Dilek Bilici

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The aim of this paper was to investigate the protective effect of the T-type calcium channel blocker in a model of acute local inflammation (histamine-induced). The intraplantar injection of histamine elicited an inflammatory response that was characterized by a time-dependent increase in paw oedema and neutrophil infiltration in paw tissue. The maximal(More)
Oxygen radical release has been proposed as a pathogenic factor of the ethanol-induced acute gastric injury. Melatonin, a pineal hormone, is known to scavenge oxygen free radicals. We investigated whether parenteral administration of melatonin prevented ethanol-induced macroscopic damage, polymorphonuclear (PMN) leukocyte infiltration, depletion of total(More)
The aim of the present study was to investigate the protective effect of the pineal hormone melatonin in a model of acute local inflammation (carrageenan-induced paw oedema). Inflammation was assessed by measurement of nitric oxide (NO), Malondialdehyde (MDA) and glutathione levels in the paw tissue in rats. The intraplantar injection of carrageenan(More)
In many physiological bodily functions, and in the pathogenesis of inflammation, ions are exchanged between intracellular and extracellular areas. Amiodarone is a multiple ion channel (Ca++, Na+, K+) blocking drug, effective anti-arrhythmic drug, and phospholipase inhibitor. The aim of this study is to examine a role of polymorphonuclear leukocyte(More)
The in vivo and in vitro effects of melatonin on glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) from human erythrocytes have been investigated. For this purpose, human erythrocyte glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase was purified, at the beginning, 13.654 times in a yield of 28% by using ammonium sulphate precipitation and 2',5'-ADP Sepharose 4B affinity gel. A(More)
It is known that calcium ion has an important role in the cellular function. For this reason, calcium channel blockers may have a protective action against gastric injury which is induced by various stimuli. In this study, the influence of mibefradil on ethanol-induced gastric injury was investigated in rats. Mibefradil was given at a dose 50 mg/kg(More)
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