Ayşegul Kuçuk

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Renal ischemia and reperfusion injury is the major cause of acute renal failure and may also be involved in the development and progression of some forms of chronic kidney disease. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether doxycycline, a member of the tetracycline family of antibiotics, protects kidney tissue or not. 36 Sprague-Dawley rats (200–250 g)(More)
OBJECTIVE Recently, it has reported that nebivolol might be useful in the treatment of diabetes mellitus foot ulcers. The aim of this study was to examine treatment of the wounds in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats with topical nebivolol. METHODS Two 15 × 15 mm-sized wounds were created in 56 streptozotocin-induced rats. A total of 56 diabetic wounds(More)
Ebselen is an organoselenium compound which has strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. We investigated the neuroprotective role of ebselen pretreatment in rats with experimental sciatic nerve ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury. Adult male Sprague Dawley rats were divided into four groups (N = 7 in each group). Before sciatic nerve I/R was induced,(More)
BACKGROUND Hepatic ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury is a major complication in clinical practice. Previous studies suggest that statins have pleiotropic effects in addition to cholesterol-lowering effects. In this study, we aimed to investigate the hepatoprotective role of two different doses of simvastatin (SV) pretreatment in rats with experimental(More)
Laparoscopic surgery techniques have been increasingly preferred to classic laparotomy by surgeons since 1987. However, this method may have some side effects on different intraabdominal organs including kidneys. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effects of different pressures of CO2 on p53 related apoptosis in kidneys. Totally 24 male rats were(More)
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the protective effects of the NF-кB inhibition with pyrrolidine-dithiocarbamate (PDTC) in ischemia–reperfusion (I/R) injury in the rat bladder. Twenty-four Sprague-Dawley male rats were divided into three groups. Group I; (n = 8) control, group II; (n = 8) I/R group; group III (n = 8) I/R and PDTC treatment.(More)
The effect of arsenic bioaccumulation in liver, kidney, skin, muscle, and intestinal tissues of mirror carp (Cyprinus carpio carpio) was investigated on lipid peroxidation and certain antioxidant enzyme activities. In this study, three aquarium groups were formed from mirror carp: control group, 0.5-, and 1-mg/L arsenic concentrations. The fish were(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of iloprost (IL) on ischemia-reperfusion injury in a rodent model. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty-four Wistar Albino rats were randomized into four groups (n = 6). Laparotomy was performed in all groups under general anesthesia. Only laparotomy was applied in group S (Sham). Ischemia-reperfusion(More)
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