High interleukin-10 production is associated with anti-acetylcholine receptor antibody production and treatment response in juvenile myasthenia gravis


YAPICI Z. , TUEZUEN E., Altunayoglu V., ERDOGAN A., ERAKSOY M.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE, vol.117, no.11, pp.1505-1512, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 117 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00207450601125840
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE
  • Page Numbers: pp.1505-1512

Abstract

To investigate the significance of humoral immunological factors in juvenile myasthenia gravis (JMG) patients, 11 children with JMG ( age of onset between 2 and 13 years) and 8 healthy controls were enrolled. Plasma IL-2, IL-10, IFN-gamma, TNF-alpha, complement factor C3, C4, and C1q levels were measured by ELISA. IL-2, IL-10, TNF-alpha, C3, and C4 levels were significantly elevated in the patient group. Moreover, plasma IL-10 levels were associated with the presence of anti-AChR antibody and response to treatment suggesting a critical role for IL-10 in JMG pathogenesis.