Journal article

Resolving incomplete single nucleotide polymorphism tagging of HLA-DQ2.2 for coeliac disease genotyping using digital droplet PCR

MY Hardy, N Ontiveros, MD Varney, JA Tye-Din

HLA | WILEY | Published : 2018


A hallmark of coeliac disease (CD) is the exceptionally strong genetic association with HLA-DQ2.5, DQ8, and DQ2.2. HLA typing provides information on CD risk important to both clinicians and researchers. A method that enables simple and fast detection of all CD risk genotypes is particularly desirable for the study of large populations. Single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP)-based HLA typing can detect the CD risk genotypes by detecting a combination of six SNPs but this approach can struggle to resolve HLA-DQ2.2, seen in 4% of European CD patients, because of the low resolution of one negatively predicting SNP. We sought to optimise SNP-based HLA typing by harnessing the additional resolution..

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Awarded by Mexican National Council for Science and Technology

Funding Acknowledgements

Victorian State Government Operational Infrastructure Support; NHMRC Independent Research Institutes Infrastructure Support Scheme; Coeliac Australia; University of Melbourne; Mexican National Council for Science and Technology, Grant/Award number: 32835