Basic & Clinical Medicine ›› 2010, Vol. 30 ›› Issue (9): 981-983.

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The increased expression of granulysin in peripheral blood of acute viral hepatitis C

Xin-li LI, Jun JU, Xiang-hong XU, Wan-xia WANG   

  1. The First Affiliated Medical College of Lanzhou Gansu Provincial People's Hospital Gansu Provincial People's Hospital
  • Received:2009-09-03 Revised:2009-12-29 Online:2010-09-05 Published:2010-09-05
  • Contact: Jun JU,

Abstract: Objective To investigate granulysin expression in peripheral blood of patients with acute viral hepatitis C and its clinical significance. Methods The level of GNLYmRNA in the PBMC and the content of serum GNLY were determinded by RT-PCR and ELISA, respectively. Results The expression of PBMC GNLYmRNA in patients with acute hepatitis C (7.71 ± 1.44) was higher than that of controls (0.83 ± 0.17) (P<0.01);and serum GNLY average content (20.16 ± 6.03)ng/mL was also higher than that of controls (9.94 ± 2.99)ng/mL (P<0.01). The level of GNLYmRNA expression in PBMC had negatively correlation with the level of HCV-RNA expression (r=-0.869, P<0.01); the content of serum GNLY and the ALT was positively correlated (r=0.522, P <0.01), and was also positively correlated with AST (r=0.661, P<0.01). Conclusion The GNLY gene and protein expression levels are both higher in patients with acute viral hepatitis C compared with those in normal controls. The change level of GNLY expression may be helpful for determining of the cell immune status of acute viral hepatitis C patients, monitoring the condition of acute viral hepatitis C.

Key words: acute viral hepatitis C, granulysin, GNLYmRNA, ELISA