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Oxidative status in rheumatoid arthritis
The insufficiency of antioxidant defense systems and the acceleration of the oxidative reactions can be results of the pro-oxidant/antioxidant imbalance in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The aim of ourExpand
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Lipid peroxidation and antioxidant status in blood and tissue of malignant breast tumor and benign breast disease
Changes in the levels of malondialdehyde (MDA), nitrate and nitrite (as an index of nitric oxide production), lipid hydroperoxide (LOH), total antioxidant capacity (TAC), lipids (total cholesterolExpand
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Oxidation of Uric Acid in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Is Allantoin a Marker of Oxidative Stress?
Free radicals are implicated in many diseases including atherosclerosis, cancer and also in rheumatoid arthritis. Reaction of uric acid with free radicals, such as hydroxyl radical and hypochlorousExpand
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Prevalence of zinc deficiency and immune response in short-term hemodialysis.
Zinc is an essential trace element for many biological functions, including immune functions. The mechanism by which zinc may affect the immune system is certainly multifaceted, due to zinc'sExpand
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Tryptophan degradation and neopterin levels in treated rheumatoid arthritis patients
Increased kynurenine/tryptophan—reflects trytophan degradation—and neopterin levels have been regarded as a biochemical marker of cell-mediated immune response and inflammation. This study wasExpand
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Serum homocysteine levels and sildenafil 50 mg response in young-adult male patients without vascular risk factors.
The aim of the present study was to investigate serum homocysteine levels in patients with erectile dysfunction and to evaluate the relationship between serum homocysteine levels and response to theExpand
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Plasma total homocysteine and cysteine levels as cardiovascular risk factors in coronary heart disease.
OBJECTIVES As an important risk factor for coronary atherosclerosis, elevated plasma total homocysteine (t-hcy) concentration has recently received greater attention than have conventional riskExpand
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Plasma malondialdehyde (MDA) levels in breast and lung cancer patients
Objective: To measure the levels of malondialdehyde (MDA), a marker of lipid peroxidation, in patients with breast and lung cancer.
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Influence of gender on C-reactive protein, fibrinogen, and erythrocyte sedimentation rate in obstructive sleep apnea.
Inflammation is one of the pathophysiological pathways suggested for the development of cardiovascular disease in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The recurrent nocturnal episodes ofExpand
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Increased levels of 8-hydroxydeoxyguanosine and its relationship with lipid peroxidation and antioxidant vitamins in lung cancer
Abstract Background: Reactive oxygen species produced either endogenously or exogenously can attack lipids, proteins and DNA in human cells and cause potentially deleterious consequences. In recentExpand
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