Effect of melatonin and zinc on the immune response in experimental toxoplasma retinochoroiditis


Avunduk A. M. , Avunduk M. C. , Baltaci A. K. , Mogulkoc R.

OPHTHALMOLOGICA, vol.221, no.6, pp.421-425, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 221 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1159/000107504
  • Journal Name: OPHTHALMOLOGICA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.421-425
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: No

Abstract

Objectives: To investigate the possible effect of melatonin (MEL) and zinc on the immune response to Toxoplasma gondii retinochoroiditis in the rat model of infection and to establish the possible value of artificial MEL and/or zinc supplementation as adjunctive therapeutic agents in the treatment of T. gondii retinochoroiditis.