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Evaluation of gene expression levels for cytokines in ocular toxoplasmosis

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Maia, M. M. ; Meira-Strejevitch, C. S. ; Pereira-Chioccola, V. L. ; de Hippolito, D. D. C. ; Silva, V. O. ; Brandao de Mattos, C. C. ; Frederico, F. B. ; Siqueira, R. C. ; de Mattos, L. C. ; Grp, FAMERP IAL Toxoplasma Res
Total Authors: 10
Document type: Journal article
Source: PARASITE IMMUNOLOGY; v. 39, n. 10 OCT 2017.
Web of Science Citations: 5

This study evaluated levels for mRNA expression of 7 cytokines in ocular toxoplasmosis. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) of patients with ocular toxoplasmosis (OT Group, n=23) and chronic toxoplasmosis individuals (CHR Group, n=9) were isolated and stimulated in vitro with T. gondii antigen. Negative controls (NC) were constituted of 7 PBMC samples from individuals seronegative for toxoplasmosis. mRNA expression for cytokines was determined by qPCR. Results showed a significant increase in mRNA levels from antigen stimulated PBMCs derived from OT Group for expressing IL-6 (at P<.005 and P<.0005 for CHR and NC groups, respectively), IL-10 (at P<.0005 and P<.005 for CHR and NC groups, respectively) and TGF- (at P<.005) for NC group. mRNA levels for TNF- and IL-12 were also upregulated in patients with OT compared to CHR and NC individuals, although without statistical significance. Additionally, mRNA levels for IL-27 and IFN- in PBMC of patients with OT were upregulated in comparison with NC individuals. Differences between OT and NC groups were statistically significant at P<.05 and P<.0005, respectively. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/15879-8 - Toxoplasma gondii infection: serological and molecular characterization in patients attended in public health service (SUS)
Grantee:Fernando Henrique Antunes Murata
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master
FAPESP's process: 15/04803-6 - Cytokine expression in the modulation of cutaneous leishmaniasis and its interaction with clinical, epidemiological and laboratory findings
Grantee:Daise Damaris Carnietto de Hippólito
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master
FAPESP's process: 13/10050-5 - Serological, molecular and images in patients with active lesions or acute relapse of ocular infection by Toxoplasma gondii: a study follow-up
Grantee:Mariana Previato
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
FAPESP's process: 13/25650-8 - Class II HLA genes (DRB1 and DQB1) as risck factors for ocular toxoplasmosis
Grantee:Luiz Carlos de Mattos
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 14/09496-1 - New diagnostic strategies employed in symptomatic toxoplasmosis
Grantee:Vera Lúcia Pereira Chioccola
Support type: Regular Research Grants