Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor-173GC Variant Might Increase the Risk of Behcet's Disease


NURSAL A. F. , YİĞİT S., TURAL E., KALKAN G., TÜMER M. K. , TEKCAN A.

MEDICAL PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE, cilt.27, ss.285-289, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 27 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1159/000489340
  • Dergi Adı: MEDICAL PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.285-289

Özet

Objective: The aim of the present study was to investigate any possible association between the macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) -173GC variant and Behcet's disease (BD) in a group of Turkish patients. Subjects and Methods: A total of 111 patients with BD and 100 healthy controls were enrolled in this study. Genomic DNA was extracted from peripheral lymphocytes. The MIF -173GC variant was genotyped using polymerase chain reaction restriction fragment length polymorphism. The allele and genotype frequencies of patients and controls were compared using the chi(2) test. Results: A statistically significant difference in the distribution of the genotype was observed between BD patients and healthy controls. The homo-genotype CC was more prevalent in the patient group compared to the control group (p = 0.008, OR: 0.24, 95% CI: 0.05-0.78). A significant association was observed when the patients were compared with the controls according to GG + GC versus CC genotypes (p = 0.003, OR: 1.21, 95% CI: 0.06-0.063). Allele frequencies of the MIF -173GC variant did not show any statistically significant difference between patients and controls. Conclusion: In this study, we conclude that the CC genotype of the MIF -173GC variant may be a risk factor in the pathogenesis of BD in the Turkish population. However, further studies with larger samples are needed to address the exact role of this variant in BD. (C) 2018 The Author(s) Published by S. Karger AG, Basel