Feride İffet Şahin

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Cytogenetic heteromorphisms are described as heritable variations at specific chromosomal regions without a proven impact on phenotype. We compared the presence of chromosome heteromorphisms in the karyotypes of two patient groups. The first group of patients consisted of 276 individuals of 138 infertile couples. The second group, consisted of 1,130(More)
BACKGROUND Clinical presentation and complications of end-stage renal disease patients are influenced by many environmental and genetic factors. In this study we sought to define the frequencies of BsmI and TagI vitamin D receptor gene polymorphisms and their influences on clinical presentations in the Turkish end-stage renal disease population. (More)
Adequate copper (Cu2+) concentrations are required for plants; however, at higher concentrations it can also cause multiple toxic effects. In the present study, lipid peroxidation, hydrogen peroxide levels as well as ascorbate peroxidase (APX: EC 1/11/1/11) and catalase (CAT: EC 1.11.1.6) activities were determined in Lycopersicum esculentum Mill. and(More)
BACKGROUND Lung cancer is the most frequent cause of death in both men and women. Smoking is the greatest risk factor for lung cancer and the relation of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection with lung cancer has been reported. HPV can be detected in small cell lung cancer samples with the methods like in situ hybridization, polymerase chain reaction (PCR),(More)
BACKGROUND AIMS Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC) exhibit non-specific hematopoietic cell and/or stromal cell markers (e.g. CD73, CD105 and CD166) that have been used to identify MSC by flow cytometry. Because a neural glial antigen, NG2 (a progenitor cell marker in the central nervous system), is expressed by several tissue cells originating in the(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the association between nasal polyposis (NP) and single nucleotide polymorphisms of the proinflammatory cytokines IL (interleukin) 1alpha (the IL1A gene), IL-1beta (the IL1B gene), and tumor necrosis factor alpha (the TNFA gene). DESIGN Prospective case-control trial. SETTING Tertiary referral center. PATIENTS Eighty-two(More)
The role of cytogenetic findings in determining the diagnosis, therapy and prognosis of acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) has become more valuable by the day. In this study, the results of conventional and molecular cytogenetic analyses and clinical outcomes of 66 AML patients of different subgroups aged between 16 and 82 were evaluated. Chromosomal(More)
This study was planned to investigate leptin levels under different models of nutrition and their relation with anthropometric parameters in early infancy. Sixty four infants (28 exclusively breast-fed, 15 exclusively formula-fed and 21 mixed-fed), aged 4 months were included and their leptin, insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I), and IGF binding protein-3(More)
The numerical abnormalities of human metaphase chromosomes, fixed according to standard procedures for optical microscopy but not treated for banding, were detected by atomic force microscopy (AFM). High-resolution AFM imaging of chromosomes in trisomy 13, 21, and Klinefelter syndrome can be compared directly with the traditional optical image. The unbanded(More)
BACKGROUND Defensins are antimicrobial peptides expressed on mucosal surfaces. They function as part of the innate immune system. Palatine tonsils play important roles in innate immune system. However, our knowledge on the pathophysiology of chronic tonsils is limited. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the association between beta(More)