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Oligonucleotide typing reveals association of type I psoriasis with the HLA-DRB1*0701/2, -DQA1*0201, -DQB1*0303 extended haplotype
Department of Dermatology, University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3858-8474
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1993 (English)In: Journal of Investigative Dermatology, ISSN 0022-202X, E-ISSN 1523-1747, Vol. 100, no 6, 749-752 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Although the pathogenesis of psoriasis is still a matter of debate, there are several lines of evidence supporting the concept of this disease being immunologically mediated with T cells playing a crucial role. Because a considerable portion of the cellular infiltrate in psoriasis consists of activated T-helper cells, expression of HLA class II antigens might be of particular importance for the understanding of its pathogenesis. Therefore, we investigated the HLA type of patients with type I (early onset, positive family history) and type II (late onset, no family history) psoriasis by means of serology (n = 89) and genotyping using sequence-specific oligonucleotide probes (n = 64). Serologic analysis of class I documented the association of type I psoriasis with HLA-Cw6, -B13, and -B57, whereas type II psoriasis showed a weaker correlation with HLA-Cw2 and -B27. Genotyping using SSO for class II detected the elevation of the HLA-DRB1*0701/2 allele frequency from 13% in normal population to 36% in type I, but only to 15% in type II psoriatics. Moreover, positive correlations with type I psoriasis were detected for HLA-DQA1*0201 and HLA-DQB1*0303. The HLA-DRB1*0701/2, -DQA1*0201, -DQB1*0303 extended haplotype was found exclusively in type I psoriasis. This is the first report documenting the association of distinct HLA class II alleles with type I psoriasis as detected on the DNA level, an approach both more specific and more sensitive when compared to serology.

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Nature Publishing Group, 1993. Vol. 100, no 6, 749-752 p.
Keyword [en]
mhc class-ii; hla class-ii; langerhans cells; immune-system; expression; antigen; susceptibility; autoimmunity; molecules; plaques
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Dermatology and Venereal Diseases
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-82434DOI: 10.1111/1523-1747.ep12476080ISI: A1993LE32900005PubMedID: 8496614OAI: diva2:661176
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