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HLA-DR phenotypes and lymphocyte response to M. tuberculosis antigens and in cured spinal tuberculosis patients and their contacts

Kurian, Sunil Mathan and Selvaraj, P and Reetha, A M and Charles, N and Narayanan, P R (2004) HLA-DR phenotypes and lymphocyte response to M. tuberculosis antigens and in cured spinal tuberculosis patients and their contacts. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 51 (2). pp. 71-75. ISSN 0019-5705

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Abstract

Background: Our earlier studies on Human Leucocyte Antigens (HLA) in pulmonary tuberculosis patients revealed the association of HLA-DR2 antigen with susceptibility to pulmonary TB and DR2 antigen has been shown to influence the immunity to tuberculosis. Objectives: The present study was carried out to find out whether HLA-DR antigens are associated with susceptibility to spinal tuberculosis. Moreover, the role of HLA-DR antigens on lymphoproliferative response to Mycobacterium tuberculosis culture filtrate antigens was studied using Lymphocyte Transformation Test (LTT). Material and Methods: HLA-DR genotyping and lymphoproliferative response was carried out in 63 cured spinal TB patients and 63 control subjects (spouses of pulmonary and spinal TB patients). Results: A trend towards an increased frequency of HLA-DR9 antigen was observed in spinal TB patients compared to controls. A significantly decreased lymphocyte response to M. tuberculosis antigens was observed in HLA-DR9 antigen positive control subjects compared to HLA- DR9 antigen negative subjects (P=0.0009) whereas increased response was observed with DR9 positive cured spinal TB patients compared to HLA-DR9 antigen negative patients. Further, HLADR3 antigen positive patients showed a decreased lymphocyte response compared to HLA-DR3 antigen negative patients (P<0.05). Conclusion: The study suggests that HLA-DR9 antigen either alone or in combination with other HLA antigen as lhplotype and non-HLA genes may be associated with susceptibility to spinal TB and play a regulatory role on the immune response to M. tuberculosis in spinal tuberculosis patients.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: HLA-DR, lymphocyte response, M. tuberculosis antigen, cured spinal tuberculosis
Subjects: Tuberculosis > Laboratory Research > Immunological
Divisions: Basic Science Research > Immunology
Depositing User: Dr. Rathinasabapati R
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2013 07:17
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2016 10:21
URI: http://eprints.nirt.res.in/id/eprint/679

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