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Longitudinal evaluation of interleukins 4, 6, 10 and 12, interferon gamma and tumor necrosis factor alpha and laboratory and clinical associations in systemic lupus erythematosus

Grant number: 11/03788-2
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2012
Effective date (End): February 29, 2016
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Medicine - Medical Clinics
Principal researcher:Simone Appenzeller
Grantee:Mariana Postal Zink de Souza
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências Médicas (FCM). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:08/02917-0 - Blood and cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers associated with structural and functional central nervous system abnormalities in systemic lupus erythematosus, AP.JP

Abstract

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune, chronic, multisystemic disease characterized by periods of activity and remission. The clinical manifestations more frequently observed are skin lesions, photosensitivity, oral ulcers, arthritis, serositis, renal and neurological involvement. The central nervous system is frequently involved, and manifestations as seizures, mood disorders, headaches, and neuropathies can be observed in variable frequencies. Abnormalities such as leukopenia, hemolytic anemia, presence of autoantibodies such as anti-DNA, anti-Sm, ANA can be found. Laboratory evaluation, including the cytokine profile, helps in the diagnosis and determination of disease activity. The present longitudinal study aims to assess the levels of IL-12, INF gamma, TNF alpha, IL-4, IL-6 and IL-10 in 130 SLE patients, including adults and children and 50 healthy controls with no history of autoimmune disease in the family. We will also compare the levels of these cytokines with disease activity and clinical manifestations and laboratory and finally, assess whether the variation in levels of IL-12, INF gamma, TNF alpha, IL-4, IL-6 and IL -10 can be considered biomarkers for clinical and laboratory manifestations. The cytokine analysis will be performed from blood samples (serum) by the method of Enzyme Linked Immuno Sorbent Assay (ELISA).

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Scientific publications (8)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
BOMBINI, MARIANA FRESCHI; PERES, FERNANDO AUGUSTO; LAPA, ALINE TAMIRES; SINICATO, NAILU ANGELICA; QUENTAL, BEATRIZ RICATO; MELO PINCELLI, AGATHA DE SOUZA; AMARAL, TIAGO NARDI; GOMES, CAROLINE CRISTINA; DEL RIO, ANA PAULA; MARQUES-NETO, JOAO FRANCISCO; COSTALLAT, LILIAN T. L.; FERNANDES, PAULA TEIXEIRA; CENDES, FERNANDO; RITTNER, LETICIA; APPENZELLER, SIMONE. Olfactory function in systemic lupus erythematosus and systemic sclerosis. A longitudinal study and review of the literature. AUTOIMMUNITY REVIEWS, v. 17, n. 4, p. 405-412, APR 2018. Web of Science Citations: 3.
LAPA, A. T.; POSTAL, M.; SINICATO, N. A.; BELLINI, B. S.; FERNANDES, P. T.; MARINI, R.; APPENZELLER, S. S100 beta is associated with cognitive impairment in childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus patients. Lupus, v. 26, n. 5, SI, p. 478-483, APR 2017. Web of Science Citations: 4.
POSTAL, M.; LAPA, A. TAMIRES; REIS, F.; RITTNER, L.; APPENZELLER, S. Magnetic resonance imaging in neuropsychiatric systemic lupus erythematosus: current state of the art and novel approaches. Lupus, v. 26, n. 5, SI, p. 517-521, APR 2017. Web of Science Citations: 11.
LAPA, ALINE TAMIRES; POSTAL, MARIANA; SINICATO, NAILU ANGELICA; FERREIRA, WESLLEY GERALDO; BELLINI, BRUNA SIQUEIRA; FERNANDES, PAULA TEIXEIRA; RITTNER, LETICIA; MARINI, ROBERTO; CENDES, FERNANDO; APPENZELLER, SIMONE. Reduction of Cerebral and Corpus Callosum Volumes in Childhood-Onset Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: A Volumetric Magnetic Resonance Imaging Analysis. ARTHRITIS & RHEUMATOLOGY, v. 68, n. 9, p. 2193-2199, SEP 2016. Web of Science Citations: 7.
RENAN BAZUCO FRITTOLI; KARINA DE OLIVEIRA PELIÇARI; BRUNA SIQUEIRA BELLINI; ROBERTO MARINI; PAULA TEIXEIRA FERNANDES; SIMONE APPENZELLER. Association between academic performance and cognitive dysfunction in patients with juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus. REVISTA BRASILEIRA DE REUMATOLOGIA, v. 56, n. 3, p. 252-257, Jun. 2016. Web of Science Citations: 2.
POSTAL, MARIANA; LAPA, ALINE TAMIRES; SINICATO, NAILU ANGELICA; PELICARI, KARINA DE OLIVEIRA; PERES, FERNANDO AUGUSTO; LAVRAS COSTALLAT, LILIAN TEREZA; FERNANDES, PAULA TEIXEIRA; MARINI, ROBERTO; APPENZELLER, SIMONE. Depressive symptoms are associated with tumor necrosis factor alpha in systemic lupus erythematosus. JOURNAL OF NEUROINFLAMMATION, v. 13, JAN 6 2016. Web of Science Citations: 21.
POSTAL, MARIANA; APPENZELLER, SIMONE. The importance of cytokines and autoantibodies in depression. AUTOIMMUNITY REVIEWS, v. 14, n. 1, p. 30-35, JAN 2015. Web of Science Citations: 51.
SINICATO, NAILU ANGELICA; POSTAL, MARIANA; PERES, FERNANDO AUGUSTO; PELICARI, KARINA DE OLIVEIRA; MARINI, ROBERTO; DOS SANTOS, ALLAN DE OLIVEIRA; RAMOS, CELSO DARIO; APPENZELLER, SIMONE. Obesity and Cytokines in Childhood-Onset Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. CLINICAL & DEVELOPMENTAL IMMUNOLOGY, 2014. Web of Science Citations: 16.
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