Association between interleukin-17 gene polymorphisms and the risk of laryngeal cancer in a Chinese population.
Interleukin-17 enhances the removal of respiratory syncytial virus in mice by promoting neutrophil migration and reducing interferon-gamma expression
The aim of this study was to observe the effect of interleukin (IL)-17 on early immune response and inflammation in the lungs of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)-infected mice. Specific pathogen-free BALB/c mice were randomly assigned to control, RSV-infected, RSV-infected with phosphate-buffered saline, and RSV-infected + IL-17 intervention groups. The RSV infection model was set up by nasal mucosa immunization. The intervention group was provided with restructured IL-17 (intranasal).
Influence of plasma exchange on transplantation related immune function in patients with liver failure
This study aimed to evaluate the influence of plasma exchange (PE) treatment of patients with liver failure on the patient’s immune function, including peripheral blood T lymphocytes and cytokines. Patients accepting PE for liver failure from October 2011 to February 2012 were included prospectively in the research group. Peripheral blood samples were collected at set time points. The percentages of T lymphocyte subtypes were detected by flow cytometry using different fluorescence labels including CD3-FITC, CD4-PerCP, CD8-PE, CD25-FITC, and Foxp3-PE.
Influence of interleukin-17 gene polymorphisms on the development of pulmonary tuberculosis
We conducted a case-control study in a Chinese population to examine the correlations between interleukin (IL)-17 gene polymorphisms and tuberculosis (TB) development. The study population included 336 TB subjects and 351 control subjects who were enrolled between June 2012 and June 2014. Genotyping analyses of IL-17A rs2275913 and rs3748067 and IL-17F rs763780 were analyzed using polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length of polymorphism.