Published in Blood Weekly, May 21st, 2009
"There is growing interest in the importance of innate immunity in host defense, particularly when adaptive immunity is compromised. Three single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of the MBL gene have been described in the first exon to be associated with low MBL Serum concentrations as well as impaired MBL structure and function. Clinical studies have shown that these MBL SNPs are associated with increased susceptibility...
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