alexa Expression and Analysis of CXCL8 and CXCL10 Chemokines in Human Skin Lesions Infected with M.leprae
ISSN: 2161-1068

Mycobacterial Diseases
Open Access

Like us on:
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

Expression and Analysis of CXCL8 and CXCL10 Chemokines in Human Skin Lesions Infected with M.leprae

Krishan Dutta Rawat1, Mamta Chahar1, PVJ Reddy1, Nalini Srivastava2, U.D.Gupta1, M. Natrajan1, V.M. Katoch3, Kiran Katoch1 and D.S. Chauhan1*

1National JALMA Institute for Leprosy & Other Mycobacterial Diseases Tajganj, Agra, U.P, India

2SOS in Biotechnology, Jiwaji University, Gwalior, M.P, India

3Department of Health Research, Indian Council of Medical Research, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, India

*Corresponding Author:
Chauhan DS
Microbiology & Molecular biology Lab
National JALMA Institute for Leprosy and Other Mycobacterial Diseases
(ICMR) Tajganj, Agra-282001
Tel: (0562) 2331751-4
Fax: +91-562-2331755
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: February 02, 2016; Accepted date: May 19, 2016; Published date: May 24, 2016

Citation: Rawat KD, Chahar M, Reddy PVJ, Srivastava N, Gupta UD, et al. (2016) Expression and Analysis of CXCL8 and CXCL10 Chemokines in Human Skin Lesions Infected with M.leprae. Mycobact Dis 6:208. doi:10.4172/2161-1068.1000208

Copyright: © 2016 Rawat KD, 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.



This study is focused to analyze the expression profile of CXCL8 and CXCL10 chemokines genes and to address the contribution of these chemokines in late phase of M.leprae infection in human skin lesion samples. In this study skin biopsy samples from leprosy patients (n=35) were collected including BL-LL=12, BB=14, BT=8 and healthy volunteers (n=3). All the biopsy samples were collected in RNALater for mRNA expression study as well as 10% buffered formalin (BF) for histopathologic analysis. Total RNA was isolated from collected samples and cDNA was prepared. Level of mRNA expression of CXCL8 and CXCL10 chemokine genes was measured via q-PCR and insitu RT-PCR to locate the presence of CXCL8 and CXCL10 chemokines inside M. leprae infected tissue. The mRNA expression of CXCL8 was found relatively elevated in lepromatous (BL-LL) skin samples significantly as compared to BB category of leprosy; whereas in BT cases down-regulation was recorded. CXCL10 mRNA expression was found elevated in lepromatous (BL-LL) cases than other cases (BT, BB) of leprosy samples. In histopathological examination, 59.38% maximum infiltration was observed in BL-LL cases of leprosy and in-situ RT-PCR confirmed the presence of chemokines genes in tissue sections. Interestingly, chemokines CXCL-10 and CXCL-8 showed elevated expression in BL-LL category. The study advocated that CXCL10 and CXCL-8 possibly may have a role in lepromatous (BL-LL) form of leprosy. 


Share This Page

Additional Info

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


[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