Associations between Genetic Polymorphisms in IL-33, IL1R1 and Risk for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Anna Latiano, Orazio Palmieri, Luca Pastorelli, Maurizio Vecchi, Theresa T. Pizarro, Fabrizio Bossa, Giuseppe Merla, Bartolomeo Augello, Tiziana Latiano, Giuseppe Corritore, Alessia Settesoldi, Maria Rosa Valvano, Renata D'Incà, Laura Stronati, Vito Annese, Angelo Andriulli

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Background: Recent evidence suggests that the IL-33/IL1RL1 axis plays a critical role in several autoimmune and inflammatory disorders; however, its mechanistic role in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has not been clearly defined. We investigated the contribution of IL-33 and IL1RL1 polymorphisms to IBD risk, and possible correlations with phenotype in an Italian cohort of adult and pediatric patients. Methods: We evaluated the association of six SNPs in IL-33 and IL1RL1 genes, in 805 Crohn's disease (CD), 816 ulcerative colitis (UC), and 752 controls, using Taqman. IL-33 and IL1RL1 mRNA expression was also analyzed. Results: Significant allele and genotype associations with IL-33 rs3939286 were found in CD (P = 0.004; P = 0.035) and UC patients (P = 0.002; P = 0.038). After stratifying the cohort for age at diagnosis, the differences remained significant only in the IBD adult-onset. Significant associations were also obtained in CD patients with two IL1RL1 polymorphisms (rs13015714 and rs2058660, P

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere62144
JournalPLoS One
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 25 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Medicine(all)


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