JOURNAL OF MICROBIOLOGY IMMUNOLOGY AND INFECTION, vol.46, no.3, pp.158-163, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI)
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JOURNAL OF MICROBIOLOGY IMMUNOLOGY AND INFECTION
CD14, polymorphism, soluble CD14, tuberculosis, CIRCULATING SOLUBLE CD14, PULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS, SERUM CONCENTRATIONS, INNATE IMMUNITY, SEPTIC SHOCK, INFECTION, DISEASE, SEPSIS, BRUCELLOSIS, ELEVATION
Background: CD14 is expressed principally by cells of monocyte/macrophage lineage and plays a pivotal role in the innate immunity to intracellular infections. Recent research findings have revealed an association between the CD14 gene promoter polymorphism and several major infectious diseases. Objective: The aim of the present study was to investigate the association between the CD14-159C/T polymorphism and tuberculosis in a Turkish population.