Effects of L-NAME and timolol on aqueous IL-1 beta, IL-6 IL-8, TNF-alpha and NO levels after Nd : YAG laser iridotomy in rabbits

Er H., Doganay S., Evereklioglu C. , Cekmen M., Daglioglu M. , Isci N.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, cilt.12, ss.281-286, 2002 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 12 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2002
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.281-286


PURPOSE. Pro-inflammatory cytokines are produced by tissues and play a vital role in the host inflammatory response and uveitis. Nitric oxide (NO) can be produced in large amounts as a response to experimentally-induced uveitis or cytokines. In this study, we measured the levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines such as interleukin (IL)-1beta, IL-6, IL-8, tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha and free-radical in aqueous humor after Nd:YAG laser iridotomy in rabbits, and investigated whether timolol maleate an anti-glaucoma drug, or a NO synthase inhibitor, NG-nitro-L-arginine methyl esther (L-NAME) had an inhibitory effect on these molecules, since L-NAME is a known anti-inflammatory agent in rabbits.