Coding and non-coding polymorphisms in VDR gene and susceptibility to pulmonary tuberculosis in tribes, castes and Muslims of Central India.

@article{Sharma2011CodingAN,
  title={Coding and non-coding polymorphisms in VDR gene and susceptibility to pulmonary tuberculosis in tribes, castes and Muslims of Central India.},
  author={Prithvi Raj Sharma and Shweta V. Singh and Mamta Jena and Gunja Mishra and Ravi Prakash and Prashanta Kumar Das and Rameshwar N. K. Bamezai and Pramod Kumar Tiwari},
  journal={Infection, genetics and evolution : journal of molecular epidemiology and evolutionary genetics in infectious diseases},
  year={2011},
  volume={11 6},
  pages={1456-61}
}
Vitamin D receptor (VDR) plays an important role in activating immune response against various infectious agents. This study was aimed to investigate the association between VDR gene polymorphisms and different clinical forms of pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) in different population groups. Four common polymorphisms (TaqI, ApaI, BsmI and FokI) of VDR gene were studied in clinically diagnosed TB patients and healthy controls from Sahariya tribe (n=377), Bhil tribe (n=95), Chhattisgarh tribe (n=33… CONTINUE READING