No association between interferon-gamma receptor-1 gene polymorphism and pulmonary tuberculosis in a Gambian population sample.
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis (TB) is a major global cause of mortality and morbidity, and host genetic factors influence disease susceptibility. Interferon-gamma mediates immunity to mycobacteria and rare mutations in the interferon-gamma receptor-1 gene (IFNGR1) result in increased susceptibility to mycobacterial infection, including TB, in affected families. The role of genetic variation in IFNGR1 in susceptibility to common mycobacterial diseases such as pulmonary TB in outbred populations has...Expand abstract
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