Lack of Association Between an Interleukin 1 Beta (IL-1β) Gene Variation and Refractory Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
Article first published online: 20 DEC 2001
Volume 42, Issue 6, pages 782–784, June 2001
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Buono, R. J., Ferraro, T. N., O'Connor, M. J., Sperling, M. R., Ryan, S. G., Scattergood, T., Mulholland, N., Gilmore, J., Lohoff, F. W. and Berrettini, W. H. (2001), Lack of Association Between an Interleukin 1 Beta (IL-1β) Gene Variation and Refractory Temporal Lobe Epilepsy. Epilepsia, 42: 782–784. doi: 10.1046/j.1528-1157.2001.42900.x
- Issue published online: 20 DEC 2001
- Article first published online: 20 DEC 2001
- Accepted March 9, 2001.
- Temporal lobe epilepsy;
- Human genetics;
- Association study;
Summary: Purpose: We attempted to confirm recent findings of Kanemoto et al. that demonstrated a positive association (p < 0.017) between a polymorphism in the promoter region of the interleukin 1-β (IL-1β) gene and the clinical phenotype of temporal lobe epilepsy with hippocampal sclerosis (TLE+HS).
Methods: We determined the frequency of this polymorphism in a group of 61 TLE+HS patients of European ancestry and compared it with that found in 119 ethnically matched control subjects.
Results: Analysis of genotype and allele frequencies showed no statistically significant difference in the distribution of the polymorphism between the two groups (p = 0.10).
Conclusions: These data suggest that this IL-1β promoter polymorphism does not act as a strong susceptibility factor for TLE+HS in a population of individuals of European ancestry.