ILO Home
Go to the home page
Site map | Contact us Franšais | Espa˝ol

CISDOC database

Document ID (ISN)108994
CIS number 08-1300
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ates I., Suzen H.S., Yucesoy B., Tekin I.O., Karakaya A.
Title Association of cytokine gene polymorphisms in CWP and its severity in Turkish coal workers
Bibliographic information Oct. 2008, Vol.51, No.10, p.741-747. 49 ref.
Abstract Cytokines are believed to play a key role in inflammatory mechanisms that result in several diseases such as coal workers' pneumoconiosis (CWP). To determine the cytokine gene profiles of Turkish coal miners, a genotyping analysis was performed to investigate the polymorphisms of CWP-related pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory cytokines. Genotyping was carried out by the polymerase chain reaction technique, coupled with fragment length polymorphism restriction. It was found that the TNFA (-238) variant was a risk factor in both the development and severity of CWP, while the TNFA (-308) variant was important only in disease severity. On the other hand, IL6 variant may have a protective effect on both development and severity.
Descriptors (primary) Turkey; genetic effects; coalworkers pneumoconiosis; coal mining; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) interleukins; severity rates; inflammations; DNA
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceTurkey
Subject(s) Mines and quarries
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Antifertility and prenatal effects
Mining and quarrying
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures