Cytokine profile of Armenian patients with Familial Mediterranean fever

G.P. Manukyan, K.A. Ghazaryan, Zh. A. Ktsoyan, M.V. Tatyan, Z.A. Khachatryan, G.S. Hakobyan, V.A. Mkrtchyan, D. Kelly, A. Coutts, R.I. Aminov

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Objectives: Despite the well-defined genetics of FMF, limited information is available regarding the regulation of inflammation by cytokines.
Design and methods: The levels of systemic cytokines and other markers of inflammation in FMF patients and control were measured by ELISA and Cytometric Bead Array (CBA).
Results: In FMF attack the levels of IL-6, IL-10, IL-17, TGF-beta, CRP, and sIL-2R were significantly different from the norm and FMF remission.
Conclusions: Inflammation in FNIF involves Treg and Th17 lineages.
Original languageEnglish
JournalClinical Biochemistry
Issue number10-11
Pages (from-to)920-922
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Familial Mediterranean fever
  • Sera
  • CBA
  • Cytokines


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