CCR5, MCP-1 AND VDR GENE POLYMORPHISMS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH THE SUSCEPTIBILITY TO HBV INFECTION

Hepatitis Monthly

Volume 17 - Number Suppl.1

Article Type: Original Article
Abstract: Background and aim: Genetic variants of chemokine and regulatory cytokines play functional roles in chronic HBV infection. The objective of the study, was to evaluate the association between the CCR5D32, CCR5-2459A/G, MCP-1-2518A/G, VDR-APa1A/C, VDRTaq1T/C SNPs and HBV susceptibility, in a sample of Iranian.
Methods:The CCR5D32, CCR5-2459A/G, MCP1- 2518A/G, VDR-APa1A/C, VDR-Taq1T/C polymorphisms were analyzed by polymerase chain reaction and PCR-RFLP using 100 chronic HBV infected (HBV) patients, 40 spontaneously recovered HBV (SR) subjects and 100 healthy controls (C). Also, serum levels of protein were monitored.
Results: The study showed that the existence of CCR5-2459A, MCP1-2518G and VDR-CC alleles significantly increased risk of chronic HBV infection. In addition, WtAGCC haplotype had a higher frequency in HBV patients than C and SR groups and might relate to the natural history of the infection.Statistical analysis indicated positive correlations between CCR5- 2459A/G, MCPl-2518A/G, VDR-APa1A/C, VDR-Taq1T/C genotypes and serum levels of the CCR5, MCP-1 and VDR in HBV patients.
Conclusions: according to the statistical analysis, significant associations with susceptibility to chronic HBV infection was observed with CCR5-2459A/G, MCP1-2518A/G, VDR-APa1A/C, VDR-Taq1T/C polymorphisms. In addition, no association of the CCR5D32 SNP with the disease was found.
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