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Nature Communications
A genome-wide association study of marginal zone lymphoma shows association to the HLA region
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© 2015 Macmillan Publishers Limited. All rights reserved. Marginal zone lymphoma (MZL) is the third most common subtype of B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Here we perform a two-stage GWAS of 1,281 MZL cases and 7,127 controls of European ancestry and identify two independent loci near BTNL2 (rs9461741, P=3.95 × 10 '15) and HLA-B (rs2922994, P=2.43 × 10 '9) in the HLA region significantly associated with MZL risk. This is the first evidence that genetic variation in the major histocompatibility complex influences MZL susceptibility.
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