Associations of interleukin-1 gene cluster polymorphisms with C-reactive protein concentration and lung function decline in smoking-induced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Yu Wang, Karey Shumansky, Don D. Sin, S. F Paul Man, Loubna Akhabir, John E. Connett, Nicholas R. Anthonisen, Peter D. Paré, Andrew J. Sandford, Jian Qing He

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Abstract

Objective: We reported association of haplotypes formed by IL-1b (IL1B)-511C/T (rs16944) and a variable number of tandem repeats (rs2234663) in intron 3 of IL-1 receptor antagonist (IL1RN) with rate of lung function decline in smoking-induced COPD. The aim of current study was to further investigate this association. Methods: We genotyped an additional 19 polymorphisms in IL1 cluster (including IL1A, IL1B and IL1RN) in non-Hispanic whites who had the fastest (n = 268) and the slowest (n = 292) decline of FEV1% predicted in the same study. We also analyzed the association of all 21 polymorphisms with serum CRP levels. Results: None of 21 polymorphisms showed significant association with rate of decline of lung function or CRP levels after adjusting for multiple comparisons. Before adjusting for multiple comparisons, only IL1RN_19327 (rs315949) showed significant association with lung function decline (P = 0.03, additive model). The frequencies of genotypes containing the IL1RN_19327A allele were 71.9% and 62.2%, respectively in the fast and slow decline groups (P = 0.02, odds ratio = 1.6, 95% confidence interval = 1.1-2.3); the IL1B_5200 (rs1143633) and rs2234663 in IL1RN were associated with serum CRP levels (P=0.04 and 0.03, respectively). Conclusions: No single marker was significantly associated with either rate of lung function decline or serum CRP levels.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13125-13135
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Clinical and Experimental Pathology
Volume8
Issue number10
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

Keywords

  • C-reactive protein
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV)
  • Genetic polymorphism
  • IL1 gene cluster
  • Lung function decline

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