Schizophrenia and HLA: a review.
P Wright, VL Nimgaonkar, PT Donaldson, RM Murray
Schizophr Res | Published : 2001
A number of reports of genetic association of human leucocyte antigens (HLA) and alleles with schizophrenia have recently been published. A schizophrenia locus on chromosome 6p near the HLA region has also been reported, on the basis of linkage studies. We have therefore reviewed the investigations of association of HLA with schizophrenia published from 1974 to date, and have also briefly reviewed the chromosome 6p linkage studies. Two or more groups of investigators have reported association of each of the following HLA antigens or alleles with schizophrenia - A9 or its A24 subspecificity, A28, A10, DRB1*01 and DRw6. However, these results may represent Type I errors caused by small sample ..View full abstract