May TLR4 Asp299Gly and IL17 His161Arg polymorphism be associated with progression of primary measles infection to subacute sclerosing panencephalitis?


Karakas-Celik S., Piskin I. E. , Keni M. F. , Calik M., Iscan A. , Dursun A.

GENE, vol.547, no.2, pp.186-190, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 547 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.gene.2014.03.056
  • Title of Journal : GENE
  • Page Numbers: pp.186-190

Abstract

SSPE is a progressive neurological disorder of children. Only some of the children who are infected with measles virus develop SSPE, which supports individual variation. TLR-2 and TLR-4 play an important role in innate immunity by recognizing envelope proteins of MV. Another important cytokine that plays an important role in orchestrating innate immune function is IL-17. The purpose of our study is to elucidate whether the TLR2, TLR4, IL17F and IL17A gene polymorphisms are susceptibility genes for the development of SSPE.