Chemokines CXCL10 and CXCL11 in the cerebrospinal fluid of patients with tick-borne encephalitis

Židovec Lepej, Snježana and Mišić-Majerus, Ljiljana and Jeren, Tatjana and Đaković Rode, Oktavija and Remenar, Anica and Šporec, Vesna and Vince, Adriana (2007) Chemokines CXCL10 and CXCL11 in the cerebrospinal fluid of patients with tick-borne encephalitis. Acta Neurologica Scandinavica, 115 (2). pp. 109-114. ISSN 0001-6314 (Print) 1600-0404 (Electronic)

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OBJECTIVES: The aim of our study was to determine whether cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of patients with tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) contains CXCL10, CXCL11, p40 subunit of interleukin-12 (IL-12)/IL-23, IL-18 and IL-15. We compared serum and CSF concentrations of CXCL10 and analysed the possible concentration gradient of this chemokine between the periphery and central nervous system. ----- MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study enrolled 19 TBE patients and 10 patients with non-inflammatory neurological diseases. ----- RESULTS: CSF of TBE patients contained CXCL10 (median 217 pg/ml), CXCL11 (8.3 pg/ml), p40 subunit of IL-12/IL-23 (38.9 pg/ml), IL-18 (30.1 pg/ml) and IL-15 (5.9 pg/ml). CXCL10 in the CSF of TBE patients was higher compared with serum (median 62 pg/ml, P < 0.001). ----- CONCLUSION: CSF of TBE patients contains CXCL10, CXCL11, p40 subunit of IL-12/IL-23, IL-18 and IL-15. Increased CXCL10 concentration in CSF suggests a role for this chemokine in the recruitment of CXCR3-expressing T-cells into the CSF of TBE patients.

Item Type: Article
MeSH: Chemokines, CXC - blood - cerebrospinal fluid ; Encephalitis, Tick-Borne - blood - cerebrospinal fluid ; Interleukins - blood - cerebrospinal fluid ; Adult ; Antibodies, Viral - blood ; Case-Control Studies ; Chemokine CXCL10 ; Chemokine CXCL11 ; Cross-Sectional Studies ; Encephalitis Viruses, Tick-Borne - immunology ; Female ; Humans ; Immunoglobulin G - blood ; Immunoglobulin M - blood ; Male ; Middle Aged
Departments: Katedra za infektologiju
Depositing User: Lea Škorić
Status: Published
Židovec Lepej, SnježanaUNSPECIFIED
Mišić-Majerus, LjiljanaUNSPECIFIED
Đaković Rode, OktavijaUNSPECIFIED
Date: February 2007
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2008
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2011 16:10
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