RGD Reference Report - IL28B, IL29 and micro-RNA 548 in subacute sclerosing panencephalitis as a rare disease. - Rat Genome Database

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IL28B, IL29 and micro-RNA 548 in subacute sclerosing panencephalitis as a rare disease.

Authors: Cakmak Genc, Gunes  Dursun, Ahmet  Karakas Celik, Sevim  Calik, Mustafa  Kokturk, Furuzan  Piskin, Ibrahim Etem 
Citation: Cakmak Genc G, etal., Gene. 2018 Dec 15;678:73-78. doi: 10.1016/j.gene.2018.07.062. Epub 2018 Aug 2.
RGD ID: 126848745
Pubmed: (View Article at PubMed) PMID:30077763
DOI: Full-text: DOI:10.1016/j.gene.2018.07.062

Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease which affects children and young adults, caused by a persistent infection of defective measles virus. IFN-λs (IL-28A, IL-28B and IL-29) are a group of cytokines mediating antiviral responses. It has been shown that IL-29 levels are significantly higher in infected cells with defective measles virus. IL-29 expression is thought to be regulated at post-transcriptional level and miRNA-548 family targets the 3'UTR of the IFNL1 gene. Impaired immune system has an important role as well as viral factors in SSPE. The aim of our study investigates whether IL-28B, IL-29 levels and gene polymorphisms contribute to the damaged immune response leading to the development of SSPE. Also possible association of miR-548 family with IL-29 and SSPE is explored. Frequencies of rs12979860, rs8099917, rs30461, serum levels of IL-28B, IL-29 and expression levels of miR-548b, miR-548c, miR-548i are determined at 64 SSPE patients and 68 healthy controls. Serum IL-29 levels are statistically significant higher in SSPE patients. Allele frequencies of rs8099917 are statistically significant higher in SSPE patients and resulted G allele is found to increase 2.183-fold risk of SSPE. The expression levels of miR-548b-5p, miR-548c-5p and miR-548i are found to be statistically significant higher in SSPE patients. Dramatically increased level of IL-29 seen in patient group indicates that the elevated miR-548 expression is compensatory result of the over-activated immune system response. Further studies referred to IL28, IL29 and related miRNA's will be enlightened the pathogenesis of SSPE.


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Genes (Rattus norvegicus)
Ifnl1  (interferon, lambda 1)

Genes (Homo sapiens)
IFNL1  (interferon lambda 1)

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