Dilek Burukoglu

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Sepsis is characterized by a severe production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and other radical species with consequent oxidative stress. S-allyl cysteine (SAC) is a water-soluble organosulfur component present in garlic which is a potent antioxidant and free radical scavenger. In the present study, the purpose was to explore the anti-inflammatory,(More)
Testicular torsion results with the damage of the testis and it is a surgical emergency. Pyrrolidine dithiocarbamate (PDTC) is a low-molecular-weight antioxidant and potent inhibitor of nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB) activation. In this study, we aimed to investigate the effects of PDTC to testicular torsion-detorsion (T/D) injury. Forty adult male(More)
BACKGROUND Liver diseases have become a major problem of the worldwide. More than 50% of all cases of liver failure can be attributed to drugs. Among these, acetaminophen is the most common cause. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the the hepatoprotective effects of blueberry and chitosan on tissue arginase activity, ornithine and nitric(More)
BACKGROUND Vasospasm is a significant reason for poor clinical outcome in subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH). One of the possible causes of vasospasm is attributed to the inhibition of Na(+)/K(+)-ATPase and increased intracellular calcium. Although digoxin, a cardiac glycoside (CG), inhibits the Na(+)/K(+)-ATPase, diverse and contradictory biological actions of(More)
Cynara scolymus is a pharmacologically important medicinal plant containing phenolic acids and flavonoids. Experimental studies indicate antioxidant and hepatoprotective effects of C. scolymus but there have been no studies about therapeutic effects of liver diseases yet. In the present study, hepatocurative effects of C. scolymus leaf extract on carbon(More)
PURPOSE We aim to study the effect of neurodegeneration on the brain of rat pups caused by prenatal and postnatal ethanol exposure with modified liquid diet to elucidate protective effects of betaine and omega-3 supplementation. When ethanol is consumed during prenatal and postnatal periods, it may result in fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) in the offspring. (More)
AIM < /B > Spinal cord injuries negatively affect the individuals and the life quality of their families due to neurological deficits caused by trauma. The prevalence of spinal cord injury is 15-45/1 million in the world. Caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE) is the most active component of propolis and has neuroprotective, anti-oxidant and anti-apoptotic(More)
We evaluated the effects of dipyrido [3,2-a:2′,3′-c] phenazine (dppz) Au(III) complex ([Au(dppz)Cl2]Cl) on apoptosis during chemically induced hepatocellular carcinoma. 48 male Spraque-Dawley rats were divided into six groups; group I (control), group II [Dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO)], group III ([Au(dppz)Cl2]Cl), group IV [diethylnitrosamine + Phenobabital(More)
BACKGROUND To examine the effect of carnosine on liver function and histological findings in experimental septic shock model, 24 Sprague-Dawley rats were used. MATERIAL/METHODS Rats were divided into control, septic shock, and carnosine-treated septic shock groups. Femoral vein and artery catheterization were performed on all rats. Rats in the control(More)
In our study, we investigated the efficacy of everolimus in combination with sildenafil on hemodynamic and morphological parameters in rats with monocrotaline-induced pulmonary hypertension (PH). Right ventricular pressure (RVP), right ventricular hypertrophy, and the response to vasoconstrictor and vasodilator agents in pulmonary arteries as evaluated by(More)