A Human Dectin-2 Deficiency Associated With Invasive Aspergillosis

J Infect Dis. 2021 Mar 18:jiab145. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiab145. Online ahead of print.


Immunocompromised patients are highly susceptible to invasive aspergillosis. Herein, we identified a homozygous deletion mutation (507 del C) resulting in a frameshift (N170I) and early stop codon in the fungal binding Dectin-2 receptor, in an immunocompromised patient. The mutated form of Dectin-2 was weakly expressed, did not form clusters at/near the cell surface and was functionally defective. PBMCs from this patient were unable to mount a cytokine (TNF, IL-6) response to A. fumigatus and this first identified Dectin-2-deficient patient succumbed to invasive aspergillosis.

PMID:33733279 | DOI:10.1093/infdis/jiab145

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