We investigated the association between 3 main proinflammatory cytokines [interleukin (IL)-1β and IL-6] and the risk of acute pancreatitis. Polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism was used to genotype IL-1β+3954 C/T (rs1143634) and IL-1β-511 C/T (rs16944) and IL-6 -174 G/C (rs1800795) and IL-6 -634 C/G (rs1800796).
Studies examining the role of interleukin (IL)-1β -511C/T promoter polymorphism in the pathogenesis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have shown inconsistent results. This meta-analysis was performed to assess the association between the IL-1β-511C/T promoter polymorphism and COPD susceptibility. Published case-control, cross-sectional, and cohort studies from Pubmed, Embase, and China National Knowledge Infrastructure databases were retrieved. Data were extracted and pooled odds ratios (ORs) with 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated.
The aim of this study was to determine the influence of high glucose (HG) and interleukin (IL)-1β on human cardiac fibroblast (HCF) functions, and to evaluate the effects of eplerenone in these responses. HCFs were cultured in normal or HG media in the absence or presence of IL-1β and/or eplerenone. We assessed matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2) activity in the supernatant by in-gel zymography, and determined mRNA expression levels of MMP-2 and tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase-2 (TIMP-2) by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction.
The purpose of this meta-analysis was to determine whether genetic variants of the interleukin-1β[+3954 C>T (rs1143634)] (IL-1β +3954 C>T) gene polymorphisms were associated with orthodontic external apical root resorption (EARR). A meta-analysis was carried out using data entered into the PubMed and Embase electronic databases before October 5, 2012. A total of 7 studies were identified for meta-analysis. The strength of the relationship between IL-1β +3954 C>T polymorphism and the risk of EARR was assessed using odds ratio (OR).