Cengiz Bayçu

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The protective effects of betaine in ethanol hepatotoxicity were investigated in 24 female wistar albino rats. Animals were divided into three groups: control, ethanol and ethanol + betaine group. Animals were fed liquid diets and consumed approximately 60 diet per day. Rats were fed ethanol 8 kg(- 1) day(- 1). The ethanol + betaine group were fed ethanol(More)
BACKGROUND The aim is to determine the mechanism of non-hindbrain-related syringomyelia in experimental models. The effects of obstruction of central canal and subarachnoid space on occurrence of cavities were discussed. METHODS 31 Sprague-Dawley rats were used with eight (Group D) as a control. In 10 rats (Group A) 1.5 microl kaolin was microinjected(More)
BACKGROUND Neurological injury because of transient cerebral ischemia is a potential complication of cardiovascular surgery. In this study, the neuroprotective effects of L-carnitine, vitamin E, and the combination of these agents on ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury were determined in a rat model of transient global cerebral I/R. METHODS Rats were(More)
We studied the effect of oxygen-free radicals on fracture healing. 30 male rats were divided into 2 groups: 15 rats were given saline 5 mL/kg i.p. (control group) and 15 were given zymosan 100 mg/kg i.p. to induce oxygen-free radicals through stimulation of NADPH oxidase in polymorphonuclear leucocytes. 1 hour later, the right forelimbs of the rats were(More)
This study was designed to estimate protective effects of silymarin on acetaminophen (N-acetyl-p-aminophenol, paracetamol; APAP)-induced hepatotoxicity and nephrotoxicity in mice. Treatment of mice with overdose of APAP resulted in the elevation of aspartate aminotransferase (AST), alanine transaminase (ALT), blood urea nitrogen (BUN), and serum creatinine(More)
In the study, the effects of relatively high single-dose of Ochratoxin A (OTA) and the antioxidant effects of Melatonin (Mel) and Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) on OTA-induced oxidative damages in rats were investigated. A total of 28 male Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into four groups of 7 rats each: Control, OTA, Mel+OTA and CoQ10+OTA groups. Malondialdehyde(More)
In the present study chitosan based gel formulations containing Egg Yolk Oil (EYO) and Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF) were formulated successfully aiming at enhanced topical treatment of dermal burns the combination of traditional approaches with modern drug delivery systems. Physicochemical properties of the formulations were analyzed and efficacy of the(More)
AIM To evaluate the protective/ameliorative effects of vitamin E (vit E) on ethane dimethane sulfonate (EDS)-induced testicular toxicity in rats. METHODS The rats were assigned to eight groups, seven rats in each, and were injected intraperitoneally with vehicle, a single dose of ethane dimethane sulfonate (EDS) (75 mg/kg bodyweight), vit E (100 mg/kg(More)
Stem cell therapies are important treatment methodologies used in many areas of experimental or clinical medicine. In recent studies of cancer models, Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) suppressed the growth of cancer cells. However, also in some studies, stem cell treatments have been shown to induce cancer formation, increase tumor volume, induce the formation(More)
Various stressful stimuli cause mast cell degranulation. Hemorrhagic shock is one such stressful stimulus which may cause mast cell degranulation and histamine release. Histamine may be involved in the pathophysiology of hemorrhage. It was reported that there are large amounts of histamine in the anterior and posterior lobes of the pituitary and the(More)