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No association of serum levels of interleukin-6 and its soluble receptor components with a genetic variation in the 3'flanking region of the interleukin-6 gene in patients with multiple sclerosis

Schmidt, S. and Papassotiropoulos, A. and Bagli, M. and Harzheim, M. and Heun, R. and Klockgether, T.. (2000) No association of serum levels of interleukin-6 and its soluble receptor components with a genetic variation in the 3'flanking region of the interleukin-6 gene in patients with multiple sclerosis. Neuroscience letters, Vol. 294, H. 3. pp. 139-142.

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Abstract

Interleukin-6 (IL-6) plays an important role in the regulation of the inflammatory response in multiple sclerosis (MS) and its animal model, experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE). Previous reports indicated that a variable number tandem repeat (vntr) polymorphism in the 3'flanking region of the IL-6 gene (C allele) is associated with altered activity of IL-6 in vivo. Therefore, we analyzed the frequency distribution of IL-6 gene C allele vntr poymorphism in 96 MS patients and 106 ethnically matched healthy controls. Moreover, possible correlations between genotypic differences of IL-6 gene and serum levels of IL-6, soluble IL-6 receptor (sIL6-R), soluble gp130 (sgp130), soluble intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (sICAM-1) and soluble vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (sVCAM-1) were investigated. There were no differences in the allelic distribution of the IL-6 gene C allele between MS patients and healthy controls, and no association of the IL-6 gene C allele with serum levels of IL-6, sIL-6R, spg130, sICAM and sVCAM-1 was found.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Biozentrum > Services Biozentrum > Life Sciences Training Facility (Papassotiropoulos)
07 Faculty of Psychology > Departement Psychologie > Forschungsbereich Klinische Psychologie und Neurowissenschaften > Molecular Psychology (Papassotiropoulos)
UniBasel Contributors:Papassotiropoulos, Andreas
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0304-3940
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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