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Does the MHC Confer Protection against Malaria in Bonobos?

Journal Contribution

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
Issue: 10
Volume: 39
Pages: 768-771
Number of pages: 4
Publication year:2018