Ayşegül Uysal

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We examined the effects of the phenothiazine derivative, chlorpromazine on thoracic aortic endothelial cell histology (14 h after LPS challenge) in a model of endotoxic shock in rats. Since excessive formation of tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) and oxygen-derived free radicals contribute to endothelial injury in endotoxemia, we also evaluated the(More)
Pinealectomy frequently produces spinal deformity in some animal models, but the precise biological mechanism of this phenomenon remains obscure. The current study investigated the effects of an autograft pineal body on the development of spinal deformity and serum melatonin (MLT) concentration after pinealectomy in the chicken. Thirty-six chickens (2 days(More)
Reactive oxygen metabolites and oxidized fatty acids are proinflammatory and are involved in the pathophysiology of atherosclerosis. Amlodipine, a unique third-generation dihydropyridine-type calcium channel blocker, seems to exert atheroprotective effects through its antioxidant properties related to its chemical structure and independent of its calcium(More)
Histopathological changes in the brains of embryos from female rats treated with nicotine during pregnancy and possible involvement of nitric oxide (NO) and catecholamines in the nicotine-induced abnormalities of developing brain were investigated. Sexually mature female Wistar rats were given 1, 2, and 3 mg/kg nicotine hydrogen tartrate (NHT)(More)
OBJECTIVE Effects of amlodipine on lipid peroxidation and alterations in glutathione and related enzymes in blood and aortic tissue were investigated in a cholesterol-induced atherosclerotic rabbit model. METHODS AND RESULTS New Zealand white male rabbits were fed with regular chow (group I), chow supplemented with I% cholesterol (group II), regular chow(More)
We carried out an experimental investigation of cartilage endplate vascularity of degenerated intervertebral discs produced by exogenous melatonin (MEL) treatment. Adult Swiss albino rats were divided into three groups: control, operated degeneration, and MEL treatment. There were five rats in each group and, using a posterior approach, cuts were made(More)
The hemoglobin-imprinted hydrogels were fabricated by using N-t-butylacrylamide (TBA) acrylamide (AAm) and itaconic acid (IA) monomers and hemoglobin (Hb, MW 65 kDa) imprinted molecule in pH buffer solutions (pH 4.0, 6.8 and 8.0). The nonimprinted hydrogels were also prepared at same conditions without Hb imprinting molecule. The effects of pH, initial(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze histomorphometric, densitometric and biochemical effects of melatonin on osteoporosis in ovariectomized rats. STUDY DESIGN Wistar rats were divided into 6 groups. Group C: control; Group I: bilateral ovariectomy (OVX); Group II: OVX + vehicle; Group III: OVX + 10 mg/kg/day melatonin (MLT); Group IV: OVX + 30 mg/kg/day MLT; Group V:(More)
Intervertebral disk (IVD) degeneration, a complex pathological condition of varying origins, causes low back pain. Degenerative changes in IVD tissue affect the adjacent vertebral structure, resulting in a decreased vertebral trabecular width. It has been suggested that transforming growth factor-beta 1 (TGF-beta(1)) may have a role in the repair of(More)
Collagen scar formation at the cut end of a peripheral nerve, an important problem in clinical practice for neurosurgeons, obstructs sprouting of axons into appropriate distal fascicles, and thereby limits the regeneration process. Researchers have attempted to control collagen accumulation and neuroma formation with various physical and chemical methods,(More)