To clarify possible involvement of adrenomedullin in the pathophysiology of inflammation of eyes, we measured immunoreactive-adrenomedullin concentrations in the aqueous humor and plasma obtained from 14 control subjects and 56 patients with uveitis or vitreoretinal disorders. Immunoreactive-adrenomedullin levels in the aqueous humor were significantly elevated in patients with active uveitis, proliferative vitreoretinopathy and proliferative diabetic retinopathy, as compared with control subjects. The plasma immunoreactive-adrenomedullin levels were not significantly correlated with the aqueous humor levels. These findings suggest that adrenomedullin produced locally in the eyes is involved in the pathophysiology of uveitis and some proliferative vitreoretinal disorders.
- Retinal detachment
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience