Footprints of genetic susceptibility to pulmonary tuberculosis: Cytokine gene variants in north Indians

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BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES Tuberculosis is (TB) responsible for high morbidity and mortality worldwide. Cytokines play a major role in defense against Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. Polymorphisms in the genes encoding the various pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines have been associated with tuberculosis susceptibility. In this study we examined… (More)

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