Background: Anaemia is a major public health concern especially in African children living in malaria-endemic regions. Interferon-gamma (IFN-γ) is elevated during malaria infection and is thought to influence erythropoiesis and iron status. Genetic variants in the IFN-γ gene (IFNG) are associated with increased IFN-γ production. We investigated putative functional single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and haplotypes of IFNG in relation to nutritional iron status and anaem...Expand abstract
- Publication status:
- Peer review status:
- Peer reviewed
- Copyright holder:
- Abuga et al.
- Copyright date:
- Rights statement:
- Copyright © 2020 Abuga et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
- CC Attribution (CC BY)
Interferon-gamma polymorphisms and risk of iron deficiency and anaemia in Gambian children
If you are the owner of this record, you can report an update to it here: Report update to this record