Anti-Inflammatory Diet Home Page...
 
Web Level1Diet.com
Subscribe to Anti-Inflammatory Diet RSS feeds...
Subscribe
Free Anti-inflammatory diet summary... Anti-inflammation diet weight loss story... 
Home Foods to Eat Foods to Avoid Exercise Supplements Weight Loss News Diabetes News Your Concerns Archived Reports

Bookmark Us: Yahoo Del.icio.us Simpy Technorati Email a friend Print



Changes in cerebrospinal fluid cytokine expression in tuberculous meningitis patients with treatment.

<< Prev Report
Refine Your Search:

All Words Any Words
Next Report >>



BACKGROUND: The prevalence of tuberculous meningitis (TBM) is very high in developing areas of the world. Inflammation and cytokine patterns produced by T lymphocytes play an important role in susceptibility to infections. The inflammatory response and production of cytokines in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of patients with TBM are well documented. Conversely, little is known about the role of pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines in the CSF of TBM patients. The goal of the present study was to estimate the level of proinflammatory cytokine and anti-inflammatory cytokine levels in CSF samples from TBM patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: To study this, in vivo levels of IL-2 and IFN-gamma (proinflammatory cytokines), and IL-10 (anti-inflammatory cytokine) in the CSF of 60 adult TBM patients and 50 age- and sex-matched non-TBM controls were measured. These cytokines were estimated in the CSF of TBM patients before and after starting treatment. RESULTS: High levels of proinflammatory cytokines as compared to anti-inflammatory cytokines were found in TBM patients before treatment. However, CSF samples from TBM patients after treatment showed elevated levels of anti-inflammatory and low levels of proinflammatory cytokines. CONCLUSIONS: We hypothesize that an increase in anti-inflammatory cytokines during treatment may indicate a favorable response.


Keywords: anti inflammatory cytokines, anti inflammatory cytokine, anti inflammatory, proinflammatory cytokines, inflammatory cytokines, patients before, cytokines were, samples from, inflammatory cytokine, cytokines, patients, inflammatory, levels, treatment, proinflammatory, cytokine

Authored by Kashyap RS, Deshpande PS, Ramteke SR, Panchbhai MS, Purohit HJ, Taori GM, Daginawala HF. Biochemistry Research Laboratory, Central India Institute of Medical Sciences, Nagpur, India.

Published in Neuroimmunomodulation. 2010;17(5):333-9. Epub 2010 Apr 17. The full report is available online. link   A subscription to the periodical may be required.



<< Prev Report Next Report >>












* All information on Level1Diet.com is for educational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Before changing your diet, or adding supplements to your diet, or beginning an exercise program, everyone should consult a qualified and licensed health practitioner; a physician, dietician or similar professional.




spacer spacer
spacer
Level1Diet.com foods to eat...
   


DO YOU KNOW ?
Over 1,532 new health studies are published every day ― 559,288 per year. Join our weekly update program to stay informed...
spacer

spacer
» About Health Updates


spacer

HAVE WE
HELPED YOU?

Donate $5 or $10
to help us promote
anti-inflammatory health.


spacer
Bigger Font Size Smaller Font Size Left Align Justify Align Right Align Bookmark This Page
spacer
Search 3.1 Million
Health Studies


» List of 4,000+ Diseases
spacer
   

spacer




Subscribe to
Level1Diet.com
Health Reports


Add to Google Reader or Homepage
Subscribe in NewsGator Online
Subscribe in Bloglines
Add to Excite MIX
Add to netvibes
Add to fwicki
Add to My AOL
Add to The Free Dictionary



About Us Contact Us Privacy Free Newsletter Health FAQs Terms of Use

 Subscribe in a reader

© 2010 Level1Diet.com, All Rights Reserved.     Contact:

Replace omega-6 vegetable oils with omega-9 olive oil... Eat oily fish like tuna, sardines, anchovy, salmon, herring... Beans, lentils, peas add fiber... Nine or more 3-ounce servings of fruits or vegetables per day...