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صفحه نخست /Determination of cytokine ...
عنوان
Determination of cytokine levels in multiple sclerosis patients and their relevance with patients' response to Cinnovex
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کلیدواژه‌ها
Cytokine; IFN-β; Multiple sclerosis
چکیده
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a heterogeneous chronic immune-mediated disorder of the central nervous system (CNS) with several environmental and genetic factors participating in its development and disease course. Interferon (IFN)-β therapy is considered as the first line treatment in this disorder. The present study enrolled 231 relapsing-remitting MS patients who were diagnosed as IFN-β responders (n=146) and non-responders (n=85). Serum cytokine levels were analyzed by commercially available ELISA kits in distinct groups based on HLA-A, -B and -DRB1 alleles. IFN-γ levels were significantly higher in responders compared with non-responders, whereas IL-17A and IL-6 had the opposite trend. The levels of IL-10 and IL-4 were not significantly different between two groups. IFN-γ and IL-17A levels were associated with response to IFN-β. Comparison of cytokine levels revealed higher IFN-γ levels in HLA-DRB1∗04 positive patients (n=72) compared with HLA-DRB1∗04 negative patients (n=159). In responder group, patients who were positive for HLA-DRB1∗15 had significantly higher levels of IL-6 compared to HLA-DRB1∗15 negative patients. IL-17A levels tend to be higher in responder patients who were positive for HLA-DRB1∗04 compared with those were negative for the same allele. This study suggests that the serum levels of pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines are different among IFN-β responders and non-responders. Future studies are needed to confirm their efficiency in determination of response to IFN-β in MS patients.
پژوهشگران قاسم سلگی (نفر سوم)، مهردخت مزده (نفر پنجم)