The effect of CD14 and TLR4 gene polimorphisms on asthma phenotypes in adult Turkish asthma patients: a genetic study


Sahin F., Yildiz P., Kuskucu A., Kuskucu M. A. , Karaca N., Midilli K.

BMC PULMONARY MEDICINE, cilt.14, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

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Background: Endotoxins stimulate T helper 1 cell maturation and send a negative signal to T helper 2 polarisation. This causes a decrease IgE levels and prevents atopy (Hygiene hypothesis). It is shown that this response is under genetic control by polymorphisms in CD14 and TLR4 genes in some researchs. We aimed to investigate the effects of genetic variants of CD14 (-) and TLR4 (Asp299Gly, Thr399Ile) genes on asthma phenotypes in adults with asthma.