Objectives: To analyze the differential expression of miR-21, miR-29a, miR-99b and miR-155 in serum samples from patients with latent tuberculosis (TB) and active TB compared to healthy controls. Materials and Methods: We used 28 serum samples (9 with active TB, 10 with latent TB and 9 healthy con-trols) for the analysis of gene expression by RT-qPCR with Primers and TaqMan probes. The differential expression was calculated by the Livak method using a normalizing gene (RNU-48). Results: Overex-pression of miR-155 was found in people with latent tuberculosis, compared to healthy controls (0.63 vs. 0.01; p value = 0.032). Conclusion: The miR-155 could be considered a biomarker to differentiate latent TB from active disease. Studies with larger sample sizes are required to corroborate the findings.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Revista Peruana de Medicina de Experimental y Salud Publica|
|State||Published - 2020|
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- Latent Tuberculosis
- Peru (source: MeSH NLM)