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Positive HLA-Dw2 in Narcolepsy

  • T. Naohara
  • Y. Honda
  • T. Juji

Abstract

Some authors reported that all the narcoleptic patients studied were positive for HLA-DR2 and DQw1 (Honda et al. 1984; Juji et al. 1984; Langdom et al. 1984; Billiard and Seignalet 1985). These findings prompted us to investigate HLA-D specificities of narcoleptics, because, in the Japanese population, HLA-D specificities that associate with HLA-DR2 have been reported to be HLA-Dw12 and less frequently Dw2, which is in contrast to the high correlation of HLA-DR2 and HLA-Dw2 (r value is approximately 0.9) in Caucasoid populations (Jaraquemada 1984).

Keywords

Gray Zone Mixed Lymphocyte Reaction Narcoleptic Patient Caucasoid Population Autologous Mixed Lymphocyte Reaction 
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  • T. Naohara
  • Y. Honda
  • T. Juji

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