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Association between polymorphisms in cytokine genes IL-17A and IL-17F and development of allergic rhinitis and comorbid asthma in Chinese subjects.

Authors: Wang, M  Zhang, Y  Han, D  Zhang, L 
Citation: Wang M, etal., Hum Immunol. 2012 Jun;73(6):647-53. doi: 10.1016/j.humimm.2012.03.010. Epub 2012 Apr 13.
Pubmed: (View Article at PubMed) PMID:22507625
DOI: Full-text: DOI:10.1016/j.humimm.2012.03.010

BACKGROUND: Th17 cell lineage, a distinct pro-inflammatory lineage characterized by preferential synthesis of cytokines IL-17A and IL-17F, is thought to play an important role in the pathogenesis of allergic rhinitis (AR). OBJECTIVES: Our aim was to investigate whether polymorphisms in and around IL-17A and IL-17F genes are associated with AR and comorbid asthma. METHODS: A case-control comparison was performed in a cohort of 279 AR patients, 197 allergic rhinitis with asthma (AR-A) patients and 281 control Chinese subjects, to investigate associations between 19 tagging single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in IL-17A and IL-17F gene regions and manifestation of AR or AR-A. Genotyping was performed using the Sequenom MassARRAY platform. RESULTS: SNP rs3819024 in IL-17A gene, intergenic SNPs rs1892280 and rs10807439 were specifically associated with AR protective or risk effects, while rs3819024 in IL-17A gene, intergenic SNP rs13192563 in IL-17F gene were associated with AR-A protective or risk effects. Haplotype analysis showed significant AR risk in haplotype AA (rs1892280G-rs13192563A) and AR protective effect in haplotype GT (rs7758579A-rs11966760T); the haplotype AT(rs7758579-rs11966760) were considered AR-A risk. CONCLUSIONS: Our findings preliminarily indicate IL17A and IL17F SNPs, and some intergenic variants have the potential association with AR and comorbid asthma in Chinese population.


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RGD ID: 9068429
Created: 2014-08-18
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