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Effect of cytotoxic T lymphocyte-associated molecule 4 1661 gene polymorphism on its expression and transcription in ulcerative colitis.
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PMID:  21091900     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
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OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to investigate the expression of cytotoxic T lymphocyte-associated molecule 4 (CTLA-4) in ulcerative colitis (UC) and to evaluate the effect of CTLA-4 gene -1661A/G polymorphism on CTLA-4 expression and transcription.
METHODS: A total of 20 UC patients and 22 healthy controls matched by age and sex were enrolled at Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University in central China. The CTLA-4 -1661A/G polymorphism was genotyped by the polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism method. A Western blot analysis was performed to determine the full length CTLA-4 (flCTLA-4) protein expression in the peripheral blood of the UC patients. Serum-soluble CTLA-4 (sCTLA-4) levels were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. CTLA-4-1661G mutant promoter transcription function was analyzed by site-directed PCR-based mutagenesis.
RESULTS: CTLA-4 protein expression on CD4(+) T cells in UC patients was lower than that in the healthy controls (P < 0.001) while serum sCTLA-4 in the UC patients was significantly higher than that in the healthy controls (P < 0.001). No correlation was found between flCTLA-4 and sCTLA-4 expression levels and the -1661 A/G polymorphism of the CTLA-4 gene. Meanwhile, CTLA-4 -1661 allele A had no significant impact on the promoter activity compared with allele G (P > 0.05).
CONCLUSION: CTLA-4 expressions were aberrant in UC patients compared with the healthy controls. CTLA-4 -1661A/G polymorphism had no significant impact on CTLA-4 expression and transcription in the peripheral CD4 T cells of UC patients.
Authors:
Ting Jiang; Liu Qing Ge; Zhi Tao Chen; Chun Li; Feng Zhou; Yan Luo; Bing Xia
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of digestive diseases     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1751-2980     ISO Abbreviation:  J Dig Dis     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101302699     Medline TA:  J Dig Dis     Country:  Australia    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  369-75     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
© 2010 Chinese Medical Association Shanghai Branch, Chinese Society of Gastroenterology, Renji Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine and Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.
Affiliation:
Department of Gastroenterology, Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.
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