Ancient Macedonian Genes in the the Modern Macedonian Nation not-related to the Greek Nation
National Center for Biotechnology Information
Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain
HLA genes in Macedonians and the sub-Saharan origin of the Greeks
Tissue Antigens 2001 Feb; 57(2):118-127
Department of Immunology and Molecular Biology, H. 12 de
Octubre, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain. firstname.lastname@example.org
Arnaiz-Villena A, Dimitroski K,
Pacho A, Moscoso J, Gomez-Casado E, Silvera-Redondo C, Varela P, Blagoevska M,
Zdravkovska V, Martinez-Laso J.
HLA alleles have been determined in individuals from the Republic of Macedonia by DNA typing and sequencing. HLA-A, -B, -DR, -DQ allele frequencies and extended haplotypes have been for the first time determined and the results compared to those of other Mediterraneans, particularly with their neighbouring Greeks. Genetic distances, neighbor-joining dendrograms and correspondence analysis have been performed. The following conclusions have been reached:
1) Macedonians belong to the "older" Mediterranean substratum, like Iberians (including Basques), North Africans, Italians, French, Cretans, Jews, Lebanese, Turks (Anatolians), Armenians and Iranians,
2) Macedonians are not related
with geographically close Greeks, who do not belong to the "older"
3) Greeks are found to have a
substantial relatedness to sub-Saharan (Ethiopian) people, which separate them
from other Mediterranean groups. Both Greeks and Ethiopians share quasi-specific
DRB1 alleles, such as *0305, *0307, *0411, *0413, *0416, *0417, *0420, *1110,
*1112, *1304 and *1310. Genetic distances are closer between Greeks and
Ethiopian/sub-Saharan groups than to any other Mediterranean group and finally
Greeks cluster with Ethiopians/sub-Saharans in both neighbour joining
dendrograms and correspondence analyses. The time period when these
relationships might have occurred was ancient but uncertain and might be related
to the displacement of Egyptian-Ethiopian people living in pharaonic Egypt.
PMID: 11260506 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
NCBI SOURCE: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=11260506&dopt=Abstract.
NCBI Website: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/.
Other NCBI genetic researches on the Cretans,
Palestinians, Morocans, Algerians, Spanish, Basques, Italians, Mexican
Mazatecans, Thais, Lebanese, etc.
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