IL6 G-174C associated with sudden infant death syndrome in a Caucasian Australian cohort.

@article{Moscovis2006IL6GA,
  title={IL6 G-174C associated with sudden infant death syndrome in a Caucasian Australian cohort.},
  author={Sophia M. Moscovis and A. Elizabeth Gordon and Osama Mohamed Al Madani and Maree Gleeson and Rodney J. Scott and June Roberts-Thomson and Sharron Therese Hall and Donald Mackay Weir and Anthony Busuttil and C. Caroline Blackwell},
  journal={Human immunology},
  year={2006},
  volume={67 10},
  pages={819-25}
}
The aims of this study were to analyze IL6 G-174C in relation to high interleukin (IL)-6 concentrations found in some sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) infants, and to assess the effects of IL6 G-174C, smoking status, and gender on IL-6 responses. SIDS infants, parents of SIDS infants, and populations with high (Aboriginal Australian), medium (Caucasian) or low (Bangladeshi) SIDS incidences were genotyped. Leukocytes were stimulated in vitro with endotoxin and IL-6 responses were assessed in… CONTINUE READING

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