Genetics of Infectious Disease Susceptibility

Genetics of Infectious Disease Susceptibility

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qProgress in the molecular analysis of genetic susceptibility to human and animal infectious diseases has been very rapid over the last few years. Several genes involved in resistance to HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, viral hepatitis, herpesvirus infections, prion diseases, and several others have now been identified, and their functions have partly or completely been elucidated.q qThis book covers the most recent advances in the field and explores how progress in knowing the genetic basis of infectious diseases could lead to new insights into understanding and combating them.q--BOOK JACKET.General. principles. and. methods. Chapter. 1. What. is. the. contribution. of. host. genetics. to. infectious disease? Usually infectious diseases only affect a proportion of those invaded by the pathogen. An example is respiratory syncytial virusanbsp;...

Title:Genetics of Infectious Disease Susceptibility
Author: Tjeerd G. Kimman
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2001-07-31

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