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Does the MHC confer protection against malaria in Bonobos?

Journal Contribution - Journal Editorial

The immunological factors that could explain the near absence of malaria parasites in bonobos are not yet understood. The MHC class I system, however, may play an important role, as particular bonobo allotypes show functional similarities to HLA-B*53/B*78, which are considered to confer protection against malaria in humans.
Journal: Trends in Immunology
ISSN: 1471-4906
Volume: 39
Pages: 768 - 771
Publication year:2018