Published in Blood Weekly, September 25th, 2008
"MBL is a serum lectin that mediates phagocytosis and activates the lectin pathway of complement involving MASP-2. We sought to evaluate the significance of MBL deficiency (O/O genotypes) and insufficiency (O/O plus XA/O genotypes), as well as MASP-2 deficiency (D105G mutation), in the susceptibility to and severity and outcome of CAP in adults....
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