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Interferon gamma polymorphism

Qi An, Shao-Yan Hu, Cheng-Min Xuan, Ming-Wei Jin, Qiang Ji, Yi Wang
AIM: The aim of the study is to investigate the association of interferon gamma (IFN-γ) and interleukin-10 (IL-10) gene single nucleotide polymorphisms with the susceptibility of hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) in Chinese children without known family history of HLH. PROCEDURE: Forty children with HLH and 160 age- and gender-matched healthy controls from Xuzhou Children's Hospital were enrolled in the study. Serum IFN-γ and IL-10 levels were measured by enzyme linked-immunosorbent assay...
March 23, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
S Bank, P S Andersen, J Burisch, N Pedersen, S Roug, J Galsgaard, S Y Turino, J B Brodersen, S Rashid, B K Rasmussen, S Avlund, T B Olesen, H J Hoffmann, B A Nexø, J Sode, U Vogel, V Andersen
Anti-tumour necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) is used for treatment of severe cases of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), including Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC). However, one-third of the patients do not respond to the treatment. A recent study indicated that genetically determined high activity of pro-inflammatory cytokines, including interleukin-1β (IL-1β), IL-6 and interferon gamma (IFN-γ), are associated with non-response to anti-TNF therapy. Using a candidate gene approach, 21 functional single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in 14 genes in the Toll-like receptors, the inflammasome and the IFNG pathways were assessed in 482 and 256 prior anti-TNF naïve Danish patients with CD and UC, respectively...
January 31, 2017: Pharmacogenomics Journal
Poopak Farnia, Jalaledin Ghanavi, Payam Tabasri, Shima Saif, Ali Akbar Velayati
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Interferon gamma (IFN-γ) plays a key role in protective immune response against Mycobacterial infection. IFN-γ excretes its antimycobacterial effectors mechanisms by activation of macrophages and dendritic cells via interaction with its receptor complex, that is, a ligand-binding subunit [IFN-γ receptor (IFNGR)1] and an accessory subunit (IFNGR2) on the cell surface. It has been shown that individuals with complete or partial IFNGR1 receptor deficiency are highly susceptible to infection by nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM), Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and some Salmonella species...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
S Kiazyk, L Larcombe, C Lopez, S Matyas, C Mesa, P Orr, J Juno, J Waruk, M Sharma, T B Ball
BACKGROUND: Several studies have shown polymorphisms within the interferon-gamma (IFN-γ) promoter influence cytokine expression. The interferon-gamma release assay (IGRA) relies on the ability to produce IFN-γ in response to tuberculosis (TB) specific antigens. This study determined the relationship between the IFN-γ +874 A/T promoter polymorphism and the performance of the QuantiFERON®-TB Gold In-Tube (QFT-GIT) test in an ethnically diverse Canadian population. METHODS: A total of 190 participants were categorised into three groups based on history of and exposure to TB: active TB (n = 55), TB exposed (n = 55) and presumably TB unexposed controls (n = 80)...
December 1, 2016: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
S Kiazyk, L Larcombe, C Lopez, S Matyas, C Mesa, P Orr, J Juno, J Waruk, M Sharma, T B Ball
BACKGROUND: Several studies have shown polymorphisms within the interferon-gamma (IFN-) promoter influence cytokine expression. The interferon-gamma release assay (IGRA) relies on the ability to produce IFN- in response to tuberculosis (TB) specific antigens. This study determined the relationship between the IFN- +874 A/T promoter polymorphism and the performance of the QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube (QFT-GIT) test in an ethnically diverse Canadian population. METHODS: A total of 190 participants were categorised into three groups based on history of and exposure to TB: active TB (n = 55), TB exposed (n = 55) and presumably TB unexposed controls (n = 80)...
December 2016: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
Nadia Ghasemian, Majid Shahbazi
BACKGROUND: Based on differences in individual immune responses to the hepatitis B virus (HBV), between 5% and 10% of patients become persistently infected with the virus, which leads to the determination of chronic HBV. Cytokines such as interferon gamma (IFN-γ) are secretory proteins that play important roles in both innate and adaptive immune responses. Functional studies have demonstrated that the IFN + 874A/T gene polymorphism can increase or decrease the overall expression of IFN-gamma (γ) and ultimately determine the outcome of the infection...
August 2016: Jundishapur Journal of Microbiology
Pham Huu Thuong, Do Bang Tam, Shinsaku Sakurada, Nguyen Thi Le Hang, Minako Hijikata, Le Thi Hong, Phan Thi Minh Ngoc, Pham Thu Anh, Vu Cao Cuong, Ikumi Matsushita, Luu Thi Lien, Naoto Keicho
BACKGROUND: Granulysin (GNLY) is produced by human lymphocyte subpopulations and exhibits antimicrobial activity against Mycobacterium tuberculosis. We examined the association between GNLY levels in blood and latent tuberculosis (TB) infection. METHODS: Latency of TB infection among Vietnamese healthcare workers was estimated using interferon-gamma release assays (IGRA), and serum GNLY concentrations were measured using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays. The levels of GNLY expression in whole blood and the presence of GNLY alleles with the exon-4 polymorphism rs11127 were also determined using PCR-based methods...
October 18, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
Laura Pöyhönen, Liisa Kröger, Heini Huhtala, Johanna Mäkinen, Kirsi Nuolivirta, Jussi Mertsola, Qiushui He, Matti Korppi
BACKGROUND: Interferon-gamma (IFN-γ) is a key cytokine in defense against mycobacteria, including Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG). Mannose-binding lectin (MBL) and toll-like receptors (TLRs) are pattern-recognizing molecules of innate immunity. The aim of the present study was to investigate the relationship between polymorphisms in MBL, TLR1, TLR2 and TLR6 encoding genes and stimulated IFN-γ and interleukin-12 (IL-12) ex vivo production in BCG osteitis survivors. METHODS: Data on single nucleotide polymorphisms in the MBL2 gene and TLR1, TLR2 and TLR6 genes were available from 132 former BCG osteitis patients, and data on ex vivo IFN-γ and IL-12 production were available from 115 and 118 patients, respectively...
February 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Shardulendra Sherchand, Joyce A Ibana, Alison J Quayle, Ashok Aiyar
Chlamydia trachomatis is an obligate intracellular bacterial pathogen that cannot synthesize several amino acids, including tryptophan. Rather, C. trachomatis acquires these essential metabolites from its human host cell. Chlamydial dependence on host-provided tryptophan underlies a major host defense mechanism against the bacterium; namely, the induction of the host tryptophan-catabolizing enzyme, indoleamine 2,3- dioxygenase (IDO1) by interferon gamma (IFNγ), which leads to eradication of C. trachomatis by tryptophan starvation...
August 2016: Journal of Bacteriology & Parasitology
Peng-Lin Lin, Ya-Wen Yu, Ren-Hua Chung
Pathway analysis has become popular as a secondary analysis strategy for genome-wide association studies (GWAS). Most of the current pathway analysis methods aggregate signals from the main effects of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in genes within a pathway without considering the effects of gene-gene interactions. However, gene-gene interactions can also have critical effects on complex diseases. Protein-protein interaction (PPI) networks have been used to define gene pairs for the gene-gene interaction tests...
2016: PloS One
Achraf Jemli, Oumaima Inoubli, Fatma Trifa, Anouar Mechri, Ferid Zaafrane, Lotfi Gaha, Besma Bel Hadj Jrad
BACKGROUND: Considering current scientific evidence about the significant role of chronic low grade inflammation in the physiopathology of schizophrenia, it has been hypothesized that changes in pro-inflammatory cytokines such as interferon gamma may have a significant role in the predisposition to schizophrenia. AIM: This study focuses on identifying whether the functional polymorphism of interferon gamma receptor 2 (IFNGR2) is a risk factor for the development of schizophrenia...
January 2017: Nordic Journal of Psychiatry
Maha Ali M Al-Mohaya, Lubna Al-Otaibi, Fahad Al-Harthi, Ebtissam Al Bakr, Misbahul Arfin, Abdulrahman Al-Asmari
BACKGROUND: Oral lichen planus (OLP) is a premalignant mucocutaneous disease in which genetic factors and immune responses play a major role. Cytokines play an important role in the pathogenesis and disease progression of OLP. The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of gene polymorphisms of T helper cell subtype Th1 and Th2 cytokines, interferon-gamma (IFN-γ), interleukin-6 (IL-6) and transforming growth factor (TGF)-β1 on OLP susceptibility in a Saudi cohort. METHODS: Forty two unrelated patients with OLP and 195 healthy controls were genotyped for IFN-γ (874A/T), IL-6 (174G/C) and TGF-β1 (509C/T) polymorphisms...
2016: BMC Oral Health
V R Gutlapalli, Aparna Sykam, Sandeep P Tenali, Sujai Suneetha, Lavanya M Suneetha
OBJECTIVE: Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the most frequent opportunistic infections in HIV patients leading to increased morbidity and death rate. This study was carried out to investigate the role of the cytokines IFN-γ and TNF-α level and their single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in HIV-TB co-infection. METHODS: 247 HIV-TB (124 HIV-pulmonary TB, 123 HIV-extra pulmonary TB), 126 HIV positive individuals without tuberculosis and 129 healthy subjects (HS) were included to measure plasma levels of IFN-γ and TNF-α by sandwich ELISA and One way ANOVA statistical analysis was carried out among the groups...
December 2016: Human Immunology
A Kh Nurpeisova, A N Kolomeietz
The brucellosis is an actual zoonotic disease in many countries, Russia included. The complexity of individual prognosis of disease and choice of tactics of maintenance of patients is explained by heterogeneity of clinical manifestations of brucellosis and different rate of progression of organs pathology. Despite of low mortality, this pathology quite often results in disability of patient. The frequent transition of acute process into chronic one (40-60%), probability of development of primary chronic brucellosis determines interest of researchers to issues of immunopathogenesis of this disease...
February 2016: Klinicheskaia Laboratornaia Diagnostika
Mohammad Asgharzadeh, Sajjad Ghorghanlu, Jalil Rashedi, Behroz Mahdavi Poor, Fatemeh Khaki-Khatibi, Seyyed Reza Moaddab, Hossein Samadi-Kafil, Mahya Pourostadi
Promoter polymorphism of cytokine genes may lead to inter-individual differences in cytokine levels, therefore, polymorphisms may associate with susceptibility to infectious diseases. In this study, we investigated a possible association between interleukin-10 (IL-10) -1082A⁄G (rs1800896) and interferon (IFN)-gamma +874T/A (rs2430561) promoter polymorphisms and tuberculosis (TB) in the Azeri population of Iran. IL-10 -1082G/A and IFN-gamma +874T/A single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) were genotyped by amplification refractory mutation system (ARMS)-PCR in 200 healthy controls and 124 tuberculosis patients...
June 2016: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
Kyung Eun Lee, Joo Hee Kim, Jee Eun Chung, Gwan Yung Lee, Yoon Jeong Cho, Byung Chul Chang, Hye Sun Gwak
BACKGROUND: Various complications lead to reoperation in patients who undergo prosthetic valve replacement where inflammatory process could be involved. The goals of this study were to identify risk factors that correlate with reoperation in patients with prosthetic heart valves and to investigate the relationship between reoperation and inflammatory gene polymorphisms. RESULTS: The study included 228 patients from the EwhA-Severance Treatment Group of Warfarin...
2016: SpringerPlus
Zaigham Abbas, Javed Yakoob, Muhammad A Umer, Ali A Azeem, Saeed S Hamid, Wasim Jafri
OBJECTIVE: To assess the role of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) near the interferon lambda-3 (IFNλ3) (formal IL-28B) gene rs12979860 in predicting sustained virologic response (SVR) in hepatitis-C virus genotype-3 (HCV-3). STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive, analytical study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Department of Medicine, The Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, from July 2012 to June 2014. METHODOLOGY: Patients with HCV-3 were classified as sustained virologic response (SVR), relapsers and non-responders...
June 2016: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
S Harsini, V Ziaee, F Tahghighi, M Mahmoudi, A Rezaei, S Soltani, M Sadr, M H Moradinejad, Y Aghighi, N Rezaei
PURPOSE: Juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus (JSLE) is a severe and chronic autoimmune disease of unknown origin. Inflammatory cytokines can play a pivotal role in the pathogenesis of JSLE, while their secretion is under genetic control. The current investigation was performed to analyse the associations of particular single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of interleukin-2 (IL-2) and interferon-gamma (IFN-γ) genes in a case control study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The allele, genotype and haplotype frequencies of the polymorphic IL-2 (G/T at -330, rs2069762, and G/T at +166, rs2069763) and IFN-γ (A/T at +874, rs2430561) genes were estimated in 59 patients with JSLE by contrast with 140 healthy controls using polymerase chain reaction with sequence-specific primers method...
September 2016: Allergologia et Immunopathologia
Anna Wróblewska, Agnieszka Bernat, Anna Woziwodzka, Joanna Markiewicz, Tomasz Romanowski, Krzysztof P Bielawski, Tomasz Smiatacz, Katarzyna Sikorska
Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) within DNA region containing interferon lambda 3 (IFNL3) and IFNL4 genes are prognostic factors of treatment response in chronic hepatitis C (CHC). Iron overload, frequently diagnosed in CHC, is associated with unfavorable disease course and a risk of carcinogenesis. Its etiology and relationship with the immune response in CHC are not fully explained. Our aim was to determine whether IFNL polymorphisms in CHC patients associate with body iron indices, and whether they are linked with hepatic expression of genes involved in iron homeostasis and IFN signaling...
April 28, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Medicine
Ying-Hsien Huang, Yu-Wen Hsu, Hsing-Fang Lu, Henry Sung-Ching Wong, Hong-Ren Yu, Hsing-Chun Kuo, Fu-Chen Huang, Wei-Chiao Chang, Ho-Chang Kuo
Kawasaki disease (KD) is a systemic vasculitis of unknown etiology. IFNG gene encoding interferon (IFN)-γ, produced by natural killer cells and T cells, has been suggested to play an important role in the immunopathogenesis of Kawasaki disease. The aim of this study was to examin the correlation of gene polymorphisms of the IFNG gene and plasma levels of IFN-γ in KD patients and their outcomes.A total of 950 subjects (381 KD and 569 controls) were recruited. Three tagging single-nucleotide polymorphisms (rs2069718, rs1861493, rs2069705) were selected for TaqMan allelic discrimination assay...
April 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
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