Volume 40, Issue 2 (March 1995)

    Flow Chart HLA-DQA1 Genotyping and Its Application to a Forensic Case

    (Received 7 April 1994; accepted 19 July 1994)

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    The detection of genetic polymorphism has become increasingly important in forensic science as well as in medical genetics. In this report, we describe a systematic flow chart system for HLA-DQA1 genotyping by an improved PCR-RFLP (polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism) method coupled with the PRSM (PCR-mediated restriction site modification) method. This flow chart typing system can easily discriminate between a total of eight reported DQA1 alleles commonly found in Chinese. We have applied this flow chart typing system in a forensic case as well as in the determination of the frequencies of the eight DQA1 alleles in 121 unrelated Taiwan Chinese subjects. Our results show that the flow chart DQA1 genotyping is a simple, fast, and accurate system which, in the future, may be considered as an alternative method for routine individual identification in forensic casework, and for paternity testing and tissue typing in medical genetics.


    Author Information:

    Yang, C-H
    Central Police University, Kwei Shan, Taoyuan,

    Pai, C-Y
    Central Police University, Kwei Shan, Taoyuan,

    Chou, S-L
    Criminal Investigation Bureau of National Police Administration, Taipei,

    Tang, TK
    Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taipei,


    Stock #: JFS15347J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS15347J

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    Title Flow Chart HLA-DQA1 Genotyping and Its Application to a Forensic Case
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