Maryam Sadr

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Juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus (JSLE) is a polygenic, autoimmune disorder of unknown origin. As proinflammatory cytokines, including interleukin-6 (IL-6) and the interleukin-1 (IL-1) family, seem to contribute to the pathogenesis of JSLE, this investigation was performed to assess the associations of particular single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs)(More)
Juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus (JSLE) is a chronic, recurrent multisystem inflammatory disease, caused by a combination of environmental events and genetic risk factors. As cytokines, including interleukin-4 (IL-4), seem to have a role in the pathogenesis of JSLE, the investigation was performed to evaluate the associations of specific single(More)
PURPOSE Juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus (JSLE) is a severe and chronic autoimmune disease of unknown origin. Inflammatory cytokines can play a pivotal role in the pathogenesis of JSLE, while their secretion is under genetic control. The current investigation was performed to analyse the associations of particular single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs)(More)
As abundant types of genetic predisposition and environmental factors seem to be associated with the development of juvenile-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (JSLE), we investigated the gene polymorphisms of two anti-inflammatory cytokines, including interleukin-10 (IL-10) and transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-β), which were previously found to be(More)
As cytokines, including interleukin-4 (IL-4), seem to have a pivotal role in the pathogenesis of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), this study is aimed at investigating of association of polymorphisms in IL-4 and IL-4 receptor α (IL-4RA) genes with susceptibility to JIA. A case-control study was conducted on 53 patients with JIA and 139 healthy unrelated(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study is to identify the associations between interleukin 10 (IL-10) and transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGF-β1) gene polymorphisms and individual susceptibility to juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) in a group of Iranian patients. BACKGROUND Cytokine genes, including IL-10 and TGF-β1, are known to play important roles in(More)
BACKGROUND Juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus (JSLE) is a multi-system autoimmune disorder of unknown origin. Given the importance of the contribution of pro-inflammatory cytokines, including tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α), towards the pathogenesis of JSLE, this study was performed to assess TNFA gene polymorphisms in a case-control study. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Cytokines, including interleukin-2 (IL-2) and interferon-gamma (IFN-γ), seem to play a role in the pathogenesis of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). The aim of this study was to investigate the associations of IL-2 and IFN-γ single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) with susceptibility to JIA in an Iranian population. METHODS Genomic DNA of 54(More)
BACKGROUND As of the potential immunomodulatory effects of interleukin-4 (IL-4) and its importance in inhibiting the production of proinflammatory cytokines by monocytes and activated T cells, the IL-4 gene polymorphisms were investigated in a group of patients with chronic heart failure due to ischemic heart disease. METHODS Forty three patients with(More)
BACKGROUND Autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) is a chronic long-lasting hepatocellular inflammation associated with circulating auto antibodies. In addition to the genetic component, several cytokines have been implicated to be involved in AIH. This study was performed to investigate potential associations of AIH with IL4 gene variants. METHOD The studied alleles(More)