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Protective Human Leucocyte Antigen Haplotype, HLA-DRB1*01-B*14, against Chronic Chagas Disease in Bolivia

  • Florencia del Puerto,

    Affiliation: Department of Immunogenetics, Institute of Tropical Medicine (NEKKEN), and Global COE Program, Nagasaki University, Nagasaki, Japan

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  • Juan Eiki Nishizawa,

    Affiliation: Clinica Siraní, Santa Cruz, Bolivia

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  • Mihoko Kikuchi,

    Affiliations: Department of Immunogenetics, Institute of Tropical Medicine (NEKKEN), and Global COE Program, Nagasaki University, Nagasaki, Japan, Center for International Collaboration Research (CICORN), Nagasaki University, Nagasaki, Japan

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  • Yelin Roca,

    Affiliation: Centro Nacional de Enfermedades Tropicales, Santa Cruz, Bolivia

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  • Cinthia Avilas,

    Affiliation: Centro Nacional de Enfermedades Tropicales, Santa Cruz, Bolivia

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  • Alberto Gianella,

    Affiliation: Centro Nacional de Enfermedades Tropicales, Santa Cruz, Bolivia

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  • Javier Lora,

    Affiliation: Centro Nacional de Enfermedades Tropicales, Santa Cruz, Bolivia

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  • Freddy Udalrico Gutierrez Velarde,

    Affiliation: Hospital Universitario Japonés, Santa Cruz, Bolivia

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  • Sachio Miura,

    Affiliation: Department of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, School of Medicine, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan

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  • Norihiro Komiya,

    Affiliation: Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Nagasaki University Graduate School of Biomedical Science, Nagasaki, Japan

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  • Koji Maemura,

    Affiliation: Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Nagasaki University Graduate School of Biomedical Science, Nagasaki, Japan

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  • Kenji Hirayama mail

    hiraken@nagasaki-u.ac.jp

    Affiliation: Department of Immunogenetics, Institute of Tropical Medicine (NEKKEN), and Global COE Program, Nagasaki University, Nagasaki, Japan

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  • Published: March 20, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001587

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Reference not find

Posted by jelvisentainer on 17 Jan 2013 at 17:14 GMT

I would find one reference cited in an article published in PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2012 March; 6(3): e1587.
Published online 2012 March 20. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001587:
18. Aida K, Juarez S, Kikuchi M, Gil M, Ayau O, et al. HLA-B35 and MICA-A5 synergistically enhanced susceptibility to Chagas Heart disease. MHC. 2000;7:63–70.

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