Protective Effects of Infliximab on Lung Injury Induced by Methotrexate

Kurt A., TUMKAYA L. , Turut H. , CURE M. C. , CURE E., Kalkan Y., ...Daha Fazla

ARCHIVOS DE BRONCONEUMOLOGIA, cilt.51, sa.11, ss.551-557, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 51 Konu: 11
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.arbres.2015.03.018
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.551-557


Introduction: Methotrexate (MTX) is used to treat cancers, several forms of arthritis and other rheumatic conditions, although MIX may cause pulmonary toxicity related to the production of free oxygen radicals, various cytokines. Infliximab (IB) with its potent effect on tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) inhibition also inhibits the release of endothelin-1 (ET-1). We aimed to investigate whether IB reduces pulmonary damage induced by an overdose of MIX.