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BACKGROUND Age-related cataract (ARC) is the leading cause of visual disability and reversible blindness all over the world. The different expressions of GST isozymes among animals may explain the variations in the cataract formation caused by oxidative stress. OBJECTIVES In this study, we evaluated the distribution of GST gene polymorphisms in ARC(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) and nitric oxide (NO) levels in obese and lean patients with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and find out their relation with hormonal and metabolic parameters. METHODS Twenty-two obese, 18 lean patients with PCOS and 11 obese, 24 lean healthy control patients were enrolled prospectively.(More)
Purpose The prognosis of acute pancreatitis (AP) depends upon the degree of pancreatic necrosis and the intensity of multisystem organ failure. The liver contributes to the systemic manifestations of AP by releasing some cytokines. This study was undertaken to examine comparative effects of melatonin, antioxidant mixture containing L(+)-ascorbic acid and(More)
AIMS Pre-eclampsia (PE) is a leading cause of maternal death worldwide, affecting 3 to 5% of all pregnancies. We analyzed the Glu298Asp polymorphism of the endothelial nitric oxide synthase gene and asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) in 55 Turkish patients with PE without fetal growth retardation (FGR) and in 54 healthy pregnant women. METHODS Restriction(More)
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