Further studies on the major histocompatability complex as a genetic marker for schizophrenia

E. Smeraldi, L. Bellodi, C. L. Cazzullo

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Abstract

The results seem to indicate the existence of a locus in the major histocompatibity complex (MHC) region, correlated to schizophrenic illness and strictly linked to the loci HL A and MLR. The associations found between these last loci and the disease can probably be explained by a linkage disequilibrium or a selective pressure between the alleles of the three loci. The results also indicate that the genetic systems investigated may be useful diagnostically as a genetic marker for schizophrenia. But the real meaning of their relationships to the illness has to be further investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)655-661
Number of pages7
JournalBiological Psychiatry
Volume11
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1976

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  • Biological Psychiatry

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