Presentation on theme: "The Effect of Mating with Neanderthals and Denisovans on our Immune system Group A10 Gerald Duncan, Olivia Lahay, Madeline Lionberger, Kyle Sledge, Heather."— Presentation transcript:
1 The Effect of Mating with Neanderthals and Denisovans on our Immune system Group A10Gerald Duncan, Olivia Lahay, Madeline Lionberger, Kyle Sledge, Heather Yutko
2 IntroductionHLA (human leukocyte antigen): Genes important in immune system responseHaplotype: Combination of alleles transmitted togetherLigand: binds to receptorsNatural Killer Cells: Integral part of immune systemDenisovans: group similar to NeanderthalsBalancing selection: Multiple alleles maintained in populationIntrogression: Gene flow between hybrids and parental populationsAdmixture: Mixing formerly unexposed populations
3 Data/Results Study led by Stanford University Human migration from Africa occurred 67,500 years ago Maximum of 4% of modern Eurasian genomes can be traced back to NeanderthalsMaximum of 4-6% of modern Melanesian genomes can be traced back to DenisovansThousands of alleles per HLADenisovans would have to evolved certain immunities (Malaria)
5 Data/Results (Cont’d) Percentage of HLA-A deviations believed (Abi-Rached) to be from sexual activity with extinct races:European: 50%Chinese: 70%Papua New Guinean: 95%50-60 % of Chinese inhabitants possess A*11Very rare in African regions
6 Fig. 2Effect of adaptive introgression of Denisovan HLA class I alleles on modern Asian and Oceanian populations.(A) Simplified map of the HLA class I region showing the positions of the HLA-A, -B, and -C genes.(B) Five of the six Denisovan HLA-A, -B, and -C alleles are identical to modern counterparts. Shown at the left for each allele is the number of sequence reads (4) specific to that allele and their coverage of the ~3.5-kb HLA class I gene. Center columns give the modern-human allele (HLA type) that has the lowest number of single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) mismatches to the Denisovan allele. The next most similar modern allele and the number of SNP differences are shown in the columns on the right. ¶A recombinant allele with 5′ segments originating from B*40. §The coding sequence is identical to C*15:05:02.(C and D) Worldwide distributions of the two possible Denisovan HLA-A to -C haplotype combinations. Both are present in modern Asians and Oceanians but absent from sub-Saharan Africans.(E to G) The distribution of three Denisovan alleles: HLA-A*11 (E), C*15 (F), and C*12:02 (G), in modern human populations shows they are common in Asians but absent or rare in sub-Saharan Africans.(H) Estimation of divergence times shows that A*11, C*15, and C*12:02 were formed before the Out-of-Africa migration. Shown on the left are the alleles they diverged from, on the right are the divergence time estimates: median, mean, and range.
7 Fig. 3Effect of adaptive introgression of Neandertal HLA class I alleles on modern human populations.(A) All six Neandertal HLA-A, -B, and -C alleles are identical to modern HLA class I alleles. Shown at the left for each allele is the number of allele-specific sequence reads (3) and their coverage of the ~3.5-kb HLA gene. Center columns give the modern-human allele (HLA type) having the lowest number of SNP differences from the Neandertal allele. The next most similar modern allele and the number of SNP differences are shown in the columns on the right. Alleles marked with § include additional rare alleles.(B and C) Worldwide distributions of the two possible Neandertal HLA-A to-C haplotype combinations. Both are present in modern Eurasians, but absent from sub-Saharan Africans.(D to G) Distribution of four Neandertal alleles: HLA-B*07:02/03/06 (D), B*51:01/08 (E), C*07:02 (F), and C*16:02 (G), in modern human populations.
8 Discussion The findings suggest: Interbreeding between archaic humans and Homo sapiens.Adaptive introgression of HLA genes.HLA:Control NK cellsT cell immunityHighly polymorphic---different allelesVital immune system component
9 ConclusionSome HLA alleles in modern humans may have originated from extinct human species.These alleles may contribute to defending against locally prevalent diseases.
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