Bayram Yilmaz

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The complex relationship between sex hormones and immune function suggests that sex hormone deficiency and estrogen replacement therapy (ERT) in post-menopausal women may have pleiotropic effects on immune function. For this reason, we aimed to investigate short-term effects of surgical menopause and ERT on immunity profile in peri-menopausal women.(More)
Although the main source of circulating ghrelin is the stomach, it is also present in physiologically relevant amounts in the hypothalamus. It is reported that pharmacological doses of melatonin decrease blood levels of ghrelin. Thus, melatonin (MT) may be a candidate for the regulation of ghrelin synthesis in the brain. This study was therefore undertaken(More)
The neural control and mutual interrelationships among individual factors involved in the regulation of food intake and simultaneously related to reproduction are far from being understood. We have suggested that at least some of the effects of orexigenic and anorexigenic peptides might be mediated via noradrenaline release in the paraventricular nucleus(More)
Because of their favorable action profiles in humans, both memantine and melatonin are particularly interesting candidates as neuroprotectants in acute ischemic stroke. Until now, the signaling mechanisms mediating memantine's neuroprotective actions remained essentially uninvestigated. In addition, we have combined memantine with melatonin, which is a(More)
Opiate abuse has been a matter of serious concern in male adolescents. This study investigates the effects of chronic morphine administration on serum luteinizing hormone (LH), follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), testosterone levels, testicular histology, and body and testes weight in developing male rats. Animals were subcutaneously injected with morphine(More)
In this study, plasma progesterone concentrations in a total of 45 Ivesi sheep were investigated during pregnancy and at parturition. Blood samples were collected from all the sheep studied every 20 days commencing on the 30th day of pregnancy. Plasma progesterone levels were determined by radioimmunoassay. During the second half of the pregnancy,(More)
Exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) is known to suppress immune system function and this action is usually ascribed to dioxin-like PCBs that act via the Ah receptor. We have studied the effects of one ortho-substituted, non-dioxin-like PCB (PCB 52) and one coplanar, dioxin-like congener (PCB 77) on properties of thymocytes acutely isolated from(More)
Neurotoxicity of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) is usually ascribed to the ortho-substituted congeners. We have examined the effects of acute perfusion of 3,3',4,4'-tetrachlorobiphenyl (PCB 77), a coplanar, dioxin-like congener, on long-term potentiation (LTP) in the Schaffer collateral-CA1 and the mossy fiber-CA3 pathways in mouse hippocampus. LTP in(More)
Apart from its effect on the regulation of reproductive function, recent studies indicate that kisspeptin may play roles in the antioxidant defense system. The antioxidant defense system and oxidative stress contribute to the etiology and pathogenesis of neuronal cell death after brain injury. We have investigated the postacute effect of kisspeptin-10 on(More)
Phenytoin sodium (PHT Na(+)) is a potent antiepileptic drug against epileptic seizures and is used as a prophylactic treatment in traumatic brain injury. PHT Na(+) leads to the formation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), and DNA is a crucial molecular target of ROS-initiated toxicity. Melatonin and its metabolites possess free-radical-scavenging activity.(More)