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Haplotype of non-synonymous mutations within IL-23R is associated with susceptibility to severe malaria anemia in a P. falciparum holoendemic transmission area of Kenya

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Title
Haplotype of non-synonymous mutations within IL-23R is associated with susceptibility to severe malaria anemia in a P. falciparum holoendemic transmission area of Kenya
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BMC Infectious Diseases, April 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12879-017-2404-y
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Elly O. Munde, Evans Raballah, Winnie A. Okeyo, John M. Ong’echa, Douglas J. Perkins, Collins Ouma

Abstract

Improved understanding of the molecular mechanisms involved in pediatric severe malarial anemia (SMA) pathogenesis is a crucial step in the design of novel therapeutics. Identification of host genetic susceptibility factors in immune regulatory genes offers an important tool for deciphering malaria pathogenesis. The IL-23/IL-17 immune pathway is important for both immunity and erythropoiesis via its effects through IL-23 receptors (IL-23R). However, the impact of IL-23R variants on SMA has not been fully elucidated. Since variation within the coding region of IL-23R may influence the pathogenesis of SMA, the association between IL-23R rs1884444 (G/T), rs7530511 (C/T), and SMA (Hb < 6.0 g/dL) was examined in children (n = 369, aged 6-36 months) with P. falciparum malaria in a holoendemic P. falciparum transmission area. Logistic regression analysis, controlling for confounding factor of anemia, revealed that individual genotypes of IL-23R rs1884444 (G/T) [GT; OR = 1.34, 95% CI = 0.78-2.31, P = 0.304 and TT; OR = 2.02, 95% CI = 0.53-7.74, P = 0.286] and IL-23R rs7530511 (C/T) [CT; OR = 2.6, 95% CI = 0.59-11.86, P = 0.202 and TT; OR = 1.66, 95% CI = 0.84-3.27, P = 0.142] were not associated with susceptibility to SMA. However, carriage of IL-23R rs1884444T/rs7530511T (TT) haplotype, consisting of both mutant alleles, was associated with increased susceptibility to SMA (OR = 1.12, 95% CI = 1.07-4.19, P = 0.030). Results presented here demonstrate that a haplotype of non-synonymous IL-23R variants increase susceptibility to SMA in children of a holoendemic P. falciparum transmission area.

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Unknown 29 100%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 7 24%
Researcher 6 21%
Student > Bachelor 4 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 3%
Other 3 10%
Unknown 5 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 8 28%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 7 24%
Computer Science 2 7%
Social Sciences 2 7%
Immunology and Microbiology 1 3%
Other 3 10%
Unknown 6 21%

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