Godfrey Essien Etokebe

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BACKGROUND Genetic susceptibility to cancer is multifactorial, and it is known that impairment of the immune system could contribute to risk for getting cancer. AIM OF THE STUDY Single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of Toll-like receptor (TLR) 2, TLR3, TLR4, and TLR9 genes, which are important for innate immunity, were analyzed for the association with(More)
We analysed frequencies of two single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) in the interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma) receptor-1 (IFNGR1) gene promoter (G-611A, T-56C) in tuberculosis patients (n = 244) and compared them with controls (n = 521). These frequencies were not significantly different, whether analysed independently or as haplotypes. Because these SNP affect(More)
Proinflammatory conditions leading to activation of macrophages via interferon-γ bear an important role in host defence against intracellular bacteria such as Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mt). Interleukin-17 plays a similar role, as it appears to be also an activator of macrophages. Recently, the TLR-10 was identified as an anti-inflammatory factor that(More)
Genetic susceptibility to tuberculosis includes several unknown yet different loci each contributing to a small extent. Intronic polymorphisms within the interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma) gene IFNG T+874A and IFNG G+2109A correlate with the IFN-gamma production in vitro, and the frequency of potential high IFN-gamma producers was previously reported by others to(More)
OBJECTIVE In search for possible novel genes that may be involved in tooth development, we analysed the genome-wide transcriptome of developing mandibular tooth germs of mouse during embryonic and early life and selected family-with-sequence-similarity-46, member A (Fam46a) gene for further expression analysis. METHODS We applied microarray, quantitative(More)
Genetic predisposition to the complex hereditary disease like osteoarthritis (OA) of the large joints (hip and knee) includes the interleukin-1 gene (IL-1) cluster on chromosome 2. Using a case-control study with 500 OA patients (240 knee and 260 hip OA patients, all with joint replacement), we analysed frequencies of IL-1 gene cluster polymorphisms in(More)
We have sequenced 416 Toll-like receptor-2 (TLR2) alleles in 208 subjects in a tuberculosis case-control study in Croatian Caucasian population. We found ten single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) among which three were novel (S97S, T138I and L266F). The genotype containing TLR2-P631H SNP was significantly overrepresented in patients with tuberculosis when(More)
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a frequent, destructive joint disease, with debilitating impact on a society regarding medical, social, and economic issues. Although causes of primary OA were still not fully elucidated, evidence points to complex genetic risk that varies among different population groups, including the interleukin-1 (IL-1) gene cluster. Here, we(More)
Family with sequence similarity 46, member A (FAM46A) gene VNTR and BCL2-Associated Athanogene 6 (BAG6) gene rs3117582 polymorphisms were genotyped in a case-control study with 474 large-joint (hip and knee) osteoarthritis (OA) patients and 568 controls in Croatian population by candidate-gene approach for association with OA. We found that BAG6 rs3117582(More)
We analyzed for association between the Family with sequence similarity 46, member A (FAM46A) gene (located on chromosome 6q14.1), BCL2-Associated Athanogene 6 (BAG6) gene (located on chromosome 6p21.3) and tuberculosis in Croatian Caucasian. We genotyped the FAM46A rs11040 SNP, FAM46A VNTR and BAG6 rs3117582 polymorphisms in a case-control study with 257(More)