The IL-17F sequence variant is associated with susceptibility to tuberculosis.

@article{Peng2013TheIS,
  title={The IL-17F sequence variant is associated with susceptibility to tuberculosis.},
  author={R. Peng and J. Yue and M. Han and Y. Zhao and Lirong Liu and L. Liang},
  journal={Gene},
  year={2013},
  volume={515 1},
  pages={
          229-32
        }
}
  • R. Peng, J. Yue, +3 authors L. Liang
  • Published 2013
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Gene
  • The interleukin (IL)-17 gene plays a key role in host defence against infections from microbes, including Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Genetic factors contribute to host defence. However, whether genetic variation in IL-17 is associated with altered susceptibility to tuberculosis is unknown. A total of 596 pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) patients, 176 extra-pulmonary tuberculosis (EPTB) patients, and 622 control patients from a Chinese Han population were recruited. Two single-nucleotide… CONTINUE READING

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