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Skalnikova, H., Freiberger, T., Chumchalova, J., Grombirikova, H. and Sediva, A. (2004) Cost Effective Genotyping of Human MBL2 Gene Mutations Using Multiplex PCR. Journal of Immunological Methods, 295, 139-147.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jim.2004.10.007

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  • TITLE: MBL2 Gene Polymorphism and the Association with Neonatal Sepsis in Egyptian Neonates, a Case Control Study

    AUTHORS: Ghada El-Saeed Mashaly, Amr Mohamed El-Sabbagh, Samah Sabry El-Kazzaz, Islam Nour

    KEYWORDS: Mannose Binding Lectin (MBL), Neonatal Sepsis, Gene Polymorphism, Multiplex PCR, Geneotype, Haplotype

    JOURNAL NAME: Open Journal of Immunology, Vol.6 No.3, September 28, 2016

    ABSTRACT: Mannose binding lectin (MBL) is an important component of innate immunity particularly in neonates whose adaptive immunity is not fully developed. Polymorphism in MBL2 gene promoter and exon1 determines MBL serum level and function. The aim of this study was to investigate the frequency of different MBL2 genotypes in neonatal sepsis among patients of neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Two hundred and forty-five neonates were enrolled in this study (127 infected and 118 uninfected controls). Multiplex PCR and double amplification refractory mutation system (dARMS) were used for typing of MBL2 exon1 and promoter respectively. Klebsiella species were the most frequently isolated organisms (22.8%). There is no statistical significance difference in the distribution of different expression genotypes between infected group and controls (P = 0.11). However, prevalence of low MBL2 expression genotypes (XA/O and O/O) was higher in infected patients compared to control group (patients 25.2% and controls 15.3%). Low and medium MBL2 expression genotypes were mostly associated with Gram-negative bacterial infections (18.9% and 22.8%) respectively. A statistically significant association of Gram-negative bacterial infections with low MBL2 expression genotypes was found (P = 0.02). Higher frequency of AB and BB genotypes was observed (31.5% and 7.9%) in patients group compared to control, but without statistical significant difference.