Ethnic differences in allele distribution for the IL8 and IL1B genes in populations from eastern India

Hum Biol. 2004 Feb;76(1):153-9. doi: 10.1353/hub.2004.0016.


Populations from eastern India have been examined for the allele distribution at polymorphic sites in the IL8 and IL1B genes. Significant differences in allele frequencies between caste and tribal population groups were observed. However, there are no differences in allele frequencies among various subpopulations within caste or tribal groups. We argue that different caste populations from the same geographic location can be pooled for the purpose of population association studies.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • European Continental Ancestry Group / ethnology
  • European Continental Ancestry Group / genetics*
  • Gene Frequency / genetics*
  • Genetics, Population*
  • Genotype
  • Haplotypes / genetics
  • Humans
  • India
  • Interleukin-1 / genetics*
  • Polymorphism, Genetic / genetics*
  • Social Class*


  • Interleukin-1