Relevance of Toll-like receptor-4 polymorphisms in renal transplantation.


BACKGROUND Polymorphisms in Toll-like receptor-4 (TLR4) have been reported to be associated with a blunted immune response to microbial pathogens, as well as a decreased risk of atherosclerosis in the general population. We assessed the impact of the two TLR4 variants on the risk of severe infection, the incidence of acute rejection, and the occurrence of… (More)


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