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PURPOSE We aimed to evaluate the effects of hormone receptor, HER2, and epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) expression on epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) prognosis and investigate whether or not phenotypic subtypes might exist. MATERIALS AND METHODS The medical records of 82 patients who were diagnosed with EOC between 2003 and 2012 and treated by(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic cyclosporine (CsA) nephrotoxicity is associated with renal fibrosis and hyaline arteriolopathy. Fibrogenic cytokines, such as transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), play a pivotal role in CsA nephrotoxicity. Previous studies have demonstrated the possible role of leukotrienes (LT) in(More)
The aim of our study was to investigate bone morphogenetic protein-7 (BMP-7) expression in a rat model of chronic cyclosporine (CsA) toxicity compare with healthy controls, as well as the influence of treatment with the angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor (ACEI) quinapril. Twenty-four male Wistar rats were divided into groups of eight animals treated(More)
Bone morphogenetic protein 7 (BMP 7) is a member of the transforming growth factor (TGF) beta superfamily and is involved in regeneration, repair, and development of specific tissues, for example kidney, gut, lens, and skeleton. BMP 7 has emerged as a renotrophic factor and experimental studies have shown its protective role against fibrotic processes.(More)
The aim of our study was to investigate transforming growth factor (TGF)-beta1, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), and bone morphogenic protein-7 (BMP-7) expression in the rat model of chronic tacrolimus (TAC) toxicity compared to healthy controls. Seventeen male Wistar rats were divided into two groups: group 1 animals were healthy controls and(More)
A 33-year-old pregnant woman of 38 weeks' gestation with massive peritoneal ascites presented. A cesarean section was performed and a viable 3.100 g male infant was delivered. Biopsy of the nodular enlargements from the omentum revealed a malignant epithelial peritoneal mesothelioma. Malignant mesothelioma is a rare malignancy which has not been described(More)
We report JC virus (JCV)-associated nephropathy in a renal allograft recipient and summarize the clinical and laboratory data of the 8 previous cases. A 28-year-old male renal allograft recipient received a preemptive transplant from his father. Six months later, a kidney biopsy was performed because of deterioration of allograft function. Biopsy revealed(More)
The aim of our study was to investigate the influence of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibition and angiotensin II receptor blockage on the renal function by light microscopic and immunohistochemical findings in a rat model of tacrolimus nephrotoxicity. Thirty-two male Wistar rats were divided into four groups of eight: G1 = control group; G2-G3, G4(More)
BACKGROUND Cyclosporine (CsA)-associated nephrotoxicity is a long-term complication in transplant patients. Chronic CsA nephrotoxicity is associated with renal fibrosis and hyaline arteriolopathy. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of spironolactone on functional and structural alterations as well as on platelet-derived growth factor B(More)
The purpose of this work was to investigate the physical properties of drug-loaded poly(methacrylic acid-g-ethylene glycol) {P(MAA-g-EG)} particles, their biocompatibility with the gastrointestinal tract of rats and also the effects of these particles on the tight junctions of the rat intestinal epithelium. Model drugs such as diltiazem HCl, diclofenac Na,(More)