TITLE

Genetic Markers of IgG Influence the Outcome of Infection with Hepatitis C Virus

AUTHOR(S)
Pandey, Janardan P.; Namboodiri, Aryan M.; Yuqun Luo; Yuping Wu; Elston, Robert C.; Thomas, David L.; Rosen, Hugo R.; Goedert, James J.
PUB. DATE
November 2008
SOURCE
Journal of Infectious Diseases;11/1/2008, Vol. 198 Issue 9, p1334
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
We examined the role that immunoglobulin GM and KM allotypes-—genetic markers of γ and κ chains, respectively—play in the outcome of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in white Americans. A total of 119 persons who had cleared HCV and 111 with persistent HCV infection were genotyped for the presence of several GM and KM determinants. Persistent HCV infection was more than three times as likely (odds ratio, 3.50; P = .01) in subjects who were carriers of the GM3 allele than in those who were noncarriers. These results show that particular GM alleles may be important determinants of the outcome of HCV infection.
ACCESSION #
35134369

 

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