The evaluation of lipid peroxidation and adenosine deaminase activity in patients with Behcet's disease

Kose K., Yazici C., Ascioglu O.

CLINICAL BIOCHEMISTRY, vol.34, no.2, pp.125-129, 2001 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0009-9120(01)00190-4
  • Title of Journal : CLINICAL BIOCHEMISTRY
  • Page Numbers: pp.125-129


Objective: Despite unknown etiology, immunologic alterations and neutrophil hyperfunctions may be involved in the etiopathogenesis of Behcet's Disease (BD). The purpose of the study was to investigate whether adenosine deaminase (ADA) activity, accepted as a nonspecific marker of T lymphocyte activation, may have a potential role in ED. and also may be related to the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) by neutrophils.