HLA-B*52:01-C*12:02 aplotype: Protective for AIDS Progression and Susceptive to Autoimmune Diseases (image) Kumamoto University Share Print E-Mail Caption The HLA-B*52:01 and -C*12:02-restricted CTLs strongly suppress HIV-1 replication resulting in slower disease progression. In contrast, the HLA-B*52:01-C*12:02 haplotypes are susceptible to autoimmune diseases. Credit Professor Masafumi Takiguchi Usage Restrictions This image may only be used in conjunction with the accompanying release, or stories written about the work described in the release with reference to the original work. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.