Bünyamin Kaptanoğlu

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INTRODUCTION The diagnosis of sepsis in critically ill patients is challenging because traditional markers of infection are often misleading. The present study was conducted to determine the procalcitonin level at early diagnosis (and differentiation) in patients with systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) and sepsis, in comparison with C-reactive(More)
In this study, we investigated the effects of acute exercise on tissue levels of iron, magnesium, and uric acid of rats. Twenty adult Wistar albino rats were used for the study. They were divided into two groups: controls (n=10) and the study group (n=10). The study group was left into a small water pool and allowed to do swimming exercise for 30 min while(More)
Growth hormone (GH) and insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) are closely related molecules. Insulin-like growth factor-binding protein-3 (IGFBP-3) is a main molecule that binds IGF-I. GH, IGF-I and IGFBP-3 have important roles in growth and development. In this study, we investigated the effects of exercise during pregnancy on maternal plasma levels of GH,(More)
In this study, it was aimed to investigate the differences in blood lipid fractions which are important risk factors for atherosclerosis and to show how the levels of serum albumin, uric acid, ionized calcium, inorganic phosphorus change with exercises between sportsmen and sedanters. 25 sportsmen and 25 sedanters (13 male, 12 female in each group) aged(More)
P-glycoprotein (Pgp) is encoded by the multidrug resistance gene (MDR1) in humans and is the product of MDR1. It is expressed in various tissues and is related to drug distribution in intestinal erythrocytes, capillary endotel of brain, proximal tubules cells of kidneys and liver canalicular cells. Expression of Pgp is affected by Pgp polymorphism, and exon(More)
In this study we first aimed to investigate the value of soluble transferrin receptor levels (sTfR) in healthy, iron deficient and beta thalassemia trait children and to determine whether sTfR is a useful indicator of iron deficiency. Secondly, we investigated the effects of iron supplementation of sTfR levels in a group of iron deficient children. Third(More)
Effects of calcium channel blocker flunarizine on spinal monosynaptic reflexes were investigated in spinal cats. Flunarizine was administered locally into the spinal cord (10, 50, 100 microM) and intraperitoneally (5, 10, 20 mg/kg). Adult cats (n = 10), weighing 1.5-3 kg were anesthetized with ketamine (50 mg/kg, i.m.) and artificially ventilated. Animals(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Thyroid hormones have important roles in normal growth and skeletal muscle development. IGF-I is one of the most important growth factors and is needed for the proliferation and development of thyroid cells. It stimulates fibroblasts, follicular and endothelia cells in thyroid gland. It has been shown that thyroid hormones play an(More)
Humans are constantly exposed to cadmium (Cd) as a result of the increase in air pollution and cigaret use. Zinc (Zn), which is an essential element for the metabolism of and the constituent of many enzymes, causes growth retardation in the deficiency status so at present it is often added to the diet without measuring blood levels of this element. We also(More)