Association of CPT II gene with risk of acute encephalitis in Chinese children.

@article{Hu2014AssociationOC,
  title={Association of CPT II gene with risk of acute encephalitis in Chinese children.},
  author={Jianxia Hu and Zong-bo Chen and Xiaoyi Liu and Zhihong Chen and Dandan Xin and Peipei Liu},
  journal={The Pediatric infectious disease journal},
  year={2014},
  volume={33 10},
  pages={1077-82}
}
BACKGROUND Mutations of the CPT II gene cause CPT II deficiency, an inborn metabolic error affecting mitochondrial fatty acid β-oxidation. Associations and mechanisms of CPT II gene with acute encephalitis need to be elucidated. We aimed to investigate the associations of CPT II gene variants and CPT II activity with development of acute encephalitis. METHODS A total of 440 blood-unrelated Chinese children with acute encephalitis and 229 healthy controls were enrolled in this case control… CONTINUE READING