Measurement of serum levels of mannose-binding lectin in hemodialysis patients: a comparison with healthy individuals.

INTRODUCTION Mannose-binding lectin (MBL) is a part of the innate immune system. Many studies showed an association of low serum MBL levels with decreased host defense against various infectious agents. Considering paradoxical reports about the serum level of MBL in hemodialysis patients, this study aimed to measure and compare serum MBL levels in… CONTINUE READING