Burcak Vural

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No disease-specific neuronal antibodies have so far been defined in neuro-Behçet's disease (NBD). Immunohistochemistry and immunocytochemistry studies showed antibodies to hippocampal and cerebellar molecular layers and the surface antigens of cultured hippocampal neurons in sera and/or cerebrospinal fluids (CSF) of 13 of 20 NBD and 6 of 20 BD patients but(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS To better characterize progressive encephalomyelitis with rigidity and myoclonus (PERM) syndrome and identify novel PERM phenotypes. METHODS The clinical features and antibody status of PERM patients were investigated using immunoblots, cell-based assays, RIA, protein macroarray and ELISA. RESULTS Two patients with supratentorial(More)
The most common cause of intraperitoneal adhesions which may result in infertility and intestinal obstruction is previous abdominal surgery. Surgical trauma of the peritoneum in the absence of infection elicits a rapid and transient influx of polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMN) into the peritoneal cavity. The role of neutrophils in intraperitoneal adhesion(More)
Efforts for the identification of diagnostic autoantibodies for neuro-Behcet's disease (NBD) have failed. Screening of NBD patients' sera with protein macroarray identified mitochondrial carrier homolog 1 (Mtch1), an apoptosis-related protein, as a potential autoantigen. ELISA studies showed serum Mtch1 antibodies in 68 of 144 BD patients with or without(More)
Although complexin 1 (CPLX1) is not known as an inflammation factor, recent identification of a complexin 1 (CPLX1) polymorphism in Behçet's disease (BD) has sparked an interest in the role of this molecule in autoinflammation. DNA samples were isolated from peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) of BD and neuro-Behçet's disease (NBD) patients and(More)
Objectives. In our study we aimed to determine VDR gene polymorphisms in patients with Behçet's disease (BD) and neuro-Behçet's disease (NBD) in Turkish population. Methods. PBL obtained from 37 patients with BD, 21 patients with NB, and 30 healthy controls were investigated. Genomic DNA was extracted from whole blood using the QIAamp Blood Kit. VDR ApaI(More)
To identify an antibody biomarker for prediction of conversion from radiologically isolated syndrome (RIS) to relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). Sera of 13 RIS patients were screened by a protein macroarray derived from human fetal brain cDNA library. Sequencing of a clone with the highest signal intensity revealed sorcin as a potential target(More)
BACKGROUND Anti-SOX2 antibody responses are observed in about 10 to 20% of small cell lung cancer (SCLC) patients. The aim of this study was to determine whether such responses reflect a particular pattern of SOX2 protein expression in the tumor and whether this pattern associates with clinical outcome. METHODS Paraffin embedded tumor tissues, obtained(More)
Autoimmune mechanisms have been implicated in the pathogenesis of headache and neurological deficits with cerebrospinal fluid lymphocytosis (HaNDL). Pooled sera of five HaNDL patients and 30 controls (10 multiple sclerosis patients, 10 migraine patients, 10 healthy controls) were screened by protein macroarray. All sera were also individually subjected to(More)
To identify an antibody biomarker for multiple sclerosis (MS) that can be used as a predictor of MS relapses. MS patients’ sera were screened by a protein macroarray derived from human fetal brain cDNA library (hEX1). Sera of 90 consecutive relapsing remitting MS (RRMS) patients and age-matched 145 Behçet’s disease (BD) patients, 40 infectious(More)
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