Polymorphisms of innate immunity genes influence disease progression in HIV-1-infected children

Riccardo Freguja, Ketty Gianesin, Paola Del Bianco, Sandro Malacrida, Osvalda Rampon, Marisa Zanchetta, Carlo Giaquinto, Anita De Rossi

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Abstract

Toll-like receptors (TLRs) and defensins (DEFs) play a crucial role in the host's innate immunity and may influence HIV-1 disease progression. We investigated the impact of TLR9 +1174G > A, 1635A > G and DEFβ1 -44C > G, -52G > A single nucleotide polymorphisms on the clinical outcome of 95 HIV-1-infected children. The TLR9 1635AG genotype and TLR9 [G;G] haplotype were associated with rapid disease progression, whereas the DEFβ1 -44CG genotype and DEFβ1 [G;G] haplotype correlated with a better clinical outcome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)765-768
Number of pages4
JournalAIDS (London, England)
Volume26
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 27 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology
  • Infectious Diseases

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