Background: Human leukocyte antigen (HLA) loci have been implicated in
several neurodevelopmental disorders in which language is affected. However, to date,
no studies have investigated the possible involvement of HLA loci in specific
language impairment (SLI), a disorder that is defined primarily upon unexpected
language impairment. We r... read moreeport association analyses of single-nucleotide
polymorphisms (SNPs) and HLA types in a cohort of individuals affected by language
Keywords: Specific language impairment (SLI), HLA, Neurodevelopmental
disorders, Genetic association.
Nudel, Ron, Nuala H. Simpson, Gillian Baird, Anne O'Hare, Gina
Conti-Ramsden, Patrick F. Bolton, Elizabeth R. Hennessy, Anthony P. Monaco, Julian C.
Knight, Bruce Winney, Simon E. Fisher, and Dianne F. Newbury. "Associations of HLA
alleles with specific language impairment." Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders
6, no. 1 (12, 2014): 1-9.