Genetic regulation of the impaired immune response to hepatitis-B vaccine associated with low TCR density in end stage renal disease patients: contribution of complement C4 and factor B alleles.

We have studied the relationship between T-cell receptor (TCR) density, genetic factors and the specific immune response in 153 end stage renal disease (ESRD) patients on haemodialysis immunised with HBsAg vaccine. One-hundred and nineteen patients raised a protective (> 10 U/ml) antibody response to hepatitis-B vaccination (responder, R), while 34 patients… CONTINUE READING