Interleukin-10 and interleukin-6 gene polymorphisms as risk factors for Alzheimer's disease

Beatrice Arosio, Daria Trabattoni, Lorenza Galimberti, Paolo Bucciarelli, Francesca Fasano, Carmen Calabresi, Carlo Lorenzo Cazzullo, Carlo Vergani, Giorgio Annoni, Mario Clerici

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In the pathogenesis of Alzheimer disease (AD), it has been proposed that the anti-inflammatory interleukins such as IL-10 regulate β-amyloid-induced microglial inflammatory responses inhibiting the proinflammatory cytokine IL-6. Since the promoters of the IL-10 and IL-6 genes show single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) (IL-10: -1082 G→A; IL-6: -174 G→C), we investigated these SNPs and cytokine production by peripheral blood mononuclear cells in 65 AD patients and 65 controls (HC). In AD there was a significant increase of the -1082A IL-10 allele (P=0.009) and a decrease of -1082GG genotype (P=0.019). The frequency of the GG IL-6 genotype in AD was lower and the C allele significantly higher (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1009-1015
Number of pages7
JournalNeurobiology of Aging
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2004


  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Apolipoprotein E
  • Inflammation
  • Interleukin-10
  • Interleukin-6
  • Single nucleotide polymorphism
  • T lymphocytes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Biological Psychiatry
  • Developmental Neuroscience
  • Neurology
  • Psychology(all)


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