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Polymorphisms of STAT6 and specific serum IgE levels in patients with penicillin allergy.
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PMID:  22578203     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Objective: Signal transducer and activator of transcription (STAT) 6 signaling pathway is required for mediating the biologic functions of interleukin (IL)-4 which is proved to play an important role in the pathogenesis of allergic diseases and the induction of specific immunoglobulin (Ig) E synthesis. The current studies are conducted to evaluate the relationship between polymorphisms of STAT6, specific IgE and penicillin allergy. Materials and methods: In 242 patients with penicillin allergy and 220 controls, polymorphisms of STAT6 in2SNP3 and 3′UTRSNP3 were genotyped by polymerase chain reaction- restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP). Eight kinds of specific IgE to penicillins were detected with radioallergosorbent test (RAST). Results: For STAT6 in2SNP3, the frequency of the CC genotype was significantly higher in all patients than in controls (60 vs. 47%, p = 0.005). A similar result was observed between patients of the urticaria group and controls (70 vs. 47%, p = 0.005). With respect to allele frequency, the C-allele occurred more frequently in all patients and in the urticaria group than in controls (78 vs. 69%, p = 0.002; 83 vs. 69%, p = 0.007). Conclusions: Our finding suggests that STAT6 in2SNP3 is associated with penicillin allergy, but has no effect on the specific IgE levels of patients with penicillin allergy.
Chen-Zheng Huang; Dan Zou; Jing Yang; Hai-Ling Qiao
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-5-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of clinical pharmacology and therapeutics     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0946-1965     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 May 
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Created Date:  2012-5-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9423309     Medline TA:  Int J Clin Pharmacol Ther     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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