Adv Pharm Bull. 2015;5(1):137-140.
doi: 10.5681/apb.2015.020
PMID: 25789232
PMCID: PMC4352218
Scopus id: 84924528325
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Evaluation of Association Between HLA Class II DR4–DQ8 Haplotype and Type I Diabetes Mellitus in Children of East Azerbaijan State of Iran

Nasrin Sohrabi 1,2,3, Mahmoud Shekari Khaniani 1, Sima Mansoori Derakhshan 1,2 *

1 Medical Genetic Department, Faculty of Medicine, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.
2 Immunology Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.
3 Student Research Committee, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.


Purpose: Association between HLA-DR4–DQ8 haplotype and type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (DM-1A) was investigated in children of East Azerbaijan state of Iran because such an association has not been previously studied in this population. Methods: HLA-typing was performed by polymerase chain reaction sequence-specific priming. For haplotype analysis, the logistic regression model was performed. Results: Of the three investigated alleles, the frequency of DRB1*0401 was significantly higher among patients compared with that in healthy subjects (76.74% vs. 23.26%). Conclusion: The findings of the current study are consistent with those of previous studies and show that DRB1*0401 is associated with DM-1A; the frequencies of the two other alleles were also higher among patients, although the differences were not statistically significant. Two haplotypes associated with these alleles were also surveyed, and DRB1*0401−-DQA1*0301−, and DRB1*0401−-DQA1*0301−-DQB1*0302− were the most frequent haplotypes among the patient group.
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Submitted: 30 Sep 2014
Revised: 08 Jan 2015
First published online: 05 Mar 2015
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