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Inflammation contributes to the pathogenesis of acute kidney injury (AKI). IL-33 is a proinflammatory cytokine, but its role in AKI is unknown. Here we observed increased protein expression of full-length IL-33 in the kidney following induction of AKI with cisplatin. To determine whether IL-33 promotes injury, we administered soluble ST2 (sST2), a fusion(More)
Psoriasis is a common chronic and recurrent inflammatory skin disease with unknown etiology that has been associated with abnormal plasma lipid metabolism and oxidative stress. There are controversial results in the previous studies investigating oxidant/antioxidant systems in psoriasis.The aim of this work was to evaluate dyslipidemia, oxidative stress,(More)
AIM To assess the prevalence of hepatitis B and C viruses among Turkish patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus and to determine the risk factors affecting the prevalence in these patient groups. METHODS This study included 630 diabetic and 314 nondiabetic patients. Serologic testing for anti-hepatitis C virus (anti-HCV) and HbsAg was done using(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine whether (1) levels of urinary kidney injury molecule-1 (KIM-1), a transmembrane protein and biomarker for renal tubular damage, increase in children with of vesicoureteral reflux (VUR), and (2) if KIM-1 predicts the grade of renal scarring in children with VUR. METHODS The study included 59 VUR patients with renal scarring, 5 VUR(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES Relationship of trace elements with obesity and diabetes is complex, alterations in their metabolism can be induced by the diseases and their complications. To study the role of the trace elements in diabetes and obesity, serum trace elements levels (Cr, Se, Fe, Zn, Cu and Mn) were measured in obese women with or without diabetes as(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiovascular risk is increased in the early stages of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and also found to be ongoing in renal transplant (Rtx) patients. As a sign of atherosclerosis, increased carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) has been widely accepted as a strong predictor of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and mortality in CKD patients. A novel(More)
OBJECTIVES Cardiovascular risk is increased in the early stages of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and is also found to be ongoing in renal transplant (Rtx) patients. As a sign of atherosclerosis, increased carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) has been widely accepted as a strong predictor of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and mortality in the end-stage renal(More)
Background/Aims: Atherosclerosis and inflammation are the most important risk factors in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Pentraxin-3 (PTX-3) was shown to predict inflammation and atherosclerosis in ESRD patients. However, the role of renal transplantation (Rtx) in terms of atherogenesis is(More)
We investigated serum homocysteine, arginine, citrulline and asymmetric dimethyl arginine (ADMA) levels and conducted a histopathologic examination of the abdominal aorta in rats given acrylamide (AA) for long periods. We used 25 male and 25 female Wistar rats. Females were divided into three groups; two were experimental groups and one was the control(More)