Novel insights for systemic inflammation in sepsis and hemorrhage.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

The inflammatory responses in sepsis and hemorrhage remain a major cause of death. Clinically, it is generally accepted that shock in sepsis or hemorrhage differs in its mechanisms. However, the recognition of inflammatory cytokines as a common lethal pathway has become consent. Proinflammatory cytokines such as tumor necrosis factor (TNF) or high-mobility group box1 (HMGB1) are fanatically released and cause lethal multiorgan dysfunction. Inhibition of these cytokines can prevent the inflammatory responses and organ damage. In seeking potential anti-inflammatory strategies, we reported that ethyl pyruvate and alpha7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (alpha7nAChR) agonists effectively restrained cytokine production to provide therapeutic benefits in both experimental sepsis and hemorrhage. Here, we review the inflammatory responses and the anti-inflammatory strategies in experimental models of sepsis and hemorrhage, as they may have a consistent inflammatory pathway in spite of their different pathophysiological processes.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Cai, B; Deitch, EA; Ulloa, L

Published Date

  • 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 2010 /

Start / End Page

  • 642462 -

PubMed ID

  • 20628562

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC2902015

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1466-1861

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1155/2010/642462


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States