Ahmet Yilmaz

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Toll-like receptors (TLRs) play an important role in the recognition of microbial components. Only chicken TLR2 and -4 have been reported in the literature. The objectives of this study were to identify new chicken TLRs and to evaluate evolutionary significance of these receptors. Searching chicken genomic databases and DNA sequencing revealed five new(More)
BACKGROUND Multilocular cystic nephroma (CN) is a benign kidney tumour and is part of a family of kidney neoplasms including cystic partially differentiated nephroblastoma and Wilms tumour (WT). CN is rarely familial or bilateral, but it occurs in about 10% of families where pleuropulmonary blastoma (PPB) is present. Recently, germline mutations in DICER1(More)
BACKGROUND Herbal products have been widely used by many patients with cardiovascular problems solely expecting benefit out of them. Since, it is important to consider patients' needs and believes to prevent breaking off the relationship of patients and physicians, we conducted a survey on patients admitted to our outpatient Cardiology department. METHODS(More)
Chemokines and their receptors play important roles in host defense, organogenesis, hematopoiesis, and neuronal communication. Forty-two chemokines and 19 cognate receptors have been found in the human genome. Prior to this report, only 11 chicken chemokines and 7 receptors had been reported. The objectives of this study were to systematically identify(More)
During the 14-year period from 1984 to 1997 there were 85 firearm fatalities investigated by the Department of Forensic Medicine and the Department of Pathology in Edirne, Turkey. We determined the characteristics of these 85 firearm deaths which comprised 17.03% of all medicolegal autopsies. The overall incidence was 1.58 per 100,000 population. The median(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS OF THE STUDY The presence of significant atherosclerotic coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients with valvular heart disease is an important predictor of perioperative mortality. The prevalence of CAD in patients undergoing valvular heart surgery is 20-40% in industrialized countries. The study aim was to determine CAD prevalence in(More)
Although hypothyroid myopathy is seen frequently and the relationship with autoimmune hypothyroidism and myasthenia gravis is well known, specific forms of hypothyroid myopathy such as Hoffman's syndrome (HS) are rarely described. Here we describe a 40-year-old patient with Hashimoto thyroiditis showing symptoms and signs of two discrete forms of(More)
Levosimendan is a relatively new cardiac inotropic agent with calcium sensitizing activity. This study was conducted to investigate the effects of levosimendan (L) and dobutamine (D) on renal function in patients hospitalized with decompensated heart failure (HF). The present study included 88 consecutive patients hospitalized with acutely decompensated HF(More)
The objective of this retrospective study was to investigate the incidence and clinical implications of multinucleation in blastomeres biopsied from cleavage-stage embryos obtained from patients undergoing preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) for aneuploidies or preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) for translocations or single-gene defects (SGD). A(More)
Insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) is an anabolic polypeptide involved in reproductive performance in several species. The objectives of this study were to determine relationships of pregnancy rate, and age of heifers at puberty and at first calving with serum IGF-I concentration in Angus beef cattle. Data were obtained from an ongoing divergent selection(More)