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Risk assessment in haematopoietic stem cell transplantation: Pre-transplant patient and donor factors: non-HLA genetics

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Anne Dickinson


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Non-HLA genetics involving the study of single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and microsatellites of cytokine and cytokine receptor genes, and as well as genes associated with response to infection and therapeutic drugs, are currently being studied for associations with diseases, including autoimmune disease, cancer and solid-organ transplant rejection. This chapter will summarize the potential role of non-HLA genetics in predicting outcome of haematopoietic stem-cell transplantation (HSCT) and how genotyping for non-HLA genes may give insight into the immunobiology of HSCT complications, including GvHD and infectious episodes. Future directions - including the role of pharmacogenomics, use of the research results for individualized medicine, and interpretation of data - will also be discussed. © 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Author(s): Dickinson AM

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Best Practice and Research: Clinical Haematology

Year: 2007

Volume: 20

Issue: 2

Pages: 189-207

ISSN (print): 1521-6926

ISSN (electronic): 1532-1924

Publisher: Bailliere Tindall


DOI: 10.1016/j.beha.2006.10.004

PubMed id: 17448956


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