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Association of interleukin-12 polymorphisms and serum IL-12p40 levels with osteosarcoma risk

Wang, Junli, Nong, Legen, Wei, Yesheng, Qin, Shanyu, Zhou, You ORCID: and Tang, Yujin 2013. Association of interleukin-12 polymorphisms and serum IL-12p40 levels with osteosarcoma risk. DNA and Cell Biology 32 (10) , pp. 605-610. 10.1089/dna.2013.2098

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No previous studies reported the association of IL-12 polymorphisms with osteosarcoma. We aimed to investigate the association in a Chinese population. IL-12A rs568408, rs2243115, and IL-12B rs3212227 polymorphisms were evaluated in a case–control study of 106 osteosarcoma patients and 210 health controls by using polymerase chain reaction–restriction fragment length polymorphism. Serum IL-12p40 levels were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. The serum IL-12p40 levels were significantly higher in controls than those in osteosarcoma patients (p<0.01). Genotypes of rs568408 GA and GA/AA, and rs3212227 CC and AC/CC were associated with the risk of osteosarcoma (rs568408 GA: odds ratios [OR]=1.86, 95% confidence intervals [CI]=1.11–3.12; GA/AA: OR=1.75, 95% CI=1.06–2.89, and rs3212227 CC: OR=2.70, 95% CI=1.38–5.28; CC/AC: OR=1.73, 95% CI=1.03–2.90). Moreover, rs3212227 CC/AC genotypes were significantly associated with decreased serum IL-12p40 levels in osteosarcoma patients compared to AA genotypes (p=0.035). Stratification analysis showed no associations between rs3212227 variant and the patients' gender, tumor location, and metastasis. Our data suggest that the serum IL-12p40 levels associate with the risk of osteosarcoma and are regulated by IL-12B rs3212227 polymorphism. The IL-12A rs568408 and IL-12B rs3212227 may confer the susceptibility to osteosarcoma risk.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Systems Immunity Research Institute (SIURI)
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Publisher: Liebert
ISSN: 1044-5498
Date of Acceptance: 13 July 2013
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2022 09:59

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