Effect of heme oxygenase-1 induction by octreotide on TNBS-induced colitis

Erbil Y., Giris M., Abbasoglu S. D., BARBAROS U., YANIK B. T., NECEFLI A., ...More

JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY AND HEPATOLOGY, vol.22, no.11, pp.1852-1858, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background and Aim: Ulcerative colitis is a chronic inflammatory disease of the colon and rectum. Although the precise etiology of ulcerative colitis remains unknown, it is believed to involve an abnormal host response to endogenous or environmental antigens, genetic factors, and oxidative damage. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) induction by octreotide could protect against oxidative and inflammatory damage from induced colitis.