Cytokine gene polymorphisms are associated with markers of disease severity and prognosis in patients with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy.

@article{Adamopoulos2011CytokineGP,
  title={Cytokine gene polymorphisms are associated with markers of disease severity and prognosis in patients with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy.},
  author={Stamatis Adamopoulos and Fotis Kolokathis and Angeliki Gkouziouta and Panagiota Georgiadou and Antigoni S Chaidaroglou and George K. Karavolias and Dimitrios Degiannis and Vassilis Voudris and Dimitrios T h Kremastinos},
  journal={Cytokine},
  year={2011},
  volume={54 1},
  pages={68-73}
}
AIMS To identify potential genetic associations of five cytokine gene polymorphisms with disease severity and prognosis in patients with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). METHODS AND RESULTS Eighty patients with DCM were genotyped for transforming growth factor beta1 (TGF-β1)+869 T/C (codon10 Leu→Pro), TGF-β1 +915 G/C (codon25 Arg→Pro), interleukin… CONTINUE READING