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WTCCC2 Visceral Leishmaniasis (VL) samples

A WTCCC2 project genome-wide association study for visceral leishmaniasis (VL) in individuals from India, Brazil and Sudan, genotyped on the custom Illumina 670k array. The WTCCC2 analysis of the Brazilian and Indian samples is described in Fakiola et al. [Nat Genet. 2013 Feb;45(2):208-13].It should be noted that due to expected family structure in the data, normal analyses of these data should include an estimation of the relatedness between the samples. For more details about sample collection for the project please refer to the Methods section of the paper above. The samples from India were all collected from Bihar state in northeastern India. The Brazilian samples were collected from a wide area of northern Brazil, and managed at two laboratories in Natal and Belem. For more details on the geographic distribution of the Brazil samples please see Jamieson et al. [Genes Immun. 2007 Jan;8(1):84-90]. We have not generated qc_passed or info files for the Sudanese data, a preliminary scan of the data indicated that there may be DNA quality issues with these samples.

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Dataset ID Description Technology Samples
EGAD00010000636 0 1
EGAD00010000638 0 1
EGAD00010000640 0 1
Publications Citations
Common variants in the HLA-DRB1-HLA-DQA1 HLA class II region are associated with susceptibility to visceral leishmaniasis.
Nat Genet 45: 2013 208-213