Bilgehan Pekiner

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Hyperglycemia leads to excess production of reactive oxygen species (ROS), lipid peroxidation and protein glycation that may impair cellular calcium homeostasis and results in calcium sequestration and dysfunction in diabetic tissues. Stobadine (ST) is a pyridoindole antioxidant has been postulated as a new cardio- and neuroprotectant. This study was(More)
Fatty acids were estimated in plasma and red blood cell membrane in rats, rabbits, dogs and humans. The fatty acid pattern of plasma and red blood cell membrane was similar in all species and humans with little exceptions. C18:2 was higher in plasma than red blood cell membrane whereas C20:4 was higher in red blood cell membrane than plasma except rabbit.(More)
A portion of glucokinase appeared to be co-localized with actin filaments in the cytoplasm of cultured rat hepatocytes incubated with 25 mM glucose. When liver- or islet-type glucokinase was transiently expressed in COS-7 cells, the expressed glucokinase was also co-localized with actin filaments in the cytoplasm of these transfected cells. Although(More)
Hyperglycemia leads to excess production of reactive oxygen species (ROS), lipid peroxidation and protein glycation that may impair cellular calcium homeostasis and results in calcium sequestration and dysfunction in diabetic tissues. Stobadine (ST) is a pyridoindole antioxidant has been postulated as a new cardioand neuroprotectant. This study was(More)
Haemolysis induced by a free radical initiator (4,4'azobis-(4-cyanovaleric acid) has been studied with transfusion blood. Azobis cyanovaleric acid caused an increase in haemolysis. The effect of alpha- and gamma-tocopherol, 2,2,5,7,8 pentamethyl-6-chromanol and 2,2,7,8 tetramethyl-6-chromanol on the red blood cell haemolysis was studied. There was little(More)
Kidney Ca(2+)-ATPase activity was altered in streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic rats. Male rats, 200-250 g, were rendered diabetic by injection of STZ 45 mg/kg body weight via the tail vein. Following injection, control rats and diabetic rats at 1, 4, 8 or 15 weeks were sacrificed. Kidney tissues were obtained for the isolation of Ca(2+)-ATPase.(More)
Healthy individual were given 2 g of vitamin C per day for 2 months. Whole blood iron, ascorbic acid, hemoglobin, and serum ceruloplasmin were determined at the beginning, and 1 or 2 months after the start of the experiment. The concentration of ascorbic acid was observed to increase significantly in the blood, while blood iron, hemoglobin, and serum(More)
The aldose reductase enzyme, involved in the sorbitol pathway which is an important mechanism in regulation of mammalian glucose metabolism, has been known to play a significant role in the initiation of diabetic complications. Numerous chemical substances have been prepared in order to improve the pharmacological profile of inhibition of aldose reductase(More)
Microsomal Ca2+-ATPase activity was studied in control and streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic rat livers. Male rats were rendered diabetic by injection of STZ (45 mg/kg body weight) via the tail vein. Diabetic rats at 1, 4, 8, 10 or 15 wk and control rats were sacrificed. Liver tissues were obtained for the isolation of Ca2+-ATPase. Ca2+-ATPase activity(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the effects of exposure to 6 chemical agents on the permeability of latex gloves by dye permeability test and to qualitatively evaluate the microscopic changes in the ultrastructure of the gloves. METHOD AND MATERIALS The middle fingers of 35 medium-sized, nonsterile latex gloves were used. The chemical agents tested were eugenol, 5%(More)