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Melatonin has recently been suggested as an antioxidant that may protect neurons from oxidative stress. Acute ethanol administration produces both lipid peroxidation as an indicator of oxidative stress in the brain and impairs water-maze performance in spatial learning and memory tasks. The present study investigated the effect of melatonin against(More)
Human leukocyte antigen (HLA) B27 has a strong association with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and other spondyloarthropathies. More than 70 subtypes of HLA B27 have been described. The present study investigated B27 subtype distribution among B27-positive patients with AS classified according to the modified New York criteria and healthy controls.(More)
Paracetamol was shown to induce hepatotoxicity or more severe fatal acute hepatic damage. Agomelatine, commonly known as melatonin receptor agonist, is a new antidepressant, which resynchronizes circadian rhythms with subjective and objective improvements in sleep quality and architecture, as melatonin does. In the present study, it was aimed to evaluate(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the potential nephroprotective role of agomelatine in rat renal tissue in cases of contrast-induced nephrotoxicity (CIN). The drug's action on the antioxidant system and proinflammatory cytokines, superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity, levels of glutathione (GSH) and malondialdehyde (MDA) and the gene expression of interleukin-6 (IL-6),(More)
This study investigated possible role of U-II and its receptor expression in inflammation by using UTR agonist and antagonist in carrageenan induced acute inflammation. Rats were divided into 5 groups as (1) Healthy control, (2) Carrageenan control, (3) Carrageenan +Indomethacin 20mg/kg, orally, (4) Carrageenan +AC7954 (U-II receptor agonist,(More)
Sepsis and sepsis-related acute lung injuries (ALIs) are one of the main causes of death among hospitalized patients. Renin–angiotensin–aldosterone system (RAAS) has been reported to have role in sepsis. However, there is no study on aliskiren, a renin inhibitor, on sepsis-induced ALI. We aimed to investigate the potential protective effects of aliskiren in(More)
Increased oxidative stress and hemorheological disturbances may play very important roles in the development of microangiopathies in diabetes mellitus. This study was designed to determine the healing effect of melatonin on hemorheological parameters and diabetic nephropathy in streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic rats. Wistar male rats were divided into(More)
The aim of this study was to examine the effects of amlodipine (AML) in rat testicular torsion/detorsion damage. In this study, rats were divided into eight groups: (i) sham; (ii) testicular ischaemia, 2 h of ischaemia; (iii) testicular ischaemia/reperfusion (I/R), 2 h of ischaemia followed by 2 h of reperfusion; (iv) ischaemia + AML (5 mg kg(-1))(More)
PURPOSE Previously blocking the renin angiotensin system (RAAS) has been effective in the prevention of gastric damage. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the effects of aliskiren, and thus, direct renin blockage, in indomethacin-induced gastric damage model. METHODS Effects of aliskiren were evaluated in indomethacin-induced gastric(More)
BACKGROUND Acute subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is a neurological emergency with significant potential for long-term morbidity and mortality. Nesfatin-1 is a polypeptide which is found in various regions of the brain that play role in the feeding and metabolic regulation. OBJECTIVE So this study aimed to investigate if nesfatin-1 levels in patients with(More)