The aim of this study was to investigate the role played by the IL-6 rs1800795 (-174G/C) and rs1800796 (-572G>C) polymorphisms in the susceptibility to allergic rhinitis in a Chinese population. A total of 265 patients with allergic rhinitis and 265 controls from our hospital were enrolled in this study. The IL-6 rs1800795 and rs1800796 polymorphisms were genotyped by polymerase chain reaction coupled with restriction fragment length polymorphism.
We investigated the role of two functional polymorphisms, IL-6-174G>C (rs1800795) and IL-6-572C>G (rs1800796), in the development of prostate cancer. A total of 212 consecutive primary prostate cancer patients and 236 control subjects were recruited between May 2012 and May 2014. The IL-6-174G>C (rs1800795) and IL-6-572C>G (rs1800796) polymorphisms were assessed by polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism. The genotype distributions of IL-6-174G>C (rs1800795) and IL-6-572C>G (rs1800796) met the Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium in the controls.
This study aimed to investigate the expressional profile of interleukin-6 (IL-6) in articular cartilage bone of osteoarthritis (OA) patients and its correlation with OA. A total of 30 articular cartilage bone samples from knee OA patients, which were collected by knee arthroscopy or articular surgery, comprised the study group, and 30 samples of normal articular cartilage tissue comprised the control group.