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|Title:||Absence of association between the Fcγ receptor IIIA-176F\ V polymorphism and the severity of malaria in Thai|
University of Tokyo
|Citation:||Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases. Vol.55, No.5 (2002), 167-169|
|Abstract:||Human Fcγ receptor (FcγR) genes form a clustered gene family, which consists of Fcγ RIIA, IIB, IIC, IIIA, and IIIB genes, on chromosome 1q23. We previously reported that the Fcγ RIIA-131H/H genotype in combination with the FcγRIIIB-NA2 allele is associated with susceptibility to cerebral malaria, and that such an association can be caused by linkage disequilibrium (LD) between these polymorphisms and the primary associated gene(s) in this region. FcγRIIIA is known to exhibit the genetic polymorphism FcγRIIIA-176F/V coded for different affinity to IgG1 and IgG3. In this study, we examined a possible association between FcγRIIIA-176F/V polymorphism and severity of malaria in 462 adult Thai patients with Plasmodium falciparum malaria. The frequencies of FcγRIIIA-176V among patients with mild malaria, with non-cerebral severe malaria, and with cerebral malaria were 32.7%, 29.9%, and 36.3%, respectively. This polymorphism showed neither positive nor negative association with the severity of malaria. Thus, we concluded that the association of FcγRIIA-131H/R and FcγRIIIB-NA1/NA2 polymorphisms with cerebral malaria in Thailand is not due to the LD caused by FcγRIIIA-176F/V.|
|Appears in Collections:||Scopus 2001-2005|
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