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Genetic Sequencing Of Patients To Guide Treatment For Tuberculosis

Genetic Sequencing Of Patients To Guide Treatment For Tuberculosis | Biomarkers and Personalized Medicine | Scoop.it

"A gene that influences the inflammatory response to infection may also predict the effectiveness of drug treatment for a deadly form of tuberculosis.

An international collaboration between researchers at the University of Washington in Seattle, Duke University, Harvard University, the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit in Vietnam and Kings College London reported these findings in the journal Cell.


These results suggest the possibility of tailoring tuberculosis treatment, based on a patient's genetic sequence at a gene called LTA4H, which controls the balance between pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory substances produced during an infection..."

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MedWire News - Infectious Diseases - Pulmonary TB linked to EGFR mutations in lung cancer

MedWire News - Infectious Diseases - Pulmonary TB linked to EGFR mutations in lung cancer | Biomarkers and Personalized Medicine | Scoop.it

"A history of pulmonary tuberculosis is associated with a higher incidence of mutations in the epidermal growth factor receptor gene in patients with adenocarcinoma of the lung, researchers report in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology..."

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