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Article: [Hypomethylation of TNF-alpha gene promoter in the patients with acute-on-chronic hepatitis B liver failure].[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: The present study was designed to investigate the possible epigenetic alteration in the promoter of TNF-alpha in the patients with acute-on-chronic hepatitis B liver failure (ACHBLF). The methylation of TNF-alpha promoter in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) was measured by methylation specific PCR (MSP). The level of serum TNF-alpha was determined by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Model for End-stage Liver Disease (MELD) was performed for the evaluation of liver failure. The serum level of TNF-alpha in patients with ACHBLF(44.9260 +/- 26.48523) was higher than that in CHB (18.92505 +/- 9.04461) and healthy controls (11.9172 +/- 5.04612) (P < 0.05). Moreover, the serum TNF-alpha level was significantly decreased in methylation group as compared to unmethylaiton group in patients with ACHBLF (P < 0.05). MELD was not significantly different between methylated and unmethylated group of ACHBLF patients (P > 0.05). In addition, the serum level of TNF-alpha was found to be positively correlated with serum total bilirubin (r = 0.891, P < 0.01) and MELD score (r = 0.792, P < 0.01), but to be negatively correlated with prothrombin activity (r = - 0.511, P < 0.05) in patients with ACHBLF. The TNF-alpha methylation patten is stable for the liver failure, suggesting the effect of environment on methylation.Zhonghua shi yan he lin chuang bing du xue za zhi = Zhonghua shiyan he linchuang bingduxue zazhi = Chinese journal of experimental and clinical virology 10/2011; 25(5):368-70.
Article: [The analysis of IL-10 and its methylation in the patients with acute on chronic liver failure].[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: To investigate the effect of IL-10 and the methylation of its promoter in acute on chronic liver failure (ACLF). Patients were divided into three groups: 25 with ACLF, 25 with CHB, 10 healthy controls. Respectively detect the serum level of IL-10 via ELISA, and the methylation of IL-10 promoter via MSP, to analyze the difference among the three groups. Both the ACLF group and the CHB group have significant increase in serum level of IL-10 compared with the control group (P < 0.05); the ACLF group's level is higher than the CHB group, however without statistical significance (P > 0.05). The serum level of IL-10 in ACLF group has no significant relativity with ALT and HBV-DNA( r = -0.022, r = 0.033, respectively; P > 0.05); has positive relativity with TBIL and MELD ( r = 0.566, r = 0.443, respectively; P < 0.05); and negative relativity with PTA (r = -0.581, P < 0.05). The distribution of the methylation of IL-10 promoter in ACLF group is significantly different from the other two. The serum level of IL-10 in hepatitis patients is significantly higher and increases with the degree of liver failure. The promoter methylation may be important in the gene inactivation.Zhonghua shi yan he lin chuang bing du xue za zhi = Zhonghua shiyan he linchuang bingduxue zazhi = Chinese journal of experimental and clinical virology 04/2011; 25(2):99-101.