Innate immunity SNPs are associated with risk for severe sepsis after burn injury

Robert C. Barber, Ling Yu E. Chang, Brett D. Arnoldo, Gary F. Purdue, John L. Hunt, Jureta W. Horton, Corinne C. Aragaki

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

82 Scopus citations


Objective: To analyze allelic association with clinical outcome in a cohort of burn patients. Patients: Two hundred twenty-eight individuals with burns ≥15% total body surface area without significant non-burn related trauma who survived >48 hours post-admission were enrolled. One hundred fifty-nine of these patients were analyzed previously. Methods: Candidate polymorphisms within interleukin-1 beta (IL-1β), interleukin-6 (IL-6), tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), cellular differentiation marker 14 (CD14) and toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) were evaluated by logistic regression analysis for association with increased risk for severe sepsis (sepsis plus organ dysfunction or shock). Results: After adjustment for age, burn size, ethnicity, gender and inhalation injury, alleles at TNF-α (308G, p=0.013), TLR4 (+896G, p=0.027), IL-6 (174C, p=0.040) and CD14 (159C, p=0.047) were significantly associated with an increased risk for severe sepsis. Conclusions: Carriage of variant alleles at immune response genes were associated with increased risk for severe sepsis after burn injury.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)250-255
Number of pages6
JournalClinical Medicine and Research
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2006


  • Allelic association
  • Burns
  • CD14
  • IL-6
  • Polymorphism
  • SNP
  • Sepsis
  • TLR4
  • TNF-α


Dive into the research topics of 'Innate immunity SNPs are associated with risk for severe sepsis after burn injury'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this