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Toll-like receptor polymorphisms in malaria-endemic populations.

Greene, Jennifer A., Moormann, Ann M., Vulule, John, Bockarie, Moses, Zimmerman, Peter A. and Kazura, James W. (2009) 'Toll-like receptor polymorphisms in malaria-endemic populations.'. Malaria Journal, Vol 8, p. 50.

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Similar frequencies of TLR2, TLR4, TLR9, and MAL genetic polymorphisms in populations with different histories of malaria exposure suggest that these innate immune pathways have not been under strong selective pressure by malaria. Genotype frequencies are consistent with Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium and the Neutral Theory, suggesting that genetic drift has influenced allele frequencies to a greater extent than selective pressure from malaria or any other infectious agents in these populations.

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Subjects: QU Biochemistry > Genetics > QU 500 Genetic phenomena
WC Communicable Diseases > Tropical and Parasitic Diseases > WC 750 Malaria
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Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2011 12:14
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