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Research Article

KIR/HLA Pleiotropism: Protection against Both HIV and Opportunistic Infections

  • Ying Qi,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Genomic Diversity, SAIC-Frederick, Inc., National Cancer Institute, Frederick, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Maureen P Martin,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Genomic Diversity, SAIC-Frederick, Inc., National Cancer Institute, Frederick, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Xiaojiang Gao,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Genomic Diversity, SAIC-Frederick, Inc., National Cancer Institute, Frederick, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Lisa Jacobson,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • James J Goedert,

    Affiliation: Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Susan Buchbinder,

    Affiliation: San Francisco Department of Public Health, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Gregory D Kirk,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Stephen J O'Brien,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Genomic Diversity, National Cancer Institute, Frederick, Maryland, United States of America

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  • John Trowsdale,

    Affiliation: Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Mary Carrington mail

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: carringt@ncifcrf.gov

    Affiliations: Laboratory of Genomic Diversity, SAIC-Frederick, Inc., National Cancer Institute, Frederick, Maryland, United States of America, Laboratory of Genomic Diversity, SAIC-Frederick, Inc., National Cancer Institute, Frederick, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Published: August 18, 2006
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.0020079

About the Authors

Ying Qi, Maureen P Martin, Xiaojiang Gao, Mary Carrington, Mary Carrington
Laboratory of Genomic Diversity, SAIC-Frederick, Inc., National Cancer Institute, Frederick, Maryland, United States of America
Lisa Jacobson, Gregory D Kirk
Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
James J Goedert
Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America
Susan Buchbinder
San Francisco Department of Public Health, San Francisco, California, United States of America
Stephen J O'Brien
Laboratory of Genomic Diversity, National Cancer Institute, Frederick, Maryland, United States of America
John Trowsdale
Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: carringt@ncifcrf.gov

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

MPM, XG, and MC conceived and designed the experiments. MPM and XG performed the experiments. YQ analyzed the data. LJ, JJG, SB, GDK, SJO, and JT contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools. MC wrote the paper.