Thiol/Disulfide homeostasis in patients with rheumatoid arthritis


Tuzcu A., Baykara R. A. , Omma A., Acet G. K. , Dogan E., Cure M. C. , ...More

ROMANIAN JOURNAL OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, vol.57, no.1, pp.30-36, 2019 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 57 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.2478/rjim-2018-0025
  • Title of Journal : ROMANIAN JOURNAL OF INTERNAL MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.30-36

Abstract

Background. Oxidative stress may play an important role in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) etiopathogenesis. The thiol group is a very strong antioxidant. In this study, we aimed to investigate the presence of oxidative stress in patients with RA by evaluating thiol/disulfide homeostasis. Material and methods. A total of 50 female RA patients and 50 healthy female controls were included in this study. Thiol and disulfide values were calculated utilizing novel methods.