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Does the MHC Confer Protection against Malaria in Bonobos?

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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.
Tijdschrift: TRENDS IN IMMUNOLOGY
ISSN: 1471-4906
Issue: 10
Volume: 39
Pagina's: 768-771
Aantal pagina's: 4
Jaar van publicatie:2018