Genomes and Genes


Robert J Wilkinson


Affiliation: University of Cape Town
Country: South Africa


  1. Mzinza D, Sloan D, Jambo K, Shani D, Kamdolozi M, Wilkinson K, et al. Kinetics of Mycobacterium tuberculosis-specific IFN-γ responses and sputum bacillary clearance in HIV-infected adults during treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis. Tuberculosis (Edinb). 2015;95:463-9 pubmed publisher
    ..The utility of Mtb-specific IFN-γ responses as a proxy measure of treatment response in HIV-infected TB patients warrants further evaluation in other settings. ..
  2. Lai R, Meintjes G, Wilkinson R. HIV-1 tuberculosis-associated immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome. Semin Immunopathol. 2016;38:185-98 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we review the risk factors and clinical management of TB-IRIS, as well as the roles played by different aspects of the immune response in contributing to TB-IRIS pathogenesis. ..
  3. Offerman K, Deffur A, Carulei O, Wilkinson R, Douglass N, Williamson A. Six host-range restricted poxviruses from three genera induce distinct gene expression profiles in an in vivo mouse model. BMC Genomics. 2015;16:510 pubmed publisher
    ..These differences may affect the immune response induced to vaccine antigen in vectors based on these viruses. The two novel avipoxviruses were clearly distinguishable from the other viruses. ..
  4. Norval M, Coussens A, Wilkinson R, Bornman L, Lucas R, Wright C. Vitamin D Status and Its Consequences for Health in South Africa. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2016;13: pubmed
    ..Only then can accurate advice be given about personal sun exposure or dietary vitamin D supplementation. ..