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IL17RA variations showed no associations with post-bronchiolitis asthma or lung function

Julkaisun tekijät: Lauhkonen E, Holster A, Teräsjärvi J, Nuolivirta K, He QS, Korppi M

Kustantaja: Wiley

Julkaisuvuosi: 2020

Journal: Pediatrics International

Tietokannassa oleva lehden nimi: PEDIATRICS INTERNATIONAL

Lehden akronyymi: PEDIATR INT

Volyymi: 63

Julkaisunumero: 2

Sivujen määrä: 6

ISSN: 1328-8067


Background Interleukin-17A (IL-17A) and IL-17F are involved in the pathogenesis of asthma and allergy. Interleukin-17 receptor A (IL-17RA), encoded by the IL17RA gene, is a common receptor for IL-17A and IL-17F. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the association of IL17RA gene variations with asthma, allergy, and lung function at school age in children prospectively followed up after hospitalization for bronchiolitis in early infancy.Methods Data on IL17RA rs4819553, rs4819554, and rs4819558 polymorphisms and clinical outcomes, including asthma and allergic rhinitis, were available for 145 former bronchiolitis patients at 5-7 years and for 125 at 11-13 years of age. One hundred children underwent impulse oscillometry at 5-7 years and 84 underwent flow-volume spirometry at 11-13 years of age. The IL17RA rs4819553, rs4819554 and rs4819558 were completely co-segregating in Finnish children in our previous studies.Results The distributions of the studied IL17RA wild versus variant genotypes and major versus minor allele frequencies did not differ between bronchiolitis cases and population controls. These variations showed no significant association with asthma or allergic rhinitis nor with lung function reduction at 5-7 or 11-13 years of ages. Only 5.6% to 6.4% of the variations were homozygous.Conclusions The IL17RA gene variations that were studied showed no association with susceptibility to severe bronchiolitis in infancy, nor with post-bronchiolitis asthma or lung function at school age. Future studies should evaluate other IL17RA polymorphisms and include more cases, and especially cases with homozygous variations.

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