Lack of Association between Interleukin-8 Gene +781 C/T Polymorphism and Henoch-Schönlein Purpura in Childhood

Hui Xu, Yan-Xiang Pan, Junfeng Zhang, Yujie Liu, Jian-Hua Mao, Wei Li
2016 Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology  
Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP), a common allergic hemorrhagic disease, occurs frequently in children affecting kidney, joint and skin. While interleukin-8 (IL-8) plays an important role in inflammation, the association between IL-8 gene +781 C/T polymorphism and HSP remains unclear. Interleukin-8, an important chemokine related to the initiation and amplification of acute inflammatory responses, has been reported to be involved in the pathogenesis of some autoimmune and inflammatory diseases.
more » ... mmatory diseases. In this study, we aimed to investigate whether IL-8 gene +781 C/T (rs2227306) polymorphism has an influence on susceptibility and clinical manifestations of patients to HSP. This hospital-based case-control study comprised 192 patients with HSP and 202 healthy controls. The genotypes of IL-8 gene +781 C/T polymorphism were identified using PCR-TaqMan method. All genotype frequencies of both groups (patients and controls) conformed to the Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium. No significant differences in allele or genotype frequencies of IL-8 gene +781 C/T polymorphism were observed between patients with HSP and controls (p=0.98, χ2=0.000 and p=0.49, χ2=1.432, respectively). When patients were stratified for the presence of joint, gastrointestinal and renal manifestations, genotype frequencies of IL-8 gene polymorphism were found no statistically significant differences (p>0.05). Our findings do not support that IL-8 gene +781 C/T polymorphism has an effect on the susceptibility to HSP in Chinese children.
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