BEZMIALEM SCIENCE, vol.6, no.2, pp.119-125, 2018 (ESCI)
Objective: Immune activation plays a critical role in the immune response against cancer. Although several genetic factors are established with regard to the development of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the role of immunogenic genes in ALL pathogenesis remains elusive. Toll-like receptor (TLR) and nucleotidebinding oligomerifation domain containing protein 2 (NOD2) receptors are essential in immune response. The aim of the study was to investigate the association between TLR4 Asp299Gly, TLR4 Thr399Ile, NOD2 Arg702Trp, NOD2 Gly908Arg, and NOD2 Leu1007fsinsC polymorphisms and the risk of childhood ALL.