alexa Cytokine gene polymorphisms and susceptibility to cutaneous leishmaniasis in Iranian patients
Immunology

Immunology

Immunogenetics: Open Access

Author(s): Eskandar KamaliSarvestani, Manoochehr Rasouli, Hosein Mortazavi, Behrouz GharesiFard

Abstract Share this page

Cutaneous Leishmaniasis (CL) is one of the most prevalent clinical forms of leishmaniasis. Preliminary data suggest that cytokine gene polymorphisms can contribute to resistance or susceptibility to CL. Therefore, we investigated the association of functional polymorphisms in four cytokine genes with susceptibility to, and clinical outcome of CL. A total of 201 patients with self-healing cutaneous leishmaniasis (SCL) and 92 asymptomatic infected controls (AIC) from Fars province as well as 58 patients with chronic cutaneous leishmaniasis (CCL) and their 688 normal controls (normal Iranian population or NIP) who were collected from the different areas of Iran were included in the study. The allele-specific oligonucleotide polymerase chain reaction (ASO-PCR) or PCR-RFLP (restriction fragment length polymorphism) methods were used for genotyping. The frequency of TNF-α −308 G → A and TNF-β +252 G → A gene polymorphisms were not different between studied groups. Distribution of IFN-γ +874 A → T and IL-4 −590 C → T polymorphism were also compared between SCl or CCL patients and their controls. IFN-γ +874 A → T polymorphism was less common in CCL patients compared to the NIP (χ2 = 12.53, p = 0.0019). Significant differences in frequency of IL-4 −590 C →T polymorphism were also found between the SCL and AIC (χ2 = 8.64, p = 0.003). In conclusion, our results suggest that functional genetic variants in the IL-4 promoter could influence the risk of developing CL while the polymorphism in the first intron of the IFN-γ gene might influence the progression of disease towards CCL.

This article was published in Cytokine and referenced in Immunogenetics: Open Access

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

Relevant Topics

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

Ronald

[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
adwords