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Bratislava Medical Journal Vol.118, No.3, p.137-141, 2017

Title: Investigation of procalcitonin, IL-6, oxidative stress index (OSI) plasma and tissue levels in experimental mild and severe pancreatitis in rats
Author: M. Soyalp, M. Yalcin, V. Oter, A. Ozgonul


AIM: This study was planned to evaluate blood and tissue levels of procalcitonin, IL-6 and Oxidative Stress Index (OSI), which have a role in the pathophysiology of inflammation, in rats with experimental mild and severe pancreatitis.
MATERIAL AND METHODS: Thirty male Wistar Albino rats were included in the study and the rats were equally divided into the three groups. After 1, 5 and 24 hours, blood was obtained from the tail of all rats and samples were taken from pancreas tissue after 24 hours. Amylase, lipase, AST, ALT, WBC, LDH, glucose, total bilirubin, direct bilirubin, GGT, ALP and TNF-α, Procalcitonin and IL-6 levels were evaluated from blood and tissue specimens.
RESULTS: The mild pancreatitis group (group 1) and the severe pancreatitis group (group 3) were compared according to the OSI, Amylase, Lipase, Pct, IL-6, AST, ALT, Glucose, WBC, LDH and Tnf-α levels. In the severe pancreatitis group, a statistically significant increase was detected compared to the mild pancreatitis group (p < 0.05).

There was no statistically significant difference in TOS, T.Bil, D.Bil, GGT and ALP values (p > 0.05). Statistically significant increase was observed in severe pancreatitis group according to OSI, Amylase, Lipase, Pct, IL-6, LDH, WBC and TNF-α levels samples obtained from pancreatic tissues, compared to mild pancreatitis group (p < 0.05).
CONCLUSION: In conclusion, our study showed that OSI, TNF-α, IL-6 and procalcitonin levels increases proportionally with the severity of pancreatitis. This also suggests that OSI, TNF-α, IL-6 and procalcitonin are the guiding substances in acute pancreatitis, and that this damage increases as the duration and severity of the pathological process increase. However, this result must be confirmed with more detailed and broadly planned future studies (Fig. 3, Ref. 25).

Keywords: acute pancreatitis, procalcitonin, IL-6, TNF-α, amylase, lipase
Published online: 14-Mar-2017
Year: 2017, Volume: 118, Issue: 3 Page From: 137, Page To: 141

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