Expression of Cytokine mRNA in Lymphocytes of Malnourished Children

  title={Expression of Cytokine mRNA in Lymphocytes of Malnourished Children},
  author={Hayde{\'e} Gonz{\'a}lez-Mart{\'i}nez and Leonor Rodr{\'i}guez and Oralia N{\'a}jera and David Cruz and Angel Miliar and Aar{\'o}n Dom{\'i}nguez and Fausto S{\'a}nchez and Jaime Graniel and Mar{\'i}a Cristina Gonz{\'a}lez-Torres},
  journal={Journal of Clinical Immunology},
Protein–calorie malnutrition represents a significant worldwide health problem and is associated with an increased risk for infections. The purpose of this study was to evaluate possible changes in type 1/type 2 responses balance in malnourished children. The data obtained in the present study showed that the expression levels of tumor necrosis factor-α, interleukin (IL)-4, and IL-10 were more highly, in contrast IL-2, gamma interferon, and IL-6 genes were expressed less in all groups of… CONTINUE READING