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Central European Journal of Immunology
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2/2020
vol. 45
 
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Serum levels of inflammasome pathway factors in clinically isolated syndrome and multiple sclerosis patients: a pilot study

Yusuf Tamam
1
,
Hande Yüceer
2
,
Berna Düzel
1
,
Melis Şen
2
,
Canan Ulusoy
2
,
Erdem Tuzun
2

1.
Department of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, Dicle University, Diyarbakir, Turkey
2.
Aziz Sancar Institute of Experimental Medicine, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
Cent Eur J Immunol 2020; 45 (2): 237-240
Online publish date: 2020/07/09
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Pathogenic roles of nuclear factor kB (NF-kB) pathway and NLRP3 inflammasome complex factors are involved in multiple sclerosis (MS) development. Activation of the NF-kB, NLRP3, and caspase-1 cascade results in production of proinflammatory cytokines that lead to stimulation of macrophages, lymphocytes, and glial cells. Although increased levels of inflammasome complex factors are observed in MS, contribution of inflammasome pathway to conversion from clinically isolated syndrome (CIS) to relapsing remitting MS (RRMS) has been scarcely investigated. To examine predictive value of inflammasome factors in CIS-MS conversion, levels of NLRP3, caspase-1, and NFkB are measured by ELISA in sera of age-gender matched CIS (n = 18; 8 converting, 10 non-converting) and RRMS (n = 23) patients. CIS and RRMS patients have comparable serum levels of NLRP3, caspase-1, and NFkB. Similarly, no statistically significant difference can be found among converting and nonconverting CIS patients by means of inflammasome complex factor levels. Inflammasome factors are presumably overexpressed at early stages of MS. Therefore, they are unlikely to be used as biomarkers to predict CIS-MS conversion.
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multiple sclerosis, clinically isolated syndrome, neuroinflammation, NLRP3, caspase-1, NFkB

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