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Journal:   IRANIAN JOURNAL OF ALLERGY, ASTHMA AND IMMUNOLOGY (IJAAI)   DECEMBER 2014 , Volume 13 , Number 6; Page(s) 428 To 432.
 
Paper: 

POLYMORPHISMS AND SERUM LEVEL OF MANNOSE-BINDING LECTIN: AN IRANIAN SURVEY

 
 
Author(s):  SOLTANI AHMAD, RAHMATIRAD SARA, POURPAK ZAHRA, ALIZADEH ZAHRA, SAGHAFI SHIVA, HAJIBEIGI BASHIR, ZEIDI MAJID, FARAZMAND ALI*
 
* DEPARTMENT OF CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, FACULTY OF SCIENCE, UNIVERSITY OF TEHRAN, TEHRAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Mannose-binding lectin (MBL) is a Ca+2 -dependent collagenous lectin, that is produced by liver and mediates innate immune responses by opsonization of pathogens. The serum level of MBL varies widely among healthy individuals, ranging from 0.05m g/ml (or lower) to over 5m g/ml, mainly depending on genetic variations.
This study has examined promoter and exon 1 of mbl2 genotype among 117 Iranian healthy blood donors. MBL Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) were genotyped using polymerase chain reaction (PCR), and serum levels of MBL were quantified using a double antibody enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA).
Results of this study showed that there are two promoter polymorphisms at -550 (H/L variants) and -221 (Y/X variants) positions, and three polymorphisms in exon 1 at codon 52 (D Allele), 54 (B Allele), and 57 (C Allele) in this population. B allele was significantly correlated with the lowest serum MBL level. Our results also showed that the most frequent genotype was HYA/LXA, and the genotype that associated with the highest serum level of MBL was HYA/HYA. The genotype that causes lowest MBL production in Iranian population was LYB/LXA.
These results showed some differences compared to that of the other populations. To verfiy the originality of these differences we may need to extend the study to a larger samples of respective populations; meanwhile the importance of a new mutation, nucleotide 101 of MBL2 exon1, reported in the current study should be taken in considerations in terms of its possible pathobiological effects in following studies.

 
Keyword(s): COMPLEMENT SYSTEM, HAPLOTYPE, INNATE IMMUNITY, MANNOSE-BINDING LECTIN, POLYMORPHISMS, SINGLE NUCLEOTIDE POLYMORPHISM (SNP)
 
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