Killer-cell immunoglobulin-like receptors genotyping of 127 individuals from Terceira Island, Azores, Portugal.

Research paper by Bruno Filipe BF Bettencourt, João Paulo JP Pinheiro, Jácome Bruges JB Armas

Indexed on: 10 Aug '16Published on: 10 Aug '16Published in: Human Immunology


One hundred and twenty-seven unrelated Azorean individuals were randomly selected to study the gene frequencies of Killer-cell immunoglobulin-like receptors (KIR) in the Azorean (Terceira) population. KIR genotyping was performed by polymerase chain reaction using commercial sequence-specific oligonucleotide probe kits. All loci were in HWE, showing no locus-level deviations. The genotype data is available in the Allele Frequencies Net Database under the population name ''Azores Terceira Island KIR''.