Polymorphic Variability in the 3'Untranslated Region (UTR) of IL12B is associated with Susceptibility to Severe Anaemia in Kenyan Children with Acute Plasmodium...
|dc.contributor.author||Hittner, James B|
|dc.description.abstract||Plasmodium falciparum malaria remains a leading cause of morbidity and mortality among African children. Innate immunity provides the first line of defence against P. falciparum infections, particularly in young children that lack naturally-acquired malarial immunity, such as the population examined here. Consistent with the fact that elevated interleukin (IL)-12 is an important component of the innate immune response that provides protective immunity against malaria, we have previously shown that suppression of IL-12 in African children is associated with the development of severe malarial anaemia (SMA). Since the role of IL12B variants in conditioning susceptibility to SMA remains largely unexplored, the association between a single nucleotide polymorphism (1188A→ C, rs3212227), SMA (Hb< 6.0 g/dL), circulating IL-12p40/p70 levels, and longitudinal clinical …||en_US|
|dc.title||Polymorphic Variability in the 3'Untranslated Region (UTR) of IL12B is associated with Susceptibility to Severe Anaemia in Kenyan Children with Acute Plasmodium...||en_US|
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