Genetic association of the HLA DRB1 gene locus on chromosome 6p21.3 with schizophrenia.
- Published Article
The American journal of psychiatry
- Publication Date
Dec 01, 1996
DRB1*04 alleles may partially account for the genetic predisposition to schizophrenia. The association reported here may be explained by genetic linkage or by an autoimmune pathophysiology for a proportion of schizophrenia cases. Alternatively, it may be that maternal B lymphocytes that do not express the DR4 antigen encoded by DRB1*04 respond to influenza virus by producing antibodies that perturb neurodevelopment, thus underpinning a proportion of schizophrenia cases.
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