Dynamic thiol-disulphide homeostasis in patients with Guillain-Barre Syndrome

Gumusyayla S., Vural G., Cevik S. Y. , Akdeniz G., Neselioglu S., Deniz O., ...More

NEUROLOGICAL RESEARCH, vol.41, no.5, pp.413-418, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/01616412.2019.1573955
  • Title of Journal : NEUROLOGICAL RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.413-418


Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate dynamic thiol-disulphide homeostasis as a novel oxidative stress parameter in patients with Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS). Methods: A total of 130 participants were included in this study, 70 of whom were diagnosed with GBS. Total thiol (-SH+-S-S-) and native thiol (-SH) levels in serum were measured in all patients and healthy individuals. Amount of dynamic disulphide bond were calculated from these values. In the GBS patients, disability status was determined by the Hughes and Medical Research Center (MRC) sum scores at the time of admission and 3 months thereafter. Results: Total and native thiol levels were significantly lower in patients with GBS compared with healthy individuals. There was no statistically significant difference in the number of dynamic disulphide bonds between groups. There was a negative correlation between total thiol levels in patients with GBS and Hughes scores at month 3. Discussion: Oxidative stress is among the molecular changes underlying the pathogenesis of GBS. In this study, we have investigated the dynamic thiol-disulfide homeostasis in patients with epilepsy using a new method in the literature. Also, functional recovery in Guillain-Barre syndrome patients could be promoted by increasing antioxidant activity.