leprosy, which is a disease of skin and peripheral nerves caused by Mycobacterium leprae. Genome-wide scans have identified linkage peaks in the 6p21, 17q22, 20p13 and 10p13 chromosome regions; however, those regions were not systematically investigated in Brazilian population and the results were not replicated in association studies. This study purposes to conduct association analysis for these regions in a family-based design using high-throughput platform genotyping, and to test positive findings in case-control samples from São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro states. Therefore, we intend to produce robust data regarding genetic markers to leprosy susceptibility in our population. (AU)
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DE SOUZA-SANTANA, FABIANA COVOLO;
QUERINO, GISLAINE APARECIDA;
CAMARGO, RODRIGO MENDES;
BRITO DE SOUZA, VANIA NIETO;
BALLALLAI MANGILLI, PRISCILA BETTONI;
MIRA, MARCELO TAVORA;
BEZERRA, OHANNA CAVALCANTI;
LAGUILA VISENTAINER, JEANE ELIETE;
ALVES, HUGO VICENTIN;
JARDULI, LUCIANA RIBEIRO;
MORAES, MILTON OZORIO;
CAMARINHA MARCOS, ELAINE VALIN;
PEREIRA LATINI, ANA CARLA.
HLA-DPB1 and HLA-C alleles are associated with leprosy in a Brazilian population.
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