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Polymorphisms in toll-like receptor genes and susceptibility to pulmonary aspergillosis.

Authors: Carvalho, A  Pasqualotto, AC  Pitzurra, L  Romani, L  Denning, DW  Rodrigues, F 
Citation: Carvalho A, etal., J Infect Dis. 2008 Feb 15;197(4):618-21.
RGD ID: 5130863
Pubmed: (View Article at PubMed) PMID:18275280
DOI: Full-text: DOI:10.1086/526500

Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are important components of innate immunity. We investigated the association between polymorphisms in the TLR2, TLR4, and TLR9 genes and susceptibility to noninvasive forms of pulmonary aspergillosis. A significant association was observed between allele G on Asp299Gly (TLR4) and chronic cavitary pulmonary aspergillosis (odds ratio [OR], 3.46; P =.003). Susceptibility to allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis was associated with allele C on T-1237C (TLR9) (OR, 2.49; P =. 043). No particular polymorphism was associated with severe asthma with fungal sensitization. These findings reinforce the importance of innate immunity in the pathogenesis of different forms of aspergillosis.

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Genes (Rattus norvegicus)
Tlr4  (toll-like receptor 4)
Tlr9  (toll-like receptor 9)

Genes (Mus musculus)
Tlr4  (toll-like receptor 4)
Tlr9  (toll-like receptor 9)

Genes (Homo sapiens)
TLR4  (toll like receptor 4)
TLR9  (toll like receptor 9)


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