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BCG vaccination: a role for vitamin D?

Lalor, MK; Floyd, S; Gorak-Stolinska, P; Weir, RE; Blitz, R; Branson, K; Fine, PE; (2011) BCG vaccination: a role for vitamin D? PLoS One , 6 (1) , Article e16709. 10.1371/journal.pone.0016709. Green open access

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Abstract

BCG vaccination is administered in infancy in most countries with the aim of providing protection against tuberculosis. There is increasing interest in the role of vitamin D in immunity to tuberculosis. This study objective was to determine if there was an association between circulating 25(OH)D concentrations and BCG vaccination status and cytokine responses following BCG vaccination in infants.

Type: Article
Title: BCG vaccination: a role for vitamin D?
Location: United States
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0016709
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0016709
Language: English
Additional information: © 2011 Lalor et al. 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. PMCID: PMC3031626 This work was funded by the Wellcome Trust (grant number 063558/Z/01/B) and by grant 37772 from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation through the Grand Challenges in Global Health Initiative. http://www.grandchallenges.org/Pages/Def​ault.aspx and wellcometrust.ac.uk. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.
Keywords: BCG Vaccine, Cytokines, Great Britain, Humans, Infant, Time Factors, Tuberculosis, Vaccination, Vitamin D
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health > Applied Health Research
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1340019
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