Donor Mannose-Binding Lectin Deficiency Increases the Likelihood of Clinically Significant Infection after Liver Transplantation
Daniel L Worthley, Douglas F Johnson, Damon P Eisen, Melinda M Dean, Susan L Heatley, John-Paul Tung, Justin Scott, Robert TA Padbury, Hugh A Harley, Peter G Bardy, Peter W Angus, Charles G Mullighan
Clinical Infectious Diseases | OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC | Published : 2009
We thank Sue Sturrock, Julie Pavlovich, and Jennifer Horvath for their help accessing archived serum samples. We appreciate Brian Tait's assistance in coordinating retrieval of archived DNA. D.L.W. is grateful to the Gastroenterological Society of Australia for his postgraduate medical scholarship.Financial support. This study was funded by an unrestricted CellCept Australian Research Grant from Roche.Potential conflicts of interest. C.G.M. has received an honorarium and served on the Scientific Advisory Board for Enzon, which holds the license for recombinant human MBL. All other authors: no conflicts.