Serum levels of TNF-alpha, sIL-2R, IL-6, and IL-8 are increased and associated with elevated lipid peroxidation in patients with Behcet's disease


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Evereklioglu C. , Er H., Turkoz Y., Cekmen M.

MEDIATORS OF INFLAMMATION, vol.11, no.2, pp.87-93, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/09629350220131935
  • Title of Journal : MEDIATORS OF INFLAMMATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.87-93

Abstract

AIM Behcet's disease (BD) is a systemic immunoinflammatory disorder and the aetiopathogenesis is to be specified. Cytokines play a role in immune response and in many inflammatory diseases. The aim of this case-control study is to investigate serum pro-inflammatory cytokine tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha, interleukin-1beta (IL-1beta), soluble IL-2 receptor (sIL-2R), IL-6, and chemokine IL-8 levels in patients with BD. We also determined the end product of lipid peroxidation (malondialdehyde (MDA)) in BD patients as an index for oxidative stress.