Study on the possible role of the -174G>C IL-6 promoter polymorphism in predicting response to rituximab in rheumatoid arthritis

  • M. Fabris | office@pagepress.org
  • L. Quartuccio
  • S. Lombardi
  • M. Benucci
  • M. Manfredi
  • M. Saracco
  • F. Atzeni
  • P. Morassi
  • M.A. Cimmino
  • E. Pontarini
  • C. Fabro
  • R. Pellerito
  • P. Sarzi-Puttini
  • M. Cutolo
  • A. Carletto
  • L.M. Bambara
  • F. Fischetti
  • F. Curcio
  • E. Tonutti
  • S. De VIta

Abstract

Several studies demonstrated the efficacy of the B-cell depletion therapy with rituximab (RTX) in RA patients, including those unresponsive to anti- TNF therapy, underlying the important role of B cells in this disease (1-5). Several recent papers have demonstrated a differential effects of RTX in depleting B-cells and blocking plasma cell generation at the synovial and at the bone marrow level (7-9). This differential effect may explain why among patients who respond to RTX, some relapse while others show a very prolonged response, independently from the reappearance of B-cells in the peripheral blood (6). However, the efficacy of RTX may also depend on the individual genetic predisposition. At this regard, very few data were produced by now.

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Fabris, M., Quartuccio, L., Lombardi, S., Benucci, M., Manfredi, M., Saracco, M., Atzeni, F., Morassi, P., Cimmino, M., Pontarini, E., Fabro, C., Pellerito, R., Sarzi-Puttini, P., Cutolo, M., Carletto, A., Bambara, L., Fischetti, F., Curcio, F., Tonutti, E., & De VIta, S. (1). Study on the possible role of the -174G>C IL-6 promoter polymorphism in predicting response to rituximab in rheumatoid arthritis. Reumatismo, 62(4), 253-258. https://doi.org/10.4081/reumatismo.2010.253