Association of CCR5 del 32 with reduced risk of asthma

I P Hall, A Wheatley, G Christie, C McDougall, R Hubbard, P J Helms

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Abstract

We report that Individuals carrying the CCR5 Delta 32 mutation, a naturally occurring variant of the C-C chemokine receptor 5 (CCR5), are at reduced risk of developing asthma, These data suggest a possible explanation for the high prevalence of this mutation in the general population.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1264-1265
Number of pages2
JournalThe Lancet
Volume354
Publication statusPublished - 1999

Keywords

  • HIV-1 INFECTION
  • CHEMOKINES
  • GENE

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