Human Leukocyte Antigen Class I and Class II Polymorphisms and Serum Cytokine Profiles in Cervical Cancer
AbstractOnly a small proportion of women who are exposed to infection with high-risk human papillomavirus (HR-HPV) progress to persistent infection and develop cervical cancer (CC). The immune response and genetic background of the host may affect the risk of progression from a HR-HPV infection to lesions and cancer. However, to our knowledge, no studies has been conducted to evaluate the relationship between variability of human leukocyte antigens (HLA) genes and serum cytokine expression in this pathology. In the current study, we examined the associations of HLA alleles and haplotypes including Class I (HLA-A, -B and -C) and II (HLA-DRB1, -DQA1 and -DQB1) with serum levels of cytokines interleukin (IL)-6, tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), IL-10 and IL-17 as well as risks of HPV infections, lesions and CC among admixed Brazilian women. HLA polymorphisms were associated with an increased risk or protection from HPV, lesions and CC. Additionally, we demonstrated a potential association of a HLA class I haplotype (HLA-B*14-C*08) with higher IL-10 cytokine serum levels in cervical disease, suggesting an association between HLA class I and specific cytokines in cervical carcinogenesis. However, larger studies with detailed HPV types coupled with genetic data are needed to further evaluate the effects of HLA and CC by HPV genotype. View Full-Text
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Bahls, L.; Yamakawa, R.; Zanão, K.; Alfieri, D.; Flauzino, T.; Delongui, F.; de Abreu, A.; Souza, R.; Gimenes, F.; Reiche, E.; Borelli, S.; Consolaro, M. Human Leukocyte Antigen Class I and Class II Polymorphisms and Serum Cytokine Profiles in Cervical Cancer. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2017, 18, 1478.
Bahls L, Yamakawa R, Zanão K, Alfieri D, Flauzino T, Delongui F, de Abreu A, Souza R, Gimenes F, Reiche E, Borelli S, Consolaro M. Human Leukocyte Antigen Class I and Class II Polymorphisms and Serum Cytokine Profiles in Cervical Cancer. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2017; 18(9):1478.Chicago/Turabian Style
Bahls, Larissa; Yamakawa, Roger; Zanão, Karina; Alfieri, Daniela; Flauzino, Tamires; Delongui, Francieli; de Abreu, André; Souza, Raquel; Gimenes, Fabrícia; Reiche, Edna; Borelli, Sueli; Consolaro, Marcia. 2017. "Human Leukocyte Antigen Class I and Class II Polymorphisms and Serum Cytokine Profiles in Cervical Cancer." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 18, no. 9: 1478.
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