Interleukin-10 gene promoter polymorphism in English and Polish healthy controls. Polymerase chain reaction haplotyping using 3' mismatches in forward and reverse primers.
Koss K., Fanning GC., Welsh KI., Jewell DP.
A polymerase chain reaction with sequence-specific primers (PCR-SSP) system using primers with mismatches at the 3' ends was developed to determine polymorphisms in IL-10 promoter region. Three previously described biallelic polymorphisms in IL-10 were linked in a 12 reaction PCR-SSP system and the method used to provide genotype data on 233 UK and 166 Polish controls. There are eight possible polymorphic combinations in IL-10 promoter gene but only three were observed in both control groups. Population frequencies of IL-10 genotypes show, in contrast to HLA, that UK and Polish frequencies are remarkably similar.