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Title: KIR and TLR frequencies in Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma
Keywords: Nasopharyngeal carcinoma; killer cell immunoglobulin-like receptor; toll-like receptor
Issue Date: 4-Jun-2009
Citation: PANG SHYUE WEI (2009-06-04). KIR and TLR frequencies in Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is an EBV-associated malignancy, with known HLA associations. In this study, we examined KIR genotypes and TLR2, TLR4, TLR7, TLR8 and TLR9 SNPs in a case-control study of Singaporean Chinese to identify possible links between innate immunity and NPC. Our results suggested KIR3DL1 was protective in NPC and this was compounded when its HLA-Bw4 ligand was absent, implying that inhibitory KIR3DL1, in the absence of its ligands, is unable to inhibit NK cells, triggering increased cytolysis of EBV-infected cells, lowering NPC risk. A trend of increasing risk with increasing number of activating KIRs was also observed. Thus activating KIRs could activate NK cells, and trigger non-specific inflammatory responses, which predispose an individual to NPC. No significant associations were discovered between TLR2, TLR4, TLR7, TLR8 and TLR9 exonic SNPs and NPC. A total of nine informative SNPs were identified in TLR2, TLR8 and TLR9 and these SNPs were synonymous SNPs.
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