Antioxidants Suppress Th1-Type Immune Response In Vitro

Author(s): Katharina Schroecksnadel, Birgit Fischer, Harald Schennach, Guenter Weiss, Dietmar Fuchs.

Journal Name: Drug Metabolism Letters

Volume 1 , Issue 3 , 2007

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Abstract:

Inflammation is a hallmark of various diseases like infections, autoimmune syndromes, cardiovascular and neurodegenerative disorders, and cancer. Thereby, Th1-type cytokine interferon-γ is a central pro-inflammatory mediator. Antioxidant compounds counteract the activation of T-cells and macrophages. This anti-inflammatory activity could be important for the development of immunotolerance and for treatment of above-mentioned disorders.

Keywords: Antioxidants, inflammation, neopterin, indoleamine (2,3)-dioxygenase, interferon-γ

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VOLUME: 1
ISSUE: 3
Year: 2007
Page: [166 - 171]
Pages: 6
DOI: 10.2174/187231207781369816
Price: $58

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