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Low mannose-binding lectin levels and MBL2 gene polymorphisms associate with Chlamydia pneumoniae antibodies.

Authors
  • Rantala, Aino
  • Lajunen, Taina
  • Juvonen, Raija
  • Bloigu, Aini
  • Paldanius, Mika
  • Silvennoinen-Kassinen, Sylvi
  • Peitso, Ari
  • Vainio, Olli
  • Leinonen, Maija
  • Saikku, Pekka
Type
Published Article
Journal
Innate immunity
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2011
Volume
17
Issue
1
Pages
35–40
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1177/1753425909349759
PMID: 19969625
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

These results suggest, for the first time, that low serum MBL levels and MBL2 polymorphisms may associate with elevated C. pneumoniae antibodies and seroconversions and thus support the previous findings in vitro.

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