Historic, Demographic, and Genetic Evidence for Increased Population Frequencies of CCR5 Delta 32 Mutation in Croatian Island Isolates after Lethal 15th Century Epidemics
Zrinka Biloglav, Lina Zgaga, Mladen Smoljanovic, Caroline Hayward, Ozren Polasek, Ivana Kolcic, Veronique Vitart, Tatijana Zemunik, Vesna Boraska, Vesela Torlak, Rosanda Mulic, Darko Ropac, Ivica Grkovic, Diana Rudan, Smiljana Ristic, Maja Barbalic, Harry Campbell, Alan F Wright, Igor Rudan
Croatian Medical Journal | MEDICINSKA NAKLADA | Published : 2009
Awarded by Ministry of Science, Education, and Sports of the Republic of Croatia
Awarded by EU FP6
Awarded by Medical Research Council
The study was partially supported through the grants from the Ministry of Science, Education, and Sports of the Republic of Croatia (108-1080315-0302) to I. R. and the grants from The British Council, The Wellcome Trust, The Royal Society, Medical Research Council UK, and EU FP6 project EUROSPAN (contract number: 018947) to I. R. and H. C. The authors collectively thank the large number of individuals (medical students of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Zagreb, Croatia; local general practitioners and nurses in study populations; the employees of several other Croatian institutions, including but not limited to the University of Rijeka and Split, Croatia; Croatian Institute of Public Health; Institutes of Public Health in Split and Dubrovnik, Croatia; and the Institute for Anthropological Research in Zagreb, Croatia) for their individual help in planning and carrying out the field work related to the project. We thank Nicholas D. Hastie for giving the idea and helping to obtain financial support for this manuscript.