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Analysis of IL-17 gene polymorphisms in Chinese patients with dilated cardiomyopathy

Department of Cardiology, West China Hospital of Sichuan University, Chengdu 610041, P.R. China.
Human immunology (Impact Factor: 2.28). 01/2013; 74(5). DOI: 10.1016/j.humimm.2013.01.019
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ABSTRACT Cardiomyopathy is one of the major causes of sudden death and/or progressive heart failure. Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), comprising 60% of the cases of identified cardiomyopathy, is the most common form of heart muscle disease. Interleukin 17 (IL-17) is a proinflammatory cytokine that has been implicated in the pathogenesis of various diseases. To evaluate the influence of IL-17A and IL-17F gene polymorphisms on the risk of DCM, a case-control study was conducted in a Chinese Han population. The TaqMan® SNP Genotyping Assay was used to genotype the SNP rs2275913 of IL-17A and SNP rs763780 of IL-17F in 288 DCM patients and 421 ethnicity-matched controls. No significant difference in genotypic and allelic frequencies between DCM patients and control subjects was observed. However, Results of stratified analysis revealed that rs763780 was associated with male DCM patients in a dominant genetic model (p = 0.031, OR = 1.83, 95% CI = 1.04 - 3.22). Our results suggest that the tested two IL-17 SNPs, rs2275913 and rs763780, are not found to be associated with DCM in the Chinese population studied.

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