alexa The Frequency and Effects of CCR5 Delta 32 Allele in Gondar Population
ISSN: 2168-9547

Molecular Biology: Open Access
Open Access

OMICS International organises 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific Societies and Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Open Access Journals gaining more Readers and Citations

700 Journals and 15,000,000 Readers Each Journal is getting 25,000+ Readers

This Readership is 10 times more when compared to other Subscription Journals (Source: Google Analytics)

Research Article

The Frequency and Effects of CCR5 Delta 32 Allele in Gondar Population

Adugnaw Admas*

Ethiopian Environment and Forest Research Institute, Ethiopia

*Corresponding Author:
Adugnaw Admas
Ethiopian Environment and Forest Research Institute
Ethiopia
Tel: +251-918561763
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: June 24, 2016; Accepted date: July 07, 2016; Published date: July 14, 2016

Citation: Admas A (2016) The Frequency and Effects of CCR5 Delta 32 Allele in Gondar Population. Mol Biol 5:168. doi: 10.4172/2168-9547.1000168

Copyright: © 2016 Admas A. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

 

Abstract

HIV is the virus that causes AIDS. Its infection occurs by binding to CD4+ receptor and chemokine receptor 5 (CCR5). Recent studies have shown that reasons for progression and non-progression are multi factorial and may involve genetic, virological and immunological factors that influence HIV disease progression in various ways. Chemokine receptors act as important co receptors mediating the entry of the human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) into susceptible cells. The Δ32 mutation at the CCR5 locus is a well-studied example of natural selection acting in humans. Homozygous carriers of the Δ32 mutation are resistant to HIV-1. The aim of the present study was to assess the frequency of CCR5-Δ32 (Chemokine receptor delta 32 allele) in HIV-1 untreated individuals who visited Gondar university teaching hospital. 3 ml blood samples of fifty HIV-1 untreated seropositive individual and equal numbers of age and sex match seronegative individual who are exposed and uninfected were collected using EDTA coated vacutenous tubes. DNA from 1 ml blood samples was isolated using phenol-chloroform method. Specially designed primers, both forward and reverse was used to amplify the alleles of CCR5 using PCR (Polymerase chain reaction). Desirable data regarding study subjects were collected by using specifically designed questioner. SPSS 16 and EPI-info version 3.2 were used to analyze the data. The frequency of the homozygous CCR5 mutant allele was zero in the study population and there was statistically no significance difference between the frequency of the heterozygous allele among cases and controls. There was no homozygous mutant allele both in cases and controls in the present study. This may be due to small sample size and thus another study on the same population with large sample size is warranted to further confirm the result.

Keywords

Share This Page

Additional Info

Loading
Loading Please wait..
 
Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri, Food, Aqua and Veterinary Science Journals

Dr. Krish

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Clinical and Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals

Ronald

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Katie Wilson

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science and Health care Journals

Andrea Jason

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics and Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Informatics Journals

Stephanie Skinner

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Material Sciences Journals

Rachle Green

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Mathematics and Physics Journals

Jim Willison

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

John Behannon

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords