Logo Medical Science Monitor

Call: +1.631.470.9640
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 02:00 pm EST

Contact Us

Logo Medical Science Monitor Logo Medical Science Monitor Logo Medical Science Monitor

TH1/TH2 balance in the subretinal fluid of patients with rhegmatogenous retinal detachment

Maria Lewandowska- Furmanik, Dorota Pożarowska, Piotr Pożarowski, Anna Matysik

Med Sci Monit 2002; 8(7): CR526-528 :: ID: 510713


Background: The pathogenesis of rhegmatogenous retinal detachments remains unclear, but some data suggest immune system involvement. Cytokines are substances secreted by cells in order to modulate the function of other cells. They exert primarily local effects. Because the TH1/TH2 balance is crucial in the immune response, the predominance of one cytokine profile in subretinal fluid may be of particular importance in understanding its pathogenesis.
Material/Methods: We measured the titres of IL-10 and tIL-12 in the subretinal fluid of 36 rhegmatogenous retinal detachment patients using ELISA assays.
Results: The mean level of IL-10 and tIL-12 in the subretinal fluid was 4.75 pg/ml and 106.5 pg/ml, respectively.
Conclusions: It would appear that IL-10 and IL-12 are produced by cells in subretinal fluid, and their presence may be evidence for an existing inflammatory process. Despite the tendency to decreased cytokine concentration over time and the tendency to higher concentrations of IL-10 and tIL-12 when the detachment of the retina is more extensive, no predominance of TH1- or TH2-type response was observed.

Keywords: rhegmatogenous retinal detachment, TH1/TH2 balance, IL-10, IL-12, subretinal fluid

Add Comment 0 Comments


01 May 2024 : Editorial  

Editorial: First Regulatory Approval for Adoptive Cell Therapy with Autologous Tumor-Infiltrating Lymphocytes (TILs) – Lifileucel (Amtagvi)

Dinah V. Parums

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.944927

Med Sci Monit 2024; 30:e944927

In Press

Database Analysis  

Long-Term Prognosis of Patients Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: The Impact of Serum Creatini...

Med Sci Monit In Press; DOI: 10.12659/MSM.943063  

Database Analysis  

Maternal Exposure to Environmental Air Pollution and Premature Rupture of Membranes: Evidence from Southern...

Med Sci Monit In Press; DOI: 10.12659/MSM.943601  

Animal Research  

Enhanced Bone Healing Through Systemic Capsaicin Administration: An Experimental Study on Wistar Rats

Med Sci Monit In Press; DOI: 10.12659/MSM.942485  

Clinical Research  

Differential Inflammatory Responses in Adult and Pediatric COVID-19 Patients: Implications for Long-Term Co...

Med Sci Monit In Press; DOI: 10.12659/MSM.944052  

Most Viewed Current Articles

17 Jan 2024 : Review article  

Vaccination Guidelines for Pregnant Women: Addressing COVID-19 and the Omicron Variant

DOI :10.12659/MSM.942799

Med Sci Monit 2024; 30:e942799


14 Dec 2022 : Clinical Research  

Prevalence and Variability of Allergen-Specific Immunoglobulin E in Patients with Elevated Tryptase Levels

DOI :10.12659/MSM.937990

Med Sci Monit 2022; 28:e937990


16 May 2023 : Clinical Research  

Electrophysiological Testing for an Auditory Processing Disorder and Reading Performance in 54 School Stude...

DOI :10.12659/MSM.940387

Med Sci Monit 2023; 29:e940387


01 Jan 2022 : Editorial  

Editorial: Current Status of Oral Antiviral Drug Treatments for SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Non-Hospitalized Pa...

DOI :10.12659/MSM.935952

Med Sci Monit 2022; 28:e935952


Your Privacy

We use cookies to ensure the functionality of our website, to personalize content and advertising, to provide social media features, and to analyze our traffic. If you allow us to do so, we also inform our social media, advertising and analysis partners about your use of our website, You can decise for yourself which categories you you want to deny or allow. Please note that based on your settings not all functionalities of the site are available. View our privacy policy.

Medical Science Monitor eISSN: 1643-3750
Medical Science Monitor eISSN: 1643-3750