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Interleukin-21 receptor gene polymorphisms in kawasaki disease.

Kim MH, Bae YJ, Lee HK, Lee YR, Lee DH, Bae K, Koh SB, Namgoong MK, Cha BH, Lee HY - Korean Circ J (2013)

Bottom Line: We found five single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of which minor allele frequency (MAF) >0.01 in the promoter region of IL-21R gene.There was no significant correlation between IL-21R gene polymorphisms and the serum level of IL-21.The serum level of total IgE was not significantly correlated with the presence of IL-21R gene polymorphisms.

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Affiliation: Department of Pediatrics, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine, Wonju, Korea.

ABSTRACT

Background and objectives: Interleukin-21 receptor (IL-21R) gene polymorphism is related with the development of systemic vasculitis. In this study, we investigated the polymorphisms of IL-21R gene in patients with Kawasaki disease (KD).

Subjects and methods: We genotyped the promoter region of IL-21R gene (-2500 bp to +1 bp) in 100 patients with KD and 100 healthy controls. All study subjects were Korean. We designed five pairs of primers and performed polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and direct sequencing. We analyzed whole promoter sequences of 200 individuals with comparison to reference sequences of IL-21R gene (NG_012222.1/NC_000016.9).

Results: We found five single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of which minor allele frequency (MAF) >0.01 in the promoter region of IL-21R gene. Those are -1681 G>T (chromosome site 27411802), -379 G>A (27413104), -332 G>C (27413151, rs2214537), -237 A>T (27413246), and -53 G>A (27413430). There is no significant difference in MAF of each SNP between patients with KD and healthy controls except -237 A>T. Twenty five patients with KD had more than 1 SNP in contrast to only seven healthy controls had. The patients with KD have significantly more IL-21R gene polymorphisms than controls (odds ratio: 3.0, 95% confidence interval: 1.6-5.6, p=0.0005). There was no significant correlation between IL-21R gene polymorphisms and the serum level of IL-21. The serum level of total IgE was not significantly correlated with the presence of IL-21R gene polymorphisms.

Conclusion: Our data suggest that the genetic susceptibility profile for KD may include IL-21R gene.

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Difference of serum levels of IL-21 according to the presence of single nucleotide polymorphisms of IL-21R gene. The mean serum level of patients who have polymorphisms was 612±480 pg/mL and that of patients who have no polymorphism was 414±290 pg/mL, there was no significant difference between two groups (p=0.18). NS: not significant, IL-21: interleukin-21, IL-21R: interleukin-21 receptor.
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Figure 2: Difference of serum levels of IL-21 according to the presence of single nucleotide polymorphisms of IL-21R gene. The mean serum level of patients who have polymorphisms was 612±480 pg/mL and that of patients who have no polymorphism was 414±290 pg/mL, there was no significant difference between two groups (p=0.18). NS: not significant, IL-21: interleukin-21, IL-21R: interleukin-21 receptor.

Mentions: When we searched for differences in the serum level of IL-21 by the presence of IL-21R gene polymorphisms in 25 patients with KD, no significant difference was shown (Fig. 2). The mean serum level of IL-21 in patients who have polymorphisms was 612±480 pg/mL and that of patients who have no polymorphism was 414±290 pg/mL, there was no significant difference between two groups (p=0.18).


Interleukin-21 receptor gene polymorphisms in kawasaki disease.

Kim MH, Bae YJ, Lee HK, Lee YR, Lee DH, Bae K, Koh SB, Namgoong MK, Cha BH, Lee HY - Korean Circ J (2013)

Difference of serum levels of IL-21 according to the presence of single nucleotide polymorphisms of IL-21R gene. The mean serum level of patients who have polymorphisms was 612±480 pg/mL and that of patients who have no polymorphism was 414±290 pg/mL, there was no significant difference between two groups (p=0.18). NS: not significant, IL-21: interleukin-21, IL-21R: interleukin-21 receptor.
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Figure 2: Difference of serum levels of IL-21 according to the presence of single nucleotide polymorphisms of IL-21R gene. The mean serum level of patients who have polymorphisms was 612±480 pg/mL and that of patients who have no polymorphism was 414±290 pg/mL, there was no significant difference between two groups (p=0.18). NS: not significant, IL-21: interleukin-21, IL-21R: interleukin-21 receptor.
Mentions: When we searched for differences in the serum level of IL-21 by the presence of IL-21R gene polymorphisms in 25 patients with KD, no significant difference was shown (Fig. 2). The mean serum level of IL-21 in patients who have polymorphisms was 612±480 pg/mL and that of patients who have no polymorphism was 414±290 pg/mL, there was no significant difference between two groups (p=0.18).

Bottom Line: We found five single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of which minor allele frequency (MAF) >0.01 in the promoter region of IL-21R gene.There was no significant correlation between IL-21R gene polymorphisms and the serum level of IL-21.The serum level of total IgE was not significantly correlated with the presence of IL-21R gene polymorphisms.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Pediatrics, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine, Wonju, Korea.

ABSTRACT

Background and objectives: Interleukin-21 receptor (IL-21R) gene polymorphism is related with the development of systemic vasculitis. In this study, we investigated the polymorphisms of IL-21R gene in patients with Kawasaki disease (KD).

Subjects and methods: We genotyped the promoter region of IL-21R gene (-2500 bp to +1 bp) in 100 patients with KD and 100 healthy controls. All study subjects were Korean. We designed five pairs of primers and performed polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and direct sequencing. We analyzed whole promoter sequences of 200 individuals with comparison to reference sequences of IL-21R gene (NG_012222.1/NC_000016.9).

Results: We found five single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of which minor allele frequency (MAF) >0.01 in the promoter region of IL-21R gene. Those are -1681 G>T (chromosome site 27411802), -379 G>A (27413104), -332 G>C (27413151, rs2214537), -237 A>T (27413246), and -53 G>A (27413430). There is no significant difference in MAF of each SNP between patients with KD and healthy controls except -237 A>T. Twenty five patients with KD had more than 1 SNP in contrast to only seven healthy controls had. The patients with KD have significantly more IL-21R gene polymorphisms than controls (odds ratio: 3.0, 95% confidence interval: 1.6-5.6, p=0.0005). There was no significant correlation between IL-21R gene polymorphisms and the serum level of IL-21. The serum level of total IgE was not significantly correlated with the presence of IL-21R gene polymorphisms.

Conclusion: Our data suggest that the genetic susceptibility profile for KD may include IL-21R gene.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus