Adnan Yüksel

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This prospective study was carried out to determine changes in the antioxidant system in epileptic children receiving long term antiepileptic drugs (AEDs). Levels of erythrocyte glutathione (GSH), glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px), superoxide dismutase (SOD) and serum lipid peroxidation were determined in 25 healthy children and 30 epileptic children who had(More)
Some epileptic drugs may change antioxidant enzyme activities in humans and experimental animals. Recent studies suggest that membrane lipid peroxidation may be causally involved in some forms of epilepsy, and the differences are reported in free radical scavenging enzyme levels. GSHpX, SOD, GSH are important parameters of antioxidant defence mechanisms.(More)
The aim of this study was to measure changes in the antioxidant systems of epileptic children who had been receiving either valproate or carbamazepine monotherapy for 2 years. For this purpose, levels of erythrocyte glutathione, glutathione peroxidase, superoxide dismutase, and serum lipid peroxidation in 25 healthy children and 27 children who had(More)
Because of their favorable action profiles in humans, both memantine and melatonin are particularly interesting candidates as neuroprotectants in acute ischemic stroke. Until now, the signaling mechanisms mediating memantine's neuroprotective actions remained essentially uninvestigated. In addition, we have combined memantine with melatonin, which is a(More)
To evaluate renal tubular function in children receiving antiepileptic drugs the urinary activity of two lysosomal enzymes, N-acetyl-beta-glucosaminidase and beta-galactosidase, were measured. The enzyme levels were determined before the administration of antiepileptic drugs and 8 months after. Fourteen epileptic children received valproate, and 17 received(More)
Thyroid hormones and pituitary function were assessed in 49 children with epilepsy who were receiving either a single medication of carbamazepine, phenobarbital and valproate or a combination of carbamazepine with phenobarbital or valproate. All therapeutic regimens except valproate monotherapy were associated with low levels of circulating thyroxine, free(More)
We report an eleven years old boy and his fourteen years old brother who both have trisomy 9p syndrome. Their cytogenetic analysis using GTL-banding showed 46,XY,der(22)add(22)(p11) karyotype. Cytogenetic analysis of their mother and sister revealed a karyogram designated as 46,XX,t(9;22) (9pter-->9p12::22p11-->22qter). With the help of FISH technique, the(More)
Sandhoff disease is a severe form of GM2 gangliosidosis that is caused by the deficiency of both hexosaminidase A and B. Startle reaction, hypotonia, psychomotor retardation, and blindness are the main clinical features. Presented are computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging findings of four patients with Sandhoff disease diagnosed by enzymatic(More)
We report a 4-year-old Turkish boy with Warburg Micro syndrome born to consanguineous parents. He had ptosis, deep-set eyes, microphthalmia, microcornea, microcephaly, prominent ears and nasal root, micrognathia, hypertrichosis, spastic diplegia, skin hyperextensibility and joint hypermobility, hypogenitalism, cerebral atrophy and hypoplasia of corpus(More)
Melatonin is synthesized and released by the pineal gland in a circadian rhythm, and many of its peripheral actions are mediated via membrane MT1 and MT2 receptors. Apart from its metabolic functions, melatonin is a potent neuroprotective molecule owing to its antioxidative actions. The roles of MT1 and MT2 in the neuroprotective effects of melatonin and(More)