Alaadin Polat

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The toxicity of gentamicin (GEN) in the kidney seems to relate to the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE) has been demonstrated to have antioxidant, free radical scavenger and anti-inflammatory effects. It has been proposed that antioxidant maintain the concentration of reduced glutathione (GSH) may restore the(More)
OBJECTIVE Endothelins (ET) can be considered stress-responsive regulators working in paracrine and autocrine fashion. It has been suggested that elevated levels of ET may be responsible for the low coronary re-flow phenomena. Ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) was shown to stimulate ET release in rat heart; however, the mechanism(s) of this effect has not been(More)
Occlusion of coronary artery causes cardiomyocyte dysfunction. Reperfusion relieves ischemia by providing cells with metabolites and oxygen, thereby preventing extensive tissue damage. Although reperfusion salvages the myocardium, it also initiates a series of events including myocardial apoptosis and necrosis. The common inducers of apoptosis include(More)
BACKGROUND Ischemia-reperfusion (IR) injury of the liver may cause various types of damage to hepatic tissues. It can affect the prognosis of patients and the success of an operation. Dexmedetomidine is a selective α2 receptor agonist. We investigated whether dexmedetomidine provides protection against IR-induced liver injury in rats. METHODS Forty rats(More)
This study was designed to investigate the protective effects of sitagliptin on renal damage induced by renal ischemia reperfusion (I/R) in rats. For this, rats were randomly divided into four groups (n = 8): (1) sham group, in which the rats only underwent right nephrectomy; (2) right nephrectomy and left kidney ischemia (1 h) and reperfusion (24 h) group(More)
Nitric oxide (NO) has a role in the etiopathogenesis of hypertension. Relaxation of vascular smooth muscles is failed when NO production is reduced leading to increased vascular peripheral resistance. N sup omega nitro-L-arginine methyl ester (L-NAME) is one of the inhibitors of NO production. The aim of this study was to investigate oxidant-antioxidant(More)
Despite extensive studies, there is no effective treatment currently available other than pirfenidone for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. A protective effect of pantothenic acid and its derivatives on cell damage produced by oxygen radicals has been reported, but it has not been tested in bleomycin (BLM)--induced pulmonary fibrosis in rats. Therefore, we(More)
We aimed to investigate the preventive and therapeutic effect of apocynin (APO) on bleomycin (BLC)-induced lung injury in rats. Rats were assigned into groups as follows: control group; APO group, 20 mg/kg APO was given intraperitoneal for 29 days; BLC-1 and BLC-2 groups, a single intratracheal injection of BLC (2.5 mg/kg); APO+BLC-preventive group, 20(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS This experimental study was designed to investigate protective and therapeutic effects of Dexpanthenol (Dxp), an alcoholic analogue of pantothenic acid, on kidney damage induced by ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) in rats. METHODS Forty rats were randomly divided into a control group and 4 I/R groups (1 h ischemia followed by 23 h reperfusion).(More)
We aimed to investigate the preventive and treatment effect of molsidomine (MOL) on bleomycin (BLC)-induced lung injury in rats. Rats were assigned into groups as follows: control group; MOL group, 10 mg/kg MOL was continued orally for 29 day; BLC group, a single intratracheal injection of BLC (2.5 mg/kg), MOL+BLC-preventive group, 10 mg/kg MOL was(More)