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The HLA-B27

Genetic Marker

Do you have it?

What does it mean?

 

The HLA-B27 Genetic Marker is said to have protective properties that seem to guard against the progression of HIV.  It is said, that people with this gene do not have the right proteins  for the HIV virus to bind with. The HLA - B27 Marker is most often found in people with O- Blood.

 

The HLA-B27 Genetic Marker...do you have it?

 

HLA-B27 is an inherited gene marker associated with a number of related rheumatic diseases. They share in common, features such as spinal and peripheral arthritis, skin and GI disorders, anterior chamber eye disease, and psoriasis like skin lesions. This gene is found with highest prevalence in patients with ankylosing spondylosis, as well as reactive arthritis, and patients with the combination of peripheral arthritis and either psoriasis and/or inflammatory bowel disease. To learn more about Ankylosing Spondylitis, click here.

 

 

Ankylosing Spondylosis Chronic Pain and Inflammation Areas.  Where is your pain?  How do you find relief?  Join the conversation!

 

Additional Resources:

http://answers.ankylosing.org

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HLA-B

US Patent 5993812

Journal of Virology

http://arthritis.about.com/HLAB27.htm

Ankylosing Spondylitis

www.spondylitis.org/about/faq.aspx

www.answers.com/topic/hla-b27