Elevated neopterin levels in Guillain-Barré syndrome. Further evidence of immune activation.
Autor(es): Bansil S.; Mithen F. A.; Singhal B. S.; Cook S D.; Rohowsky-Kochan C.
Resumo: Neopterin is a by-product of guanosine triphosphate metabolism and is produced by macrophages in response to lymphocytic activation. We have studied serum neopterin levels in patients with Guillain-Barré syndrome to obtain further evidence of immune activation in this disease. Serum neopterin levels were significantly elevated in patients with Guillain-Barré syndrome compared with patients with other peripheral neuropathies and multiple sclerosis and with healthy control subjects. Serial analysis demonstrated that as neopterin levels fell, the clinical status of the patients with Guillain-Barré syndrome improved and soluble interleukin 2 receptor levels dropped. Thus, lymphocytic and macrophage activation may play a role in the pathogenesis of Guillain-Barré syndrome.
Imprenta: Archives of Neurology, v. 49, n. 12, p. 1277-1280, 1992
Identificador do objeto digital: 10.1001/archneur.1992.00530360079021
Descritores: Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Biosynthesis ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Immune response ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Pathogenesis ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Proteins ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Cytokines ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Immune response ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Immunology
Data de publicação: 1992