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Research Article

Genetic Epidemiology of Glioblastoma Multiforme: Confirmatory and New Findings from Analyses of Human Leukocyte Antigen Alleles and Motifs

  • Wei Song,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

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  • Avima M. Ruder,

    Affiliation: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Liangyuan Hu,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

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  • Yufeng Li,

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

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  • Rong Ni,

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

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  • Wenshuo Shao,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

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  • Richard A. Kaslow,

    Affiliations: Department of Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

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  • MaryAnn Butler,

    Affiliation: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Jianming Tang mail

    jtang@uab.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

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  • Published: September 23, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0007157

About the Authors

Wei Song, Liangyuan Hu, Wenshuo Shao, Richard A. Kaslow
Department of Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America
Avima M. Ruder, MaryAnn Butler
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America
Yufeng Li, Rong Ni, Richard A. Kaslow, Jianming Tang
Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: jtang@uab.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AMR YL RK MB JT. Performed the experiments: WS LH RN WS. Analyzed the data: WS AMR LH YL WS MB JT. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AMR RN RK MB JT. Wrote the paper: WS AMR LH YL RK JT. Reviewed the literature: JT AMR.