Tumor necrosis factor gene polymorphisms in Turkish patients with sarcoidosis


SEYHAN E. C. , CETINKAYA E., ALTIN S., GUNLUOGLU Z., Demir A. , KOKSAL V., ...Daha Fazla

INTERNAL MEDICINE, cilt.47, ss.833-838, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

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Background As reported recently, some gene polymorphisms are suspected to determine susceptibility to sarcoidosis and are held responsible for the extent and progression of the disease. Polymorphism at -857 locus of tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha gene is considered to be a predisposition factor in sarcoidosis and held responsible for pathogenesis of the disease. We compared these polymorphisms in healthy Turkish control subjects and Turkish patients with sarcoidosis.