Interleukin-8 but not interleukin-6 variant may affect susceptibility to brucellosis.

@article{Asaei2013Interleukin8BN,
  title={Interleukin-8 but not interleukin-6 variant may affect susceptibility to brucellosis.},
  author={Sadaf Asaei and Manoochehr Rasouli and Ali Moravej},
  journal={Iranian journal of immunology : IJI},
  year={2013},
  volume={10 3},
  pages={158-66}
}
BACKGROUND Increased levels of interleukin-8 (IL-8) and interleukin-6 (IL-6) in acute human brucellosis have been reported. Previous studies have shown that the production and level of IL-6 and IL-8 cytokines are associated with the polymorphism of the encoding genes. OBJECTIVE To investigate the probable association between IL-6 (-174 C/G) and IL-8 (-251 A/T) gene polymorphisms and susceptibility/resistance to brucellosis. METHODS The patient group included 196 patients suffering from… CONTINUE READING

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