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The significance of mannose-binding lectin gene polymorphisms on the risk of BK virus coinfection in women with human papillomavirus-positive cervical lesions.
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PMID:  21536088     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The simultaneous detection of oncogenic human papillomavirus (HPV) and BK virus (BKV) has been recently reported in cervical cancers, suggesting that these viruses may act together in the process of cell transformation; host genetic polymorphisms may also influence virus persistence/reactivation. To disclose a possible role of the gene encoding for the mannose-binding lectin, MBL2, in susceptibility to BKV infection, we analyzed functional polymorphisms in the first exon of MBL2 in women stratified for the presence/absence of BKV and affected by different grades of HPV-induced cervical precancerous lesions. All BKV-positive samples were also HPV positive (HPV 16), and all presented with high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions. The MBL2 A allele was significantly more frequent in BKV-negative patients than in BKV-positive patients. These data indicate a possible role for the A allele in conferring protection to BKV infection in high-risk HPV-positive women (odds ratio 0.40, 95% confidence interval 0.20-0.85, p = 0.01).
Manola Comar; Ludovica Segat; Sergio Crovella; Massimo Bovenzi; Enzo Contini; Mauro Tognon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-4-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Human immunology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1879-1166     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-5-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8010936     Medline TA:  Hum Immunol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011. Published by Elsevier Inc.
Department of Reproductive, Developmental, and Public Health Sciences, University of Trieste, and Clinical Unit of Hygiene and Preventive Medicine, IRCCS Burlo Garofolo, Trieste, Italy.
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