To evaluate the possible effect of cell immunoglobulin-like receptors (KIRs) on viral infection inmultiple sclerosis (MS) patients, we performed genotyping of KIR2DL2 and his HLA-C1 ligand and we analyzed the presence of all eight human herpesviruses (HHVs) in 60 MS patients and 112 healthy controls. Significantly higher frequencies were found for KIR2DL2 enhanced in the presence of its ligand HLA-C1 in MS patients. Moreover, a significant association was observed between an increase in HHV risk of infection in KIR2DL2 and HLA-C1 positive patient. Our results confirm a possible effect of KIR2DL2 on viral infection susceptibility in MS patients.
File in questo prodotto:
Non ci sono file associati a questo prodotto.