Human-leukocyte antigen class i Cw 1502 and Class II DR 0301 genotypes are associated with resistance to severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) infection

Sheng Fan Wang, Kuan Hsuan Chen, Marcelo Chen, Wen Yi Li, Yen Ju Chen, Ching Han Tsao, Muh Yong Yen, Jason C. Huang, Yi Ming Arthur Chen

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One-hundred and thirty confirmed cases of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) were recruited to evaluate their anti-SARS-coronavirus (CoV) antibody status and human leukocyte antigen (HLA) types in September 2006, 3y after the SARS outbreaks in Taiwan. Western blot assay showed that 6.9% of participants still had anti-spike and anti-nucleocapside antibodies. A case-control study of the association of HLA with SARS revealed that the HLA-Cw1502 and DR0301 alleles conferred resistance against SARS infection (p<0.05).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)421-426
Number of pages6
JournalViral Immunology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2011
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Virology

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