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Association of vitamin D receptor genotype with leprosy type.

Abstract:

Host genetic factors including major histocompatibility complex (MHC) polymorphisms influence both susceptibility to leprosy per se and also to leprosy type. Non-MHC genes may play an important role, but such genes remain undefined. The influence of two non-MHC candidate genes was assessed in a case-control study of Bengali leprosy patients from Calcutta. Recent studies have implicated variation in the vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene in susceptibility to several diseases, including osteoporosis...

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10.1086/314536

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Journal:
The Journal of infectious diseases
Volume:
179
Issue:
1
Pages:
187-191
Publication date:
1999-01-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1537-6613
ISSN:
0022-1899
URN:
uuid:df7b14c9-024e-4a47-904f-77cbe7fcad6a
Source identifiers:
36264
Local pid:
pubs:36264

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