OBJECTIVE: This study sought to explore the correlation between IL-4-590C/T polymorphism as well as mRNA expression and the occurrence of rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
PATIENTS AND METHODS: IL-4-590C/T polymorphisms, detected by a TaqMan probe from 150 RA patients who were treated in Yantaishan Hospital from June 2014 to June 2016, and from 150 healthy people, all from the Han population, were selected for the study. Interleukin-4 (IL-4) mRNA expression was detected by Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), and the differences in IL-4mRNA expressions of different genotypes in RA patients were compared.
RESULTS: The difference in CC, CT and TT genotype distributions between the RA group and the healthy group were statistically significant (p<0.05). The mutation frequency of the T allele in IL-4 of the RA group was significantly higher than that of the healthy group (p<0.01). The mRNA expression of IL-4 in the RA group was significantly lower than that in the healthy group (p<0.01). The mRNA expression of IL-4 in RA patients was gradually decreased in the following order: CC, CT and TT, and the differences among these genotypes were significant (p<0.01).
CONCLUSIONS: IL-4-590C/T polymorphism may be correlated with the incidence of RA in the Chinese Han population. Carrying the T allele can significantly increase the risk of RA and reduce the mRNA expression of IL-4.Free PDF Download
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Y.-H. Sun, S.-T. Wei, S.-H. Zong
Correlation between IL-4 gene polymorphismas well as its mRNA expressionand rheumatoid arthritis
Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Vol. 21 - N. 17