publication . Article . 2004

HLA alleles and lung cancer in a Turkish population.

Ozbek N; Birinci A; Karaoglanoglu O; Coban Ahmet; Okumus B; Cakir S; Durupinar B;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2004 Journal: Annals of Saudi Medicine, volume 24, pages 106-111 (issn: 0256-4947, eissn: 0975-4466, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre
BACKGROUND: The concept of genetic factors playing a role in the pathogenesis of lung cancer has gained increased attention. The present study was undertaken to examine the question of HLA association with lung cancer and to investigate the effects of HLA on survival time. METHODS: The distribution of HLA class I (A, B, C) antigens and class II (DR, DQ) alleles were studied in 81 unrelated Turkish patients with lung cancer. The HLA status of patients was compared with that of a control group consisting of 117 ethnically matched healthy donors. HLA class I antigens were studied by Terasaki′s microlymphocytotoxicity test and HLA class II alleles were studie...
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