Jump to content

PubMed RSS Feed - - Oxidative stress and ferritin expression in the skin of patients with rosacea.


Recommended Posts

Related Articles

Oxidative stress and ferritin expression in the skin of patients with rosacea.

J Am Acad Dermatol. 2008 Nov 22;

Authors: Tisma VS, Basta-Juzbasic A, Jaganjac M, Brcic L, Dobric I, Lipozencic J, Tatzber F, Zarkovic N, Poljak-Blazi M

BACKGROUND: Rosacea is a common chronic light-sensitive inflammatory skin disease of unknown origin. The purpose of this work was to determine the parameters of oxidative stress, antioxidative capacity, and the pathophysiologic role of ferritin expression in skin cells of patients with rosacea. OBJECTIVES: The investigation consisted of measurements of serum peroxide levels, serum total antioxidative potential levels, and immunohistochemical analyses of ferritin in skin tissue samples. RESULTS: Serum peroxide levels were significantly higher and serum total antioxidative potential levels were significantly lower in patients with rosacea than in healthy control subjects (P < .05). Compared with control subjects, the number of ferritin-positive cells was significantly higher (P < .001) in skin samples from patients with rosacea, especially those with severe disease. LIMITATIONS: Patients with rosacea in the study were aged 30 to 70 years (average age was 56 years). Younger patients with flushing only were not included according to the request of the ethics committee, limiting the use of diagnostic biopsies only to the necessary cases. CONCLUSION: The statistically significant differences in the expression of ferritin, higher peroxide levels, and lower antioxidative potential support the onset of systemic oxidative stress in patients with rosacea.

PMID: 19028405 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.f...p;dopt=Abstract = URL to article

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Create New...

Important Information

Terms of Use