Davut Sinan Kaplan

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Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a chronic lung disease with unknown etiology and pathogenesis. With high mortality risks, most of the IPF cases emerged after a damage of alveolar epithelium, where this situation stimulates the over expression of matrix components. Inflammatory process observed as a reaction to emerged damage. Prolidase as an(More)
Pulmonary fibrosis is a chronic disease. Urotensin II (U-II) is a new peptide with angiogenic and profibrotic features. Therefore, we aim to evaluate the antagonism of U-II with palosuran in an animal model and plan to measure U-II, endothelin-1 (ET-1), and transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1) and their association with lung fibrosis. Thirty Wistar male(More)
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a progressive and a life-threatening disease with its high morbidity and mortality ratios. On searching for new shining targets in pathogenesis, we noticed, in our previous studies, urotensin-II (UII) in systemic sclerosis with potent angiogenic and pro-fibrotic features. Owing to the mimicking properties of UII with(More)
BACKGROUND Portal hypertension is frequently associated with secondary hypersplenism, two common clinical manifestations of which are leukopenia and thrombocytopenia. Surgical portosystemic shunts alleviate portal hypertension but their effect on hypersplenism remains unpredictable. Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) is a minimally(More)
Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a disease characterized by skin and internal organ involvement. There is progressive accumulation of extracellular matrix components in the skin and involved organs. Tissue fibrosis is the prominent reason for mortality, and still, there is no satisfactory treatment. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of(More)
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a progressive and fatal disorder that any valuable advance in the management of diseases has crucial importance. The present study aimed to compare the Endothelin1 (ET1) inhibitor bosentan which is regarded as standard therapy with different dose regimens of palosuran which is urotensin-II (UII) inhibitor and explore(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) on osteoblastic bone formation and relapse during expansion of rat palatal sutures. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty-two Wistar rats were randomly allocated into two groups of 16 rats each. In the first group, LLLT was applied 4 days after expansion(More)
In the present study, the expression levels of TRPM1, TRPM2, TRPM3, TRPM4, TRPM5, TRPM6, TRPM7, and TRPM8 genes were evaluated in heart tissues after ischemia/reperfusion (IR). For this study, 30 albino male Wistar rats were equally divided into three groups as follows: Group 1: control group (n:10), Group II: ischemia group (ischemia for 60 min) (n:10) and(More)
The mechanisms responsible for the malignant transformation in Barrett's esophagus (BE) are still poorly understood. The authors have evaluated the role of Rho-kinase (ROCK1 and ROCK2) expressions in patients with BE. All patients underwent upper gastrointestinal system endoscopy, which was confirmed histologically. Real-time PCR revealed no marked change(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM To determine the roles of hepcidin and its related genes in a renal ischemia/reperfusion model. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 20 Wistar albino rats were equally divided into 2 groups: Group I was the control group and Group II was the ischemia and reperfusion (I/R) group (60 min of ischemia + 48 h of reperfusion). I/R was performed on(More)