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IL 10 gene -1082 G/A shows an associatoin with rheumatoid arthritis patients of South Indian Population


Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a systemic, chronic and inflammatory joint disease of unknown etiology with genetic predisposition. This disease is three times more frequent in women than men and is strongly associated with the circulating auto-antibodies like rheumatoid factor (RF) and anti cyclic peptide antibody (ACPA). The cytokine network dysfunction plays a vital role in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis. The purpose of the study was to understand the autoantibody specificities and its association with Disease activity score Interleukin 10(-819 T/C, -592 A/C & -1082 G/A) promoter polymorphisms in rheumatoid arthritis patients of South Indian population.

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According to ACR criteria 1987, 168 rheumatoid arthritis patients and 244 controls groups were selected as study population. Genotyping of IL-10 promoter regions -819T/C and -592 A/C were performed by PCR- Direct sequencing and -1082 G/A promoter polymorphism by PCR- RFLP method.


The results show that -1082 G/A promoter region shows a significant association with rheumatoid arthritis patients in South Indian population (genotypic p = 2 x 10-4 & allelic p = 2 x 10-5). The disease activity score were positively correlated with rheumatoid factor of RA patients (p = 4 x 10-2).


The study concludes that the allele G of -1082 promoter region predisposes susceptibility to Rheumatoid Arthritis. We also found a strong association of positive rheumatoid factor with the disease phenotype in RA patients.

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Priya, E.K., Banerjee, M., Rajesh, S. et al. IL 10 gene -1082 G/A shows an associatoin with rheumatoid arthritis patients of South Indian Population. Mol Cytogenet 7 (Suppl 1), P114 (2014).

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  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Promoter Region
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Patient
  • Rheumatoid Factor
  • Joint Disease