Edip Akpinar

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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)
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)
BACKGROUND The administration of donor specific bone marrow (DSBM) to mice conditioned with antilymphocyte serum (ALS) and sirolimus can result in stable multilineage mixed chimerism and long-term graft survival. This study seeks to determine if either the targeted depletion of CD4 and/or CD8 pos T cells or costimulation blockade can substitute for ALS and(More)
Preclinical testing of a mixed chimerism mediated organ transplant tolerance strategy, in a cynomolgus macaque model, would be facilitated by the establishment of a reliable technique for quantitative assessment of chimerism. Among various techniques used for measurement of chimerism in humans, microsatellite DNA profiling has been considered the most(More)
BACKGROUND The infusion of donor bone marrow (BM) into mice conditioned with antilymphocyte serum (ALS) and sirolimus (Sir) prolongs skin allograft survival and produces chimerism. This study identifies the BM cell(s) responsible for this effect and determines whether enrichment for these cells will improve efficacy. METHODS Skin grafts from BALB/C mice(More)
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