The Eurasian Journal of Medicine
Original Article

Is There an Association Between Nasal Polyposis and ADAMTS Genes Expressions?

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Department of Medical Genetics, Ataturk University School of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey

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Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Ataturk University School of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey

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Department of Medical Pathology, Ataturk University School of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey

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Department of Medical Biology and Genetics, Yeni Yuzyil University, Istanbul, Turkey

Eurasian J Med 2021; 53: 19-21
DOI: 10.5152/eurasianjmed.2021.20006
Read: 168 Downloads: 69 Published: 22 February 2021

Objective: Nasal polyposis (NP) is an inflammatory chronic disease in which polyps are located in the nose or paranasal sinuses. A disintegrin and metalloproteinase with thrombospondin motifs (ADAMTS) genes have roles in vascular biology, inflammation, tissue morphogenesis, and pathophysiological remodeling. Therefore, some members of the ADAMTS gene family may contribute to pathogenesis of NPs. This study aimed to detect the potential relation between NP and the expression levels of ADAMTS 5, 8, and 9 genes.

Materials and Methods: This study consisted of nasal polyp tissues from 34 patients in whom nasal polyps had been diagnosed clinically, and healthy nasal mucosal tissues from 14 controls. RNA was isolated from the nasal polyps and normal nasal mucosal tissue in each subject. The expression levels of ADAMTS 5, 8, and 9 genes in the patients and controls were detected by quantitative real-time reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) method.

Results: The expression levels of ADAMTS 5 and 9 genes were significantly decreased in NP tissues. In contrast, the expression levels of ADAMTS 8 genes were also decreased in NP tissues, but they were not significantly different from those in the normal nasal tissues.

Conclusion: An association was detected between the expression levels of ADAMTS genes and NP. ADAMTS 5 and 9 genes may have an effect on the formation of NP.

Cite this article as: Kahraman C, Tatar A, Keles M, Ocak ZI, Tatar A. Is There an Association Between Nasal Polyposis and ADAMTS Genes Expressions? Eurasian J Med 2021; 53(1): 19-21.

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