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Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31033198

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OBJECTIVE: to compare the accuracy of Birmingham Vasculitis score (BVAS) v.3, and Five Factors Score (FFS) v.1996 and v.2009, to assess survival in ANCA-associated Vasculitis (AAV). METHODS: 550 patients with AAV (41.1% GPA, 37.3% MPA, 21.6% EGPA) diagnosed between 1990-2016 were analyzed. ROC curves and multivariable Cox analysis were used to assess the relationships between the outcome and the different scores. RESULTS: Overall mortality was 33.1%. The mean BVAS at diagnosis was 17.96±7.82, and was significantly higher in non-survivors than in survivors (20.0±8.14 vs. 16.95±7.47, p<0.001). The mean 1996FFS and 2009FFS were 0.81±0.94 and 1.47±1.16, respectively, and were significantly higher in non-survivors than in survivors (1.17±1.07 vs. 0.63±0.81, p<0.001; 2.13±1.09 vs. 1.15±1.05, p<0.001). Mortality rates increased accordingly to the different 1996FFS and 2009FFS categories. In multivariate analysis BVAS, 1996FFS and 2009FFS were significantly related to death (p=0.007, p=0.020, p<0.001), but the stronger predictor was the 2009FFS (HR 2.9, 2.4-3.6). When the accuracy of BVAS, 1996FFS and 2009FFS to predict survival was compared in the global cohort, ROC analysis yielded AUC values of 0.60, 0.65 and 0.74, respectively, indicating that 2009FFS had the best performance. Similar results were obtained when comparing these scores in patients diagnosed before and after 2001, and assessing the 1-year, 5-years and long-term mortality. Correlation among BVAS and 1996FFS was modest (r=0.49, p<0.001), but higher than between BVAS and 2009FFS (r=0.28, p<0.001). CONCLUSION: BVAS and FFS are useful to predict survival in AAV, but 2009FFS has the best prognostic accuracy at any point of the disease course. SIGNIFICANCE AND INNOVATION: This is the first study comparing the BVAS, 1996FFS and 2009FFS accuracy to assess survival in patients with AAV, and the first to validate 2009FFS in these patients. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

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Sci Rep ; 9(1): 2777, 2019 Feb 26.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30808881

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Behçet's disease (BD) is an immune-mediated systemic disorder with a well-established genetic base. In a previous study, using a next generation sequencing approach, we found many rare variants and some functional polymorphisms in genes related to autoinflammatory syndromes (AID): CECR1, MEFV, MVK, NLRP3, NOD2, PSTPIP1 and TNFRSF1A in our BD cohort. Our strategy did not allow us to establish either number of patients with variants, proportion of individuals accumulating them or relationship with other genetic factors. With the goal to answer these questions, the individual samples were sequenced. Additionally, three functional polymorphisms: NLRP3 p.Gln703Lys, NOD2 p.Arg702Trp and p.Val955Ile were genotyped using TaqMan assays. A total of 98 patients (27.6%) carried at least one rare variant and 13 of them (3.7%) accumulated two or three. Functional regression model analysis suggests epistatic interaction between B51 and MEFV (P = 0.003). A suggestive protective association of the minor allele of NOD2 p.Arg702Trp (P = 0.01) was found in both, B51 positive and negative individuals. Therefore, a high percentage of patients with BD have rare variants in AID genes. Our results suggest that the association of MEFV with BD could be modulated by the HLA molecules; whereas the protective effect of NOD2 p.Arg702Trp would be independent of HLA.

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Clin Exp Rheumatol ; 36 Suppl 112(3): 121-129, 2018 May-Jun.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30156546

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OBJECTIVES: To analyse the clinical features and outcomes of patients presenting with life-threatening systemic disease in a large cohort of Spanish patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome (SS). METHODS: The GEAS-SS multicentre registry was formed in 2005 with the aim of collecting a large series of Spanish patients with primary SS, and included more than 20 Spanish reference centres with substantial experience in the management of SS patients. By January 2018, the database included 1580 consecutive patients fulfilling the 2002 classification criteria for primary SS. Severe, life-threatening systemic disease was defined as an activity level scored as "high" in at least one ESSDAI domain. RESULTS: Among 1580 patients, 208 (13%) were classified as presenting a severe, potentially life-threatening systemic disease: 193 presented one ESSDAI domain classified as high, 14 presented two high scored domains and only one presented three high activity domains. The ESSDAI domains involved consisted of lymphadenopathy in 78 (37%) cases, CNS in 28 (13%), PNS in 25 (12%), pulmonary in 25 (12%), renal in 21 (10%), cutaneous in 19 (9%), articular in 18 (9%), haematological in 7 (3%) and muscular in 4 (2%). Patients with severe systemic disease were more frequently men (p=0.001) and had a higher frequency of anaemia (p<0.001), lymphopenia (p<0.001), rheumatoid factor (p=0.021), low C3 levels (p=0.015), low C4 levels (p<0.001) and cryoglobulins (p<0.001). From a therapeutic point of view, systemic patients received more frequently glucocorticoids (p<0.001), immunosuppressants (p<0.001), intravenous immunoglobulins (p=0.008) and rituximab (p<0.001). We found an overall mortality rate of 20% in severe systemic patients, a rate that reached to 33% in patients presenting two or more high systemic involvements; these patients had a higher frequency of low C4 levels (p=0.012) and cryoglobulins (p=0.001) in comparison with those with a single severe organ involved. CONCLUSIONS: 13% of patients with primary SS develop a potentially life-threatening systemic disease (mainly lymphoma, but also severe internal organ involvements including nervous system, the lungs and the kidneys). This subset of patients requires intensive therapeutic management with a mortality rate of nearly 20% of cases.


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Síndrome de Sjogren/epidemiologia , Adulto , Idoso , Técnicas de Apoio para a Decisão , Progressão da Doença , Feminino , Glucocorticoides/uso terapêutico , Humanos , Imunossupressores/uso terapêutico , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Fenótipo , Valor Preditivo dos Testes , Sistema de Registros , Medição de Risco , Fatores de Risco , Índice de Gravidade de Doença , Síndrome de Sjogren/diagnóstico , Síndrome de Sjogren/mortalidade , Síndrome de Sjogren/terapia , Espanha/epidemiologia , Resultado do Tratamento
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Sci Rep ; 7(1): 8453, 2017 Aug 16.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-28814775

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Behçet's disease (BD) is an immune-mediated systemic disorder with a well-established association with HLA class I and other genes. BD has clinical overlap with many autoinflammatory diseases (AIDs). The aim of this study was to investigate the role of rare variants in seven genes involved in AIDs: CECR1, MEFV, MVK, NLRP3, NOD2, PSTPIP1 and TNFRSF1A using a next generation sequencing (NGS) approach in 355 BD patients. To check global association of each gene, 4 tests: SKAT, CollapseBt, C(α) and weighted KBAC were used. Databases: 1000 Genomes Project Phase 3, Infevers, HGMD and ClinVar and algorithms: PolyPhen2 and SIFT were consulted to collect information of the 62 variants found. All the genes resulted associated using SKAT but only 3 (MVK, NOD2 and PSTPIP1) with C(α) and weighted KBAC. When all the genes are considered, 40 variants were associated to AIDs in clinical databases and 25 were predicted as pathogenic at least by one of the algorithms. Including only MVK, NOD2 and PSTPIP1, the associated to AIDs variants found in BD were 20 and the predicted as pathogenic, 12. The maxima contribution corresponds to NOD2. This study supports influence of rare variants in genes involved in AIDs in the pathogenesis of BD.

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J Hematol Oncol ; 10(1): 90, 2017 04 17.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-28416003

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BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study is to characterize the risk of cancer in a large cohort of patients with primary Sjögren syndrome (SjS). METHODS: We had analyzed the development of cancer in 1300 consecutive patients fulfilling the 2002 SjS classification criteria. The baseline clinical and immunological characteristics and systemic activity (ESSDAI scores) were assessed at diagnosis as predictors of cancer using Cox proportional hazards regression analysis adjusted for age at diagnosis and gender. The sex-and age-specific standardized incidence ratios (SIR) of cancer were estimated from 2012 Spanish mortality data. RESULTS: After a mean follow-up of 91 months, 127 (9.8%) patients developed 133 cancers. The most frequent type of cancer was B-cell lymphoma (including 27 MALT and 19 non-MALT B-cell lymphomas). Systemic activity at diagnosis of primary SjS correlated with the risk of hematological neoplasia and cryoglobulins with a high risk of either B-cell or non-B-cell lymphoma subtypes. Patients with cytopenias had a high risk of non-MALT B-cell and non-B-cell cancer, while those with low C3 levels had a high risk of MALT lymphomas and those with monoclonal gammopathy and low C4 levels had a high risk of non-MALT lymphomas. The estimated SIR for solid cancer was 1.13 and 11.02 for hematological cancer. SIRs for specific cancers were 36.17 for multiple myeloma and immunoproliferative diseases, 19.41 for Hodgkin lymphoma, 6.04 for other non-Hodgkin lymphomas, 5.17 for thyroid cancer, 4.81 for cancers of the lip and oral cavity, and 2.53 for stomach cancer. CONCLUSIONS: One third of cancers developed by patients with primary SjS are B-cell lymphomas. The prognostic factors identified at SjS diagnosis differed according to the subtype of B-cell lymphoma developed. Primary SjS is also associated with the development of some non-hematological cancers (thyroid, oral cavity, and stomach).


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Neoplasias/etiologia , Síndrome de Sjogren/complicações , Adulto , Idoso , Estudos de Coortes , Bases de Dados Factuais , Feminino , Neoplasias Hematológicas/etiologia , Humanos , Incidência , Linfoma de Células B/etiologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Prognóstico , Modelos de Riscos Proporcionais , Medição de Risco
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 96(8): e6083, 2017 Feb.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-28225490

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The aim of this study was to describe the clinical characteristics of ANCA-associated vasculitides (AAV) at presentation, in a wide cohort of Spanish patients, and to analyze the impact of the vasculitis type, ANCA specificity, prognostic factors, and treatments administered at diagnosis, in the outcome.A total of 450 patients diagnosed between January 1990 and January 2014 in 20 Hospitals from Spain were included. Altogether, 40.9% had granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA), 37.1% microscopic polyangiitis (MPA), and 22% eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA). The mean age at diagnosis was 55.6 ±â€Š17.3 years, patients with MPA being significantly older (P < 0.001). Fever, arthralgia, weight loss, respiratory, and ear-nose-throat (ENT) symptoms, were the most common at disease onset. ANCAs tested positive in 86.4% of cases: 36.2% C-ANCA-PR3 and 50.2% P-ANCA-MPO. P-ANCA-MPO was significantly associated with an increased risk for renal disease (OR 2.6, P < 0.001) and alveolar hemorrhage (OR 2, P = 0.010), while C-ANCA-PR3 was significantly associated with an increased risk for ENT (OR 3.4, P < 0.001) and ocular involvement (OR 2.3, P = 0.002). All patients received corticosteroids (CS) and 74.9% cyclophosphamide (CYC). The median follow-up was 82 months (IQR 100.4). Over this period 39.9% of patients suffered bacterial infections and 14.6% opportunistic infections, both being most prevalent in patients with high-cumulated doses of CYC and CS (P < 0.001). Relapses were recorded in 36.4% of cases with a mean rate of 2.5 ±â€Š2.3, and were more frequent in patients with C-ANCA-PR3 (P = 0.012). The initial disease severity was significantly associated with mortality but not with the occurrence of relapses. One hundred twenty-nine (28.7%) patients (74 MPA, 41 GPA, 14 EGPA) died. The mean survival was 58 months (IQR 105) and was significantly lower for patients with MPA (P < 0.001). Factors independently related to death were renal involvement (P = 0.010), cardiac failure (P = 0.029) and age over 65 years old (P < 0.001) at disease onset, and bacterial infections (P < 0.001). An improved outcome with significant decrease in mortality and treatment-related morbidity was observed in patients diagnosed after 2000, and was related to the implementation of less toxic regimens adapted to the disease activity and stage, and a drastic reduction in the cumulated CYC and CS dose.


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Vasculite Associada a Anticorpo Anticitoplasma de Neutrófilos/tratamento farmacológico , Vasculite Associada a Anticorpo Anticitoplasma de Neutrófilos/mortalidade , Anticorpos Anticitoplasma de Neutrófilos/metabolismo , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Vasculite Associada a Anticorpo Anticitoplasma de Neutrófilos/fisiopatologia , Comorbidade , Feminino , Seguimentos , Humanos , Estudos Longitudinais , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Prevalência , Recidiva , Estudos Retrospectivos , Espanha/epidemiologia , Fatores de Tempo , Resultado do Tratamento , Adulto Jovem
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PLoS One ; 11(8): e0161305, 2016.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-27548383

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Behcet's disease (BD) is an immuno-mediated vasculitis in which knowledge of its etiology and genetic basis is limited. To improve the current knowledge, a genetic analysis performed with the Immunochip platform was carried out in a population from Spain. A discovery cohort comprising 278 BD cases and 1,517 unaffected controls were genotyped using the Immunochip platform. The validation step was performed on an independent replication cohort composed of 130 BD cases and 600 additional controls. The strongest association signals were observed in the HLA class I region, being HLA-B*51 the highest peak (overall P = 6.82E-32, OR = 3.82). A step-wise conditional logistic regression with classical alleles identified HLA-B*57 and HLA-A*03 as additional independent markers. The amino acid model that best explained the association, includes the position 97 of the HLA-B molecule and the position 66 of the HLA-A. Among the non-HLA loci, the most significant in the discovery analysis were: IL23R (rs10889664: P = 3.81E-12, OR = 2.00), the JRKL/CNTN5 region (rs2848479: P = 5.00E-08, OR = 1.68) and IL12A (rs1874886: P = 6.67E-08, OR = 1.72), which were confirmed in the validation phase (JRKL/CNTN5 rs2848479: P = 3.29E-10, OR = 1.66; IL12A rs1874886: P = 1.62E-08, OR = 1.61). Our results confirm HLA-B*51 as a primary-association marker in predisposition to BD and suggest additional independent signals within the class I region, specifically in the genes HLA-A and HLA-B. Regarding the non-HLA genes, in addition to IL-23R, previously reported in our population; IL12A, described in other populations, was found to be a BD susceptibility factor also in Spaniards; finally, a new associated locus was found in the JRKL/CNTN5 region.


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Síndrome de Behçet/genética , Contactinas/genética , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Antígeno HLA-B51/genética , Subunidade p35 da Interleucina-12/genética , Receptores de Interleucina/genética , Alelos , Síndrome de Behçet/imunologia , Síndrome de Behçet/patologia , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Contactinas/imunologia , Frequência do Gene , Loci Gênicos , Antígeno HLA-A3/genética , Antígeno HLA-A3/imunologia , Antígenos HLA-B/genética , Antígenos HLA-B/imunologia , Antígeno HLA-B51/imunologia , Humanos , Imunoensaio , Subunidade p35 da Interleucina-12/imunologia , Modelos Logísticos , Análise em Microsséries , Modelos Moleculares , Receptores de Interleucina/imunologia , Espanha
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Clin Exp Rheumatol ; 34(6 Suppl 102): S41-S45, 2016 Sep-Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-27050764

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OBJECTIVES: The functional variant R620W of the protein tyrosine phosphatase non receptor-22 (PTPN22) gene plays an important role in susceptibility to several immuno-mediated pathologies. Behçet's disease (BD) is a complex disease related to the immune system with a demonstrated genetic base. The HLA class I genes are the most important genetic factors in BD although other genes are also involved in the susceptibility to this disease. The PTPN22 has been proposed as a candidate gene in BD but this association has not been clearly demonstrated yet. The aim of this study was to assess the association of PTPN22 with BD. METHODS: A cohort composed of 404 Spanish BD patients and 1517 unrelated healthy individuals ethnically matched was genotyped in rs2476601 (R620W). Five tag SNPs: rs1217412, rs2476599, rs3789607, rs3765598 and rs1217419 (spanning a 57 Kb region between 3'UTR and 5'UTR) and rs2488457 (located at the promoter region) were also studied in order to perform a screening of the complete gene. Genotyping was performed using TaqMan® assays. The rs2476601 data were included in a meta-analysis together with those published till the date. The rest of SNPs were used in a case-control study. RESULTS: No evidence of the association of rs2476601 with BD in the meta-analysis (P = 0.504 in the model of alleles) was found. In the case-control study, no statistically significant differences were observed when comparing the distribution of variants in patients and controls. CONCLUSIONS: Our results do not support a major role of the PTPN22 gene in BD.


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Síndrome de Behçet/genética , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Proteína Tirosina Fosfatase não Receptora Tipo 22/genética , Síndrome de Behçet/diagnóstico , Síndrome de Behçet/enzimologia , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Distribuição de Qui-Quadrado , Feminino , Estudos de Associação Genética , Marcadores Genéticos , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Humanos , Masculino , Razão de Chances , Fenótipo , Regiões Promotoras Genéticas , Fatores de Risco , Espanha
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Clin Exp Rheumatol ; 33(6 Suppl 94): S117-22, 2015 Nov-Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-26486764

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OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the role of the TLR8, a mediator of innate inflammatory response, in susceptibility to two immune-mediated disorders characterised by dysregulation of the immune response, Crohn's and Behçet's diseases (CD and BD). METHODS: A total of 844 CD, 371 BD patients and 1385 controls were genotyped in 8 tag single nucleotide polymorphisms (tSNPs) in the locus TLR8 (chromosome X). All these tSNPs have a minor allele frequency greater than 0.05 in the Caucasian population. RESULTS: The rs2407992 and the rs5744067 were associated with susceptibility to BD and CD, respectively (OR=1.34, 95%CI=1.10-1.62, p=0.0025 and OR=0.82, 95%CI=0.68-0.99, p=0.045, respectively). Although after stratification by gender, statistically significant differences in the distribution of the aforementioned SNPs were only observed in the females groups (BD OR=1.31, 95%CI=1.06-1.64, p=0.012 and CD OR=0.84, 95%CI=0.72-0.98, p=0.044) the trend was similar among males. Since the rs5744067 and rs2407992 are located in the same linkage disequilibrium block, we performed a haplotypic analysis by combination of the tSNPs. One haplotype (H1) was identified as a protective factor in BD (OR=0.75, 95%CI=0.62-0.90, p=0.0027) and another (H2) as a protective factor in CD (OR=0.78, 95%CI=0.64-094, p=0.0102). No statistically significant differences in the mean of the levels of expression attributable to the haplotype variants were found in the in silico analysis performed. CONCLUSIONS: Our results suggest a relationship between the TLR8 and the susceptibility to CD and BD. Nevertheless, these differences could not be imputed to the levels of expression.


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Síndrome de Behçet/genética , Doença de Crohn/genética , Haplótipos , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Receptor 8 Toll-Like/genética , Adulto , Síndrome de Behçet/diagnóstico , Síndrome de Behçet/imunologia , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Distribuição de Qui-Quadrado , Simulação por Computador , Doença de Crohn/diagnóstico , Doença de Crohn/imunologia , Feminino , Frequência do Gene , Estudos de Associação Genética , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Humanos , Desequilíbrio de Ligação , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Razão de Chances , Fenótipo , Fatores de Proteção , Medição de Risco , Fatores de Risco , Fatores Sexuais , Espanha , Receptor 8 Toll-Like/imunologia , Adulto Jovem
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Clin Exp Rheumatol ; 33(6 Suppl 94): S96-100, 2015 Nov-Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-26393284

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OBJECTIVES: Behçet's disease (BD) is an immune-mediated and complex disease associated with HLA class I and other genes. The aim of this study was to contribute to a better understanding of the relationship of the 32-bp deletion in the CCR5 gene (CCR5Δ32) and this disease by conducting a case-control study in the Spanish population and also a meta-analysis including all the studies available to date. METHODS: A cohort composed of 348 BD Spanish patients and 477 unrelated healthy and ethnically matched individuals were genotyped in CCR5Δ32 using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and capillary electrophoresis with fluorescent detection. In the meta-analysis, data from a total of seven populations extracted from four previous studies along with data of the present study were included. RESULTS: Regarding the case-control study, no statistically significant differences were observed when the patient and control groups were compared (allelic model: 0.07 in patients vs. 0.06 in controls, p=0.303). In the meta-analysis, no evidence of association of the CCR5Δ32 polymorphism with BD was observed (pMH=0.091; OR=1.22; 95%CI 0.98 to 1.52 in the allelic model). CONCLUSIONS: The results of this meta-analysis discard a major role of the CCR5Δ32 polymorphism in BD.


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Síndrome de Behçet/genética , Receptores CCR5/genética , Adulto , Síndrome de Behçet/diagnóstico , Síndrome de Behçet/epidemiologia , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Distribuição de Qui-Quadrado , Feminino , Frequência do Gene , Estudos de Associação Genética , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Razão de Chances , Fenótipo , Medição de Risco , Fatores de Risco , Espanha
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Clin Exp Rheumatol ; 33(6 Suppl 94): S36-9, 2015 Nov-Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-26005883

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OBJECTIVES: Behçet's disease (BD) is an immune-mediated and complex disease which has been associated with HLA class I molecules although other genes such as IL23R and IL10 have also been involved in the susceptibility to BD. Recently, an association of variants of the JAK1 and TNFAIP3 genes with the disease has been reported in the Chinese Han population. The aim of the present work was to asses whether the association described in Asian populations is replicated in Europeans. METHODS: This study includes a total of 1155 Spanish subjects of European origin (372 BD and 783 unrelated healthy individuals). Patients were recruited from different hospitals and controls were collected in the same geographic regions and they matched with patients in age and gender. A total of five SNPs, two in the JAK1 gene: rs2780815 and rs310241 and the other three in the TNFAIP3: rs10499194, rs9494885 and rs610604, were included in this study. The genotyping of these SNPs was performed using a real time PCR system (TaqMan® SNP Genotyping Assays). RESULTS: No statistically significant differences were found when the patient and control groups were compared. The distribution of the risk alleles was similar in patients with and without eye manifestations and in patients with and without HLA-B*51. CONCLUSIONS: The association of variants of the genes JAK1 and the TNFAIP3 with BD which has been described in the Chinese population was not replicated in Europeans.


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Síndrome de Behçet/genética , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/genética , Grupo com Ancestrais do Continente Europeu/genética , Peptídeos e Proteínas de Sinalização Intracelular/genética , Janus Quinase 1/genética , Proteínas Nucleares/genética , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Adulto , Síndrome de Behçet/diagnóstico , Síndrome de Behçet/enzimologia , Síndrome de Behçet/etnologia , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Feminino , Frequência do Gene , Marcadores Genéticos , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Fenótipo , Fatores de Risco , Espanha/epidemiologia , Proteína 3 Induzida por Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa
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J Rheumatol ; 42(4): 695-701, 2015 Apr.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-25641891

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OBJECTIVE: Behçet disease (BD) is a multifactorial disease in which infectious agents have been proposed as triggers in genetically predisposed individuals. The aim of our study was to investigate the role of innate immunity receptors, specifically the nucleic acid sensors, in susceptibility to BD. METHODS: Seventy-four tag single nucleotide polymorphisms (tSNP) selected in 9 candidate genes (DDX58, IFIH1, TLR3, TLR7, TLR8, AIM2, IFI16, ZBP1, and TLR9) were genotyped in 371 patients and 854 controls. Assays of mRNA expression and allele-specific transcript quantification (ASTQ) were performed in 110 and 50 controls, respectively. RESULTS: Patients and controls were genotyped and 2 tSNP (rs6940 in IFI16 and rs855873 in AIM2) were associated with BD. To confirm this association, these tSNP were genotyped in 850 additional controls, and the total cohort was randomly divided into 2 cohorts. The association of these 2 tSNP with the disease remained in both cohorts. One haplotype (rs6940T-rs855873G) was identified as a risk factor (OR 1.41, 95% CI 1.06-1.86, p = 0.015), and another (rs6940A-rs855873A) as a protective factor (OR 0.65, 95% CI 0.47-0.90, p = 0.009). Samples with the risk haplotype had lower IFI16 expression levels than samples with the protective (0.99 ± 0.29 vs 1.23 ± 0.50, p = 0.022). Consistently, in the ASTQ assays performed with the nonsynonymous rs6940 SNP, the risk allele had lower IFI16 expression levels than the protective (p = 0.027). CONCLUSION: Our findings suggest association of IFI16, a cytosolic sensor of dsDNA and mediator of the AIM2 inflammasome-dependent pathway, in susceptibility to BD. Differences genetically determined in the levels of this molecule could be the cause of this association.


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Síndrome de Behçet/genética , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Proteínas Nucleares/genética , Fosfoproteínas/genética , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , RNA Mensageiro/genética , Adulto , Alelos , Feminino , Genótipo , Haplótipos , Humanos , Inflamassomos/genética , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Adulto Jovem
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PLoS One ; 9(7): e102100, 2014.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-25019531

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Behçet's disease (BD) is a multifactorial disorder associated with the HLA region. Recently, the ERAP1 gene has been proposed as a susceptibility locus with a recessive model and with epistatic interaction with HLA-B51. ERAP1 trims peptides in the endoplasmic reticulum to optimize their length for MHC-I binding. Polymorphisms in this gene have been related with the susceptibility to other immune-mediated diseases associated to HLA class I. Our aim was, the replication in the Spanish population of the association described in the Turkish population between ERAP1 (rs17482078) and BD. Additionally, in order to improve the understanding of this association we analyzed four additional SNPs (rs27044, rs10050860, rs30187 and rs2287987) associated with other diseases related to HLA class I and the haplotype blocks in this gene region. According to our results, frequencies of the homozygous genotypes for the minor alleles of all the SNPs were increased among patients and the OR values were higher in the subgroup of patients with the HLA-B risk factors, although differences were not statistically significant. Moreover, the presence of the same mutation in both chromosomes increased the OR values from 4.51 to 10.72 in individuals carrying the HLA-B risk factors. Therefore, although they were not statistically significant, our data were consistent with an association between ERAP1 and BD as well as with an epistatic interaction between ERAP1 and HLA-B in the Spanish population.


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Aminopeptidases/metabolismo , Síndrome de Behçet/epidemiologia , Síndrome de Behçet/genética , Epistasia Genética/genética , Antígenos HLA-B/metabolismo , Adulto , Aminopeptidases/genética , Feminino , Frequência do Gene , Antígenos HLA-B/genética , Haplótipos/genética , Humanos , Modelos Logísticos , Masculino , Antígenos de Histocompatibilidade Menor , Razão de Chances , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único/genética , Espanha/epidemiologia
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Arthritis Res Ther ; 15(5): R145, 2013 Oct 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-24286189

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INTRODUCTION: According to genome wide association (GWA) studies as well as candidate gene approaches, Behçet's disease (BD) is associated with human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-A and HLA-B gene regions. The HLA-B51 has been consistently associated with the disease, but the role of other HLA class I molecules remains controversial. Recently, variants in non-HLA genes have also been associated with BD. The aims of this study were to further investigate the influence of the HLA region in BD and to explore the relationship with non-HLA genes recently described to be associated in other populations. METHODS: This study included 304 BD patients and 313 ethnically matched controls. HLA-A and HLA-B low resolution typing was carried out by PCR-SSOP Luminex. Eleven tag single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) located outside of the HLA-region, previously described associated with the disease in GWA studies and having a minor allele frequency in Caucasians greater than 0.15 were genotyped using TaqMan assays. Phenotypic and genotypic frequencies were estimated by direct counting and distributions were compared using the χ(2) test. RESULTS: In addition to HLA-B*51, HLA-B*57 was found as a risk factor in BD, whereas, B*35 was found to be protective. Other HLA-A and B specificities were suggestive of association with the disease as risk (A*02 and A*24) or protective factors (A*03 and B*58). Regarding the non-HLA genes, the three SNPs located in IL23R and one of the SNPs in IL10 were found to be significantly associated with susceptibility to BD in our population. CONCLUSION: Different HLA specificities are associated with Behçet's disease in addition to B*51. Other non-HLA genes, such as IL23R and IL-10, play a role in the susceptibility to the disease.


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Síndrome de Behçet/genética , Predisposição Genética para Doença/genética , Antígenos HLA/genética , Interleucina-10/genética , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Receptores de Interleucina/genética , Adulto , Feminino , Frequência do Gene , Estudo de Associação Genômica Ampla/métodos , Genótipo , Antígenos HLA-A/genética , Antígenos HLA-B/genética , Antígeno HLA-B35/genética , Antígeno HLA-B51/genética , Humanos , Modelos Logísticos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Fatores de Risco , Espanha
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