The protective effect of infliximab against carbon tetrachloride-induced acute lung injury
Cüre, Medine Cumhur
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CitationKurt, A., Tumkaya, L., Yuce, S., Turut, H., Cure, M. C., Sehitoglu, I., Kalkan, Y., Pusuroglu, G., & Cure, E. (2016). The protective effect of infliximab against carbon tetrachloride-induced acute lung injury. Iranian journal of basic medical sciences, 19(6), 685–691.
Objective(s): Carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) causes pulmonary toxicity. Infliximab (Ib) is a potent inhibitor of tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha). We aimed to investigate whether Ib has a protective effect on CCl4 induced lung injury. Materials and Methods: Rats were divided into control, CCl4, and CCl4+Ib groups. A single dose of 2 ml/kg CCI4 was administered to CCI4 group and a single dose of 7 mg/kg Ib was given to CCl4+Ib group 24 hr before applying CCI4. Results: TNF-alpha, malondialdehyde (MDA), nitric oxide (NO) and caspase-3 levels of the CCl4 group were markedly higher than both the control and CCl4+Ib groups. the CCI4+Ib group had lower histopathological injury than the CCl4 group. Conclusion: Ib as a strong TNF-alpha blocker decreases the production of proinflammatory cytokines, MDA, and oxidative stress leading to a protective effect against CCl4 induced lung tissue injury.