Explorative study of interleukin levels in the human cornea

  title={Explorative study of interleukin levels in the human cornea},
  author={Jakob Becker and Sabine Salla and U. Dohmen and Claudia Redbrake and M. Reim},
  journal={Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology},
• Background: The presence of interleukins has been demonstrated in the cornea and other ocular tissues. Although pathogenic mechanisms are unknown, interleukins seem to be involved in inflammatory disorders of the cornea. The present study was undertaken to analyse concentrations of interleukin- Iβ (IL-1β) and interleukin-6 (IL-6) in human corneas with various clinical diagnoses. • Methods: Immediately after keratoplasty 127 explanted human corneas with various corneal diseases were snap… CONTINUE READING