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dc.contributor.authorStein, Catherine M.
dc.contributor.authorGuwatudde, David
dc.contributor.authorNakakeeto, Margaret
dc.contributor.authorPeters, Pierre
dc.contributor.authorElston, Robert C.
dc.contributor.authorTiwari, Hemant K.
dc.contributor.authorMugerwa, Roy
dc.contributor.authorWhalen, Christopher C.
dc.date.accessioned2022-04-29T18:19:47Z
dc.date.available2022-04-29T18:19:47Z
dc.date.issued2003
dc.identifier.citationStein, C. M., Guwatudde, D., Nakakeeto, M., Peters, P., Elston, R. C., Tiwari, H. K., ... & Whalen, C. C. (2003). Heritability analysis of cytokines as intermediate phenotypes of tuberculosis. The Journal of infectious diseases, 187(11), 1679-1685.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://academic.oup.com/jid/article-abstract/187/11/1679/884405
dc.identifier.urihttps://nru.uncst.go.ug/handle/123456789/3003
dc.description.abstractNumerous studies have provided support for genetic susceptibility to tuberculosis (TB); however, heterogeneity in disease expression has hampered previous genetic studies. The purpose of this work was to investigate possible intermediate phenotypes for TB. A set of cytokine profiles, including antigen-stimulated whole-blood assays for interferon (IFN)–g, tumor necrosis factor (TNF)–a, transforming growth factor (TGF)–b, and the ratio of IFN to TNF, were analyzed in 177 pedigrees from a community in Uganda with a high prevalence of TB. The heritability of these variables was estimated after adjustment for covariates, and TNF-a, in particular, had an estimated heritability of 68%. A principal component analysis of IFN-g, TNF-a, and TGF-b reflected the immunologic model of TB. In this analysis, the first component explained 138% of the variation in the data. This analysis illustrates the value of such intermediate phenotypes in mapping susceptibility loci for TB and demonstrates that this area deserves further research.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherThe Journal of infectious diseasesen_US
dc.subjectHeritability Analysisen_US
dc.subjectCytokinesen_US
dc.subjectPhenotypesen_US
dc.subjectTuberculosisen_US
dc.titleHeritability Analysis of Cytokines as Intermediate Phenotypes of Tuberculosisen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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