European Cytokine Network

, Volume 29, Issue 1, pp 16–26 | Cite as

Associations between interleukin-10 polymorphisms and susceptibility to juvenile idiopathic arthritis: a systematic review and meta-analysis

  • Sara Harsini
  • Amene Saghazadeh
  • Saharnaz Nedjat
  • Nima Rezaei



Cytokine genes, including interleukin-10 (IL-10), are known to play important roles in the pathogenesis of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). This study aims to determine whether the IL-10 polymorphisms confer susceptibility to JIA.


A meta-analysis was performed on the associations between the IL-10-1082 G/A, -592 C/A, and -819 C/T polymorphisms and JIA. A total number of 7 studies involving 1,785 patients and 6,142 controls were considered in the meta-analysis.


Meta-analysis of the IL-10-592 C/A and -819 C/T polymorphisms showed no association with JIA in the study participants, or in Caucasian or Middle Eastern participants. Meta-analysis of the IL-10-1082 A allele in all study participants, Caucasian and Middle Eastern, showed significant associations with RA (overall ORs were 1.17, 1.15, and 1.41, respectively). Meta-analysis of the AA versus GG genotype of the IL-10-1082 G/A polymorphism revealed significant associations with JIA (OR = 3.66, 95% CI = 1.44-9.29, P = 0.006) in participants from Middle Eastern countries. Additionally, meta-analysis of the GG versus AA+GA genotypes of the IL-10 -1082 G/A polymorphism revealed the GG genotype as the protective factor against JIA in the Middle Eastern subgroup (OR = 0.44, 95% CI = 0.20-0.94, P = 0,04). Moreover, meta-analysis of the IL-10 -1082 A allele in 4 studies on Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium showed a significant association with JIA (OR = 1.17, 95% CI = 1.07-1.28, P = 0.0009). No association was found between the IL-10 (-1082, -819, -592) ACC, ATA, and GCC haplotypes and JIA.


These results suggest that the IL-10-1082 G/A polymorphism confers susceptibility to JIA.

Key words

juvenile idiopathic arthritis interleukin-10 polymorphism meta-analysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sara Harsini
    • 1
    • 2
  • Amene Saghazadeh
    • 1
    • 2
  • Saharnaz Nedjat
    • 3
  • Nima Rezaei
    • 1
    • 2
    • 4
    • 5
  1. 1.Research Center for Immunodeficiencies, Children’s Medical CenterTehran University of Medical SciencesTehranIran
  2. 2.Network of Immunity in Infection, Malignancy and Autoimmunity (NIIMA)Universal Scientific Education and Research Network (USERN)TehranIran
  3. 3.Epidemology and Biostatistics Department, School of Public Health, Knowledge Utilization Research CenterTehran University of medical SciencesTehranIran
  4. 4.Department of Immunology, School of MedicineTehran University of Medical SciencesTehranIran
  5. 5.Systematic Review and Meta-analysis Expert Group (SRMEG)Universal Scientific Education and Research Network (USERN)BostonUSA

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