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Th17cells are involved in inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. These cells may be involved in pathological processes mainly producing pro-inflammatory cytokines. Recently, it was shown that the IL23/IL17 pathway plays an important role in the development of inflammatory bowel disease. In general, genes encoding cytokines are genetically polymorphic and(More)
Interleukin (IL) 17A is an inflammatory cytokine expressed by Th 17 cells and plays a role in tissue inflammation by inducing release of proinflammatory and neutrophil-mobilizing cytokines. We have investigated the association between colorectal cancer and polymorphisms of IL17A (rs2275913. G197A). The study was performed in 241 subjects (102 with(More)
Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are considered as major endotoxin-signaling receptor and as crucial sensors of innate immunity. TLRs recognize pathogen-associated molecular patterns; induce effectors genes involving inflammatory cytokines and therefore initiation of adaptative immune responses against pathogens. Recently, it has been shown that TLRs are involved(More)
IL23/IL17 pathway plays an important role in the development of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). In general, the genes encoding the cytokines are genetically polymorphic and polymorphisms in genes IL23R and IL17 have been proved to be associated with its susceptibility to inflammatory diseases as well as cancer including colorectal cancer. Moreover, it(More)
Germ line deleterious mutations of BRCA1 gene are not the unique factor that could inactivate BRCA1 protein which leads to familial breast cancer onset with distant metastases' occurrence. The present research explores the role that could be assigned to BRCA1 SNPs to inactivate BRCA1 protein and therefore to the occurrence of familial breast cancer with an(More)
INTRODUCTION MicroRNAs are small, non coding regulatory molecules containing approximately 21 to 25 nucleotides. They function as controllers of expression at post transcriptional levels of most human protein-coding genes and play an essential role in cell signaling pathways. The objective of the present study is to evaluate the expression profile of the(More)
BACKGROUND Rare highly penetrant gain-of-function mutations in caspase recruitment domain family, member 14 (CARD14) can lead to psoriasis, a chronic inflammatory disease of the skin and other organs. OBJECTIVES To investigate the contribution of rare CARD14 variants to psoriasis in the Tunisian population and to expand knowledge of CARD14 variants in the(More)
The recently identified class of microRNAs (miRs) provided a new insight into cancer research, since abnormalities of members of microRNAs family have been found in various types of cancer. However, the relationship between five miRNAs (miR146a, miR155, miR21, miR135a, and miR147b) and colorectal cancer remains unclear. In the present study, we examined(More)
Chronic inflammation is closely linked to cancer. The risk of damage by colorectal cancer (CRC) may increase due to autoimmune disease and cryptogenic inflammation. Therefore, genetic factors implicated in the chronic irritation in inflammatory bowel disease such as NOD2/CARD15 may predispose to CRC. In this report, we shed the light on the possible(More)
Colorectal cancer is a complex and multifactorial disease. Various factors such as genetic, immunological, epigenetic and environmental constitute minor risk factors with their additive effects contributing to the advent of colorectal cancer. In order to evaluate the role of innate and adaptive immunity in the susceptibility, the presentation and the(More)