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Over the last 10 years, an increasing number of studies have demonstrated the role of non-human leukocyte antigen (HLA) genes in predicting outcome in haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). These studies have included investigations into 'single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs)' or microsatellites of cytokines, cytokine receptor genes, or genes associating with innate immunity. These polymorphisms give rise to functional differences in the production of e.g. cytokines, or altered function of genes which are reflected in potential up- or down- regulating of the 'cytokine storm' of GvHD. This review summarises some of the studies and relates the results to their potential for improving HSCT outcome by predicting transplant-related mortality and GvHD. © 2008 The Author.
Author(s): Dickinson AM
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: International Journal of Immunogenetics
Print publication date: 01/08/2008
ISSN (print): 1744-3121
ISSN (electronic): 1744-313X
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
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