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A Thr72Ala polymorphism in the NKG2D gene is associated with early symptomatic congenital cytomegalovirus disease.


PMID 25861030

Abstract

The potential risk factors for congenital cytomegalovirus (cCMV) infection or development of disease remain unclear. Here, we investigated the genetic polymorphisms in natural killer (NK) group 2, member D (NKG2D), an activating receptor expressed on NK cells, and in MHC class I-related chains A, the ligand of NKG2D, in 87 cCMV cases, and found that there was a significant association between cCMV disease and a single nucleotide polymorphism, Thr72Ala, in NKG2D.