The effect of antioxidant therapy on cell-mediated immunity following burn injury in an animal model

Cetinkale O., Senel O., Bulan R.

BURNS, cilt.25, ss.113-118, 1999 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier


Although antioxidant therapy has been introduced into early post burn protocols to prevent oxidative injury, it is still not known how they effect the cellular immunity which was already depressed due to thermal injury. To investigate the effect of antioxidant therapy on postburn immunosuppression following burn injury in a rat model, well known antioxidants: allopurinol (50 mg/kg/day), desferrioxamine (15 mg/kg/day), PEG-catalase (PEG-CAT) (1200 U/kg/day), N-acetylcysteine (NAS) (1 mg/kg/day) and vitamin-C (Vit-C) (0.5 mg/kg/day) were given for 7 days following thermal injury.