Genetic variation at -1878 (rs2596542) in MICA gene region is associated with chronic hepatitis B virus infection in Saudi Arabian patients.

@article{AlQahtani2013GeneticVA,
  title={Genetic variation at -1878 (rs2596542) in MICA gene region is associated with chronic hepatitis B virus infection in Saudi Arabian patients.},
  author={Ahmed A Al-Qahtani and Mashael R. Al-Anazi and Ayman Assad Abdo and Faisal M Sanai and Waleed K Al-Hamoudi and Khalid A Alswat and Hamad Ibrahim Al-Ashgar and Nisreen Z. Khalaf and Nisha A. Viswan and Mohammed Noreen Al-Ahdal},
  journal={Experimental and molecular pathology},
  year={2013},
  volume={95 3},
  pages={255-8}
}
MHC class I polypeptide-related chain A (MICA), mapping to 6p21.33, belongs to the non-classical class I family and its expression is induced by several stress factors including viral infection. A recent genome-wide association study has identified a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) of MICA, rs2596542 to be significantly associated with hepatitis C… CONTINUE READING