Journal of Infectious Diseases
We examined the role that immunoglobulin GM and KM allotypes—genetic markers of γ and κ chains, respectively—play in the outcome of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in white Americans. A total of 119 persons who had cleared HCV and 111 with persistent HCV infection were genotyped for the presence of several GM and KM determinants. Persistent HCV infection was more than three times as likely (odds ratio, 3.50; P = .01) in subjects who were carriers of the GM3 allele than in those who were noncarriers. These results show that particular GM alleles may be important determinants of the outcome of HCV infection.
Pandey, Janardan P.; Namboodiri, Aryan M.; Luo, Yuqun; Wu, Yuping; Elston, Robert C.; Thomas, David L.; Rosen, Hugo R.; and Goedert, James J., "Genetic Markers of IgG Influence The Outcome of Infection with Hepatitis C Virus" (2008). Mathematics Faculty Publications. 194.
This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in Journal of Infectious Diseases following peer review. The version of record Pandey, Janardan P. et al. "Genetic Markers of Igg Influence the Outcome of Infection with Hepatitis C Virus." The Journal of Infectious Diseases, vol. 198, no. 9, 2008, pp. 1334-1336, doi:10.1086/592282. is available online at: https://academic.oup.com/jid/article-lookup/doi/10.1086/592282