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Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2010 Mar-Apr;76(2):213-8.

Expression of genes that encode the annexin-1 and galectin-1 proteins in nasal polyposis and their modulation by glucocorticoid.

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  • 1Otorhinolaryngology and head & neck surgery department of Famerp, São José do Rio Preto, SP.

Abstract

Rhinosinusal polyps physiopathology is not fully understand, despite numerous hypotheses regarding its inflammatory process.

AIMS:

A prospective study regarding the gene expression of proteins: anexin-1 and galectin-1, which has an anti-inflammatory action and is modulated by steroids.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

Eleven patients with rhinosinusal polyps suffered a biopsy of their polyps at two moments: in the absence of systemic steroids and during its use. In the two samples we assessed the expression of these genes and compared it to the normal nasal mucosa in the middle meatus.

RESULTS:

We noticed that the mean expression of the genes which code anexin-1 and galectin-1 was predominantly increased, regardless of the use of steroids in relation to the control nasal mucosa. Notwithstanding, in polyps without the use of steroids, the mean gene expression of anexin-1 was significantly higher than in the polyps which were under the use of steroids. Regarding galectin-1, there was no significant difference between the expression mean values before and after the use of systemic steroids.

CONCLUSION:

The genes present an expression increase in the polyp mucosa, regardless of the use of steroids; nonetheless, the relationship of these two genes of anti-inflammatory proteins with steroids did not happen the same way.

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20549082
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