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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 cholesterol and triglycerides) and lipoproteins (HDL- and LDL-cholesterol) were estimated in breast cancer patients (n = 15) and benign breast disease (n = 15). Serum and(More)
OBJECTIVE To measure the levels of malondialdehyde (MDA), a marker of lipid peroxidation, in patients with breast and lung cancer. METHOD Analysis of plasma MDA, and serum uric acid, albumin, cholesterol and triglycerides in 26 breast and 12 lung cancer patients and 41 healthy controls. The effects of age, body mass index (BMI), and menopausal status on(More)
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 our study was to investigate the changes in oxidant status by measuring two different parameters; one was the level of malondialdehyde (MDA) as an index of lipid(More)
The objective of this study was to determine the changes in total plasma thiols (homocysteine, cysteine and cysteinylglycine), lipid peroxidation and nitric oxide concentrations during normal pregnancy. These variables were measured in 28 uncomplicated pregnant women at first, second and third trimesters and in 19 nonpregnant women. The mean concentrations(More)
Oxidative stress occurs in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass operation. The aim of this study was to investigate the difference in oxidative stress in off-pump versus on-pump coronary artery bypass surgery. In the present study, in serial blood samples, plasma malondialdehyde (MDA) as index of lipid peroxidation, red blood cells glutathione(More)
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's widespread action on different enzymes, peptides, transcriptional factors and cytokines involved in the various physiological steps of immune development and(More)
BACKGROUND Apart from being a risk factor for atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases, the latest research suggests homocysteine as a marker for cancer. We aimed to explore the clinical utility of plasma homocysteine levels as a marker in lung cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS Changes in serum total thiols and folate levels were investigated in newly diagnosed(More)
BACKGROUND Behçet's disease is a multisystemic immunoinflammatory disease with a wide variety of clinical manifestations, whereas recurrent aphthous stomatitis is a local oral disease. The aim of this study was to examine the distribution of homocysteine levels in patients with active Behçet's disease, possible association of homocysteine with nitric oxide(More)
We measured the levels of serum carotenoids (beta-carotene), total tocopherol (vitamin E), ascorbic acid and malondialdehyde (MDA) in newly diagnosed cancer cases. Levels of the antioxidants and MDA in serum samples from 208 subjects with cancer affecting different sites (59 breast, 38 head and neck, 46 genitourinary, 12 lung, 20 gastrointestinal and 33(More)
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 hypochlorous acid (HOCl) results in allantoin production. In this study, we measured the serum allantoin levels, oxidation products of uric acid, as a marker of free radical(More)