Fatma Kurtulus

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INTRODUCTION Oligodendrocytes need iron in processes of energy generation and myelination. However, excessive levels of iron may exert iron induced oxidative stress and thus lead to tissue degeneration. Monitoring oxidative stress will be of paramount importance in follow-up of patients with many diseases including multiple sclerosis (MS). The aim of this(More)
BACKGROUND The klotho (Klt)-fibroblast growth factor-23 (FGF-23)-vitamin D axis is the main component of calcium (Ca) and phosphorus (P) metabolisms; on the contrary, it is also secreted from the choroid plexus (CP). PURPOSE This study is aimed at evaluating serum soluble Klt (sKlt), FGF-23, and 25-(OH)-vitamin D levels in multiple sclerosis (MS)(More)
As anti-oxidative therapies come into consideration, finding feasible markers of oxidative stress becomes mandatory. We here in this study investigated the levels of major internal antioxidant uric acid (UA), oxidative stress parameters total antioxidant status (TAS), total oxidative status (TOS) in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients compared to controls.(More)
The impact and pathogenesis of iron accumulation in multiple sclerosis (MS) is not yet clear. In this study, we investigated serum markers of iron metabolism, namely iron, ferritin, transferrin, total iron binding capacity (TIBC), and hepcidin in patients with MS, and compared to a healthy control group. Thirty-five stable relapse remitting MS patients (15(More)
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