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APOBEC3B gene

Deletion of the APOBEC3B gene strongly impacts susceptibility to falciparum malaria

December 16, 2011 - 13:53 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Pankaj Jha, Swapnil Sinha, Saman Habib, et al.
Reference: 
Infection, Genetics and Evolution, Volume 12, Issue 1, January 2012, Pages 142-148

MalariaWorldOur study also presents a case for malaria as a positive selection force for the APOBEC3B insertion and suggests a major role for this gene in innate immunity against malaria.

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