Common variants in CASP3 confer susceptibility to KD

Technical & specific medical articles covering many areas Kawasaki-related
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Re: Common variants in CASP3 confer susceptibility to KD

Post by bremen » Fri Dec 03, 2010 12:50 am

casp3 is involved in programmed cell death or apoptosis which I have written about in other posts.
http://www.genecards.org/cgi-bin/carddisp.pl?gene=Casp3
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caspase_3

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Re: Common variants in CASP3 confer susceptibility to KD

Post by bremen » Tue Dec 07, 2010 1:24 am

In searching for casp3, one of the first things you find is this site which links many articles/research:
http://www.wikigenes.org/e/gene/e/836.html
In skimming this site about casp3 you find parvovirus. When you search parvovirus+kawasaki disease you can find numerous articles as there seems to be a relationship similar to the other pathogens. Examples:

Kawasaki disease associated with parvovirus B19 infection.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7588963

Active or recent parvovirus B19 infection in children with Kawasaki disease.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7910278

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