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FokI, TaqI, BsmI, ApaI,HIV

Lynne McNamara, Simbarashe Takuva, Tobias Chirwa, Patrick MacPhail
BACKGROUND: Host genetic factors may a play role in susceptibility to infection. Vitamin-D is an immunomodulator that may play a role in HIV infection. Vitamin-D action is mediated by the vitamin-D receptor. We establish prevalence of ApaI, BsmI, FokI and TaqI polymorphisms (VDRPs) amongst a black southern African HIV+ve population and investigate polymorphic differences between HIV+ve and -ve people. METHODS: Seventy-nine sex and age-group matched HIV+ve patients of African origin initiating antiretroviral therapy (ART) and 79 HIV-ve participants, also of African origin, were recruited from a public sector HIV testing and treatment clinic and investigated for the 4 polymorphisms...
2016: International Journal of Molecular Epidemiology and Genetics
K Alagarasu, P Selvaraj, S Swaminathan, G Narendran, P R Narayanan
INTRODUCTION: Vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene polymorphisms in the 5' regulatory region (Cdx2 and A-1012G), coding region (FokI), and 3' untranslated region (UTR; BsmI, ApaI, and TaqI) were studied to find out whether these polymorphisms are associated with susceptibility to or protection against HIV-1 and development of tuberculosis (TB) in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-1-infected patients. STUDY SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The study was carried out in 131 HIV patients without TB (HIV+ TB-) and 113 HIV patients with TB (HIV+ TB+; includes 82 patients with pulmonary TB (HIV+ PTB+) and 31 with extra pulmonary TB), 108 HIV-negative pulmonary TB patients (HIV- PTB+), and 146 healthy controls...
March 2009: Journal of Clinical Immunology
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