Analysis of HLA-DRB3 alleles and supertypical genotypes in the MHC Class II region in sporadic inclusion body myositis
Arada Rojana-udomsart, Chalermchai Mitrpant, Ian James, Campbell Witt, Merrilee Needham, Timothy Day, Lynette Kiers, Alastair Corbett, Patricia Martinez, Steve D Wilton, Frank L Mastaglia
Journal of Neuroimmunology | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2013
Dr A Rojana-udomsart was supported by the Enid and Arthur Home Memorial Scholarship and a University of Western Australia Scholarship for International Research Fees (SIRF). Dr C Mitrpant was partially supported by Chalermphrakiat grant, Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University. We thank Dr V. Fabian and Dr. R. Junckerstorff from the Section of Neuropathology, Royal Perth Hospital and the other pathologists who reported the muscle biopsies, and the clinicians who referred patients. The authors also acknowledge the staff of the Department of Clinical Immunology at Royal Perth Hospital who performed the HLA genotyping and the Busselton Research Foundation for access to the control DNA samples. Financial support for the study was provided by the Neuromuscular Foundation of Western Australia.