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Serum level of interleukin 36 in patients with multiple sclerosis
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10. ... ode=ljii20
Introduction: Multiple sclerosis is a chronic autoimmune demyelinating disorder of central nervous system with unknown origin. In MS disease, T cells are pointed to myelin antigens and it leads to myelin loss and axonal degeneration. Cytokines are important regulators of immune system and has critical roles in MS pathogenesis. Interleukin 36, a member of interleukin 1 family, has been shown having important roles in some autoimmune disorders due to its proinflammatory actions and its role in host immunity.
Methods and materials: In the current study, 49 relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis patients and 41 healthy individuals were recruited. IL36 measurement was performed using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay technique.
Results: Mean age of RRMS patient and control group were 31.84 ± 6.89 and 34.27 ± 8.83 years, respectively. Serum level of IL36 were 61.91 ± 16.29 in MS patients and 42.26 ± 17.54 in healthy group (P < 0.001).
Conclusion: in this study for the first time, significantly higher serum level of IL36 was determined in RRMS patients comparing healthy individuals. This data may suggest important roles of this cytokine in MS pathogenesis.