Pharmacologic modulation of acute uveitis with aminonicotinamide

George E. Marak, Theodore W. Sery, Dale Gregerson, Larry A. Donoso, Narsing A. Rao

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The hexose monophosphate shunt inhibitor 6-aminonicotinamide was observed to have an anti-inflammatory effect in the treatment of experimental uveitis. The electrons required for the reduction of molecular oxygen to superoxide radicals are generated by the pentose phosphate pathway in acute inflammatory cells. The inhibition of superoxide production is discussed as one of the potential antiphlogistic mechanisms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)111-116
Number of pages6
JournalOphthalmic Research
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1990


  • 6-Aminonicotinamide
  • Experimental uveitis
  • Hexose monophosphate shunt
  • Signal transduction
  • Superoxide anion
  • Toxic oxygen metabolites


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