Killer Cell Immunoglobulin-Like Receptor (KIR) Genotype Distribution in Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) Patients


Erken E. , Ozturk O. G. , KUDAS O., TAS D. A. , Demirtas A., KİBAR F. , ...Daha Fazla

MEDICAL SCIENCE MONITOR, cilt.21, ss.3547-3554, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 21
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.12659/msm.895211
  • Dergi Adı: MEDICAL SCIENCE MONITOR
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.3547-3554

Özet

Background: Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is an autosomal recessive autoinflammatory disease predominantly affecting Mediterranean populations. The gene associated with FMF is the MEFV gene, which encodes for a protein called pyrin. Mutations of pyrin lead to uncontrolled attacks of inflammation, and subclinical inflammation continues during attack-free intervals. Killer cell immunoglobulin-like receptor (KIR) genes encode HLA class I receptors expressed by NK cells. The aim this study was to look for immunogenetic determinants in the pathogenesis of FMF and find out if KIR are related to susceptibility to disease or complications like renal amyloidosis.