Anti-inflammatory and ultrastructural effects of Turkish propolis in a rat model of endotoxin-induced uveitis


Erturkuner S. P. , Sarac E. Y. , Gocmez S. S. , Ekmekci H. , Ozturk Z. B. , Seckin I. , ...Daha Fazla

FOLIA HISTOCHEMICA ET CYTOBIOLOGICA, cilt.54, ss.49-57, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 54 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5603/fhc.a2016.0004
  • Dergi Adı: FOLIA HISTOCHEMICA ET CYTOBIOLOGICA
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.49-57

Özet

Introduction. Experimental animal models of acute uveitis, an inflammatory eye disease, can be established via endotoxin-induced inflammation. Propolis, a natural substance collected by honeybees from buds and tree exudates, has antioxidant, antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory effects. We investigated the effects of propolis, obtained from the Sakarya province of Turkey, on endotoxin-induced uveitis using immunohistochemical, ultrastructural, and biochemical approaches.