The role of CD14 gene promoter polymorphism in tuberculosis susceptibility.

  title={The role of CD14 gene promoter polymorphism in tuberculosis susceptibility.},
  author={Ergin Ayaşlioğlu and Fusun Kalpaklioglu and Ayşe Baççıoğlu Kavut and Arzu Erturk and Nermin Çapan and Esra Birben},
  journal={Journal of microbiology, immunology, and infection = Wei mian yu gan ran za zhi},
  volume={46 3},
BACKGROUND CD14 is expressed principally by cells of monocyte/macrophage lineage and plays a pivotal role in the innate immunity to intracellular infections. Recent research findings have revealed an association between the CD14 gene promoter polymorphism and several major infectious diseases. OBJECTIVE The aim of the present study was to investigate the association between the CD14-159C/T polymorphism and tuberculosis in a Turkish population. METHODS For this purpose, 88 consecutive… CONTINUE READING

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