Published in Blood Weekly, November 4th, 2004
"Psoriasis vulgaris, particularly its juvenile form, is strongly associated with the HLA-Cw*06 allele encoding the HLA-Cw6 molecule. This molecule is recognized by the inhibitory receptor KIR2DL1 and the activatory receptor KIR2DS1, which are expressed on natural killer cells and subpopulations of T lymphocytes," scientists in Poland report.
"Humans differ by the presence or absence of particular KIR genes. We hypothesized that either activatory KIR2DS1 or inhibitory KIR2DL1 gene frequencies might be different in psoriatic patients from a...
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