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|Title:||Significant association between TNF-α (TNF) promoter allele (-1031C, -863C, and -857C) and cerebral malaria in Thailand|
University of Tokyo
|Keywords:||Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology;Immunology and Microbiology;Medicine|
|Citation:||Tissue Antigens. Vol.69, No.3 (2007), 277-280|
|Abstract:||We examined a possible association of three single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of the tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF) promoter -1031T>C (rs1799964), -863C>A (rs1800630), and -857C>T (rs1799724) with severe malaria in 466 adult patients having Plasmodium falciparum malaria in northwest Thailand. Four TNF promoter alleles comprising these three SNPs were detected in the studied population. The frequency of the TNF U04 allele designated -1031C, -863C, and -857C was found to be significantly greater in patients with cerebral malaria than in patients with mild malaria (12.6%, cerebral malaria vs 5.6%, mild malaria; odds ratio = 2.5; P = 0.002). The association of U04 with susceptibility to cerebral malaria was not caused by linkage disequilibrium with any specific HLA-B and -DRB1 alleles. © 2007 Blackwell Munksgaard.|
|Appears in Collections:||Scopus 2006-2010|
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