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


EVEREKLIOGLU C., ER H., TURKOZ Y., Cekmen M. B.

MEDIATORS OF INFLAMMATION, vol.11, no.2, pp.87-93, 2002 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/09629350220131935
  • Journal Name: MEDIATORS OF INFLAMMATION
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • 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.