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صفحه نخست /Expression analysis of ...
عنوان
Expression analysis of GRIN2B, BDNF, and IL-1β genes in the whole blood of epileptic patients
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کلیدواژه‌ها
BDNF; Epilepsy; GRIN2B; IL-1β
چکیده
Epilepsy is a brain disorder with a global prevalence of 1%. It has been attributed to genetics and environmental factors. Despite efforts to identify the molecular pathology of epilepsy, the underlying mechanism is not understood yet. This study was carried out to compare GRIN2B, BDNF, and IL-1β gene expressions in 50 patients suffering from generalized epilepsy with tonic-colonic seizures and 50 age- and sex-matched healthy subjects using TaqMan Real-time PCR. Our results demonstrated significant upregulation of these genes in people with epilepsy compared with healthy subjects. We also found a positive correlation between GRIN2B and BDNF expression (r2=0.4619, p < 0.0001), BDNF and IL-1β expression (r2 = 0.515, p < 0.0001), and GRIN2B and IL-1β gene expressions (r2 = 0.666, p < 0.0001) which implies the possibility to estimate the expression level of these genes by assessment of expression of one of them. Considering the results of the previous animal studies which showed upregulation of these genes in brain tissues of epileptic animals, the expression levels of GRIN2B, BDNF, and IL-1β in blood samples might be related to their expression in brain samples. Future studies are needed to assess the role of these genes in the pathogenesis of epilepsy and evaluate whether altered expression of these genes along with imaging methods can facilitate subtyping the epilepsy.
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