Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease mainly mediated by the deposit of immune complexes and defects in T lymphocytes and antigenpresenting cells along with a high production of T-helper 2 cytokines. A toleranceinducible function of nonclassical class Ib human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-G molecule in innate and adaptive cellular responses has been reported, suggesting a role in inflammatory diseases.A 14 bp sequence insertion/deletion polymorphism (rs16375) in the 3#-untranslated region of the HLA-G gene has been associated to the stability of HLA-G messenger RNA. The insertion of the 14 bp sequence seems to be associated with lower levels of soluble HLA-G (sHLA-G). The aim of this study was to evaluate the possible association of the presence of the 14 bp sequence (114 bp) with SLE. We have HLA-G genotyped 200 SLE patients and 451 healthy control subjects (HS; Italian) and analyzed the plasma levels of sHLA-G and interleukin-10 (IL-10) in a subset of SLE patients and healthy subjects (Italian and Danish). A significant increase of the 114 bp HLA-G allele was detected in the Italian SLE patients compared withHS[P ¼ 0.003,OR1.44 (95% CI 1.13–1.82)]. A significant increased frequency of HLA-G 114/114 bp and a decreased frequency of HLA-G 214/214 bp were observed in SLE patients. There median concentration of sHLA-G was significantly lower in the plasma of SLE patients compared with that in the plasma of healthy controls (P < 0.0001). Furthermore, the results confirmed higher concentrations of IL-10-positive plasma in SLE patients. These results support a potential role for HLA-G in the susceptibility of SLE.

HLA-G genotype and HLA-G expression in systemic lupus erythematosus: HLA-G as a putative susceptibility gene in systemic lupus erythematosus.

RIZZO, Roberta;GOVONI, Marcello;PADOVAN, Melissa;RUBINI, Michele;STIGNANI, Marina;CARTURAN, Sabrina;FOTINIDI, Maria;FERRETTI, Stefano;TROTTA, Francesco;BARICORDI, Olavio
2008

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Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease mainly mediated by the deposit of immune complexes and defects in T lymphocytes and antigenpresenting cells along with a high production of T-helper 2 cytokines. A toleranceinducible function of nonclassical class Ib human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-G molecule in innate and adaptive cellular responses has been reported, suggesting a role in inflammatory diseases.A 14 bp sequence insertion/deletion polymorphism (rs16375) in the 3#-untranslated region of the HLA-G gene has been associated to the stability of HLA-G messenger RNA. The insertion of the 14 bp sequence seems to be associated with lower levels of soluble HLA-G (sHLA-G). The aim of this study was to evaluate the possible association of the presence of the 14 bp sequence (114 bp) with SLE. We have HLA-G genotyped 200 SLE patients and 451 healthy control subjects (HS; Italian) and analyzed the plasma levels of sHLA-G and interleukin-10 (IL-10) in a subset of SLE patients and healthy subjects (Italian and Danish). A significant increase of the 114 bp HLA-G allele was detected in the Italian SLE patients compared withHS[P ¼ 0.003,OR1.44 (95% CI 1.13–1.82)]. A significant increased frequency of HLA-G 114/114 bp and a decreased frequency of HLA-G 214/214 bp were observed in SLE patients. There median concentration of sHLA-G was significantly lower in the plasma of SLE patients compared with that in the plasma of healthy controls (P < 0.0001). Furthermore, the results confirmed higher concentrations of IL-10-positive plasma in SLE patients. These results support a potential role for HLA-G in the susceptibility of SLE.
2008
Rizzo, Roberta; Hviid, T. V. F.; Govoni, Marcello; Padovan, Melissa; Rubini, Michele; Melchiorri, L.; Stignani, Marina; Carturan, Sabrina; Grappa, M. T.; Fotinidi, Maria; Ferretti, Stefano; Voss, A.; Laustrup, H.; Junker, P.; Trotta, Francesco; Baricordi, Olavio
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