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The origin of the Sinhalese population of Sri Lanka is debated. We subtyped HLA-A*02 in 101 Sinhalese and observed a preponderance of the rare allele HLA-A*0211 which was similar to reported frequencies in northern India. Taken with low-resolution typing for the remaining A, B, C, DR and DQ alleles, these data suggest a North Indian origin for the Sri Lankan Sinhalese.

Original publication

DOI

10.1111/j.1744-313X.2007.00698.x

Type

Journal article

Journal

Int J Immunogenet

Publication Date

10/2007

Volume

34

Pages

313 - 315

Keywords

Asian Continental Ancestry Group, Gene Frequency, HLA Antigens, HLA-A Antigens, HLA-A2 Antigen, Humans, India, Sri Lanka