Preliminary data indicate Singulair as potential diabetic retinopathy therapy

SAN FRANCISCO — Leukotriene B4 receptor 1 levels, leukotriene B4 generation and superoxide production may be potential pathogenic markers for diabetic retinopathy in young patients with type 1 diabetes, according to study data presented here.The preliminary data also suggested that Singulair (montelukast sodium, Merck), a selective and orally active leukotriene receptor antagonist that inhibits the cysteinyl leukotriene CysLT1 receptor, may be a potential therapy for diabetic retinopathy.

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