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BACKGROUND Caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE), an active component of propolis extract, specifically inhibits NF-κB. It exhibits antioxidant, antiinflammatory, antiproliferative, cytostatic, and most importantly, antineoplastic properties. AIM The aim of the present mini-review is to summarize and evaluate the anticancer mechanism of CAPE with examples(More)
Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is the most frequent hereditary inflammatory disease. FMF causes different clinical manifestations in different ethnic groups and countries. In this study, we retrospectively reviewed the records of 1,152 FMF suspected patients (673 female and 479 male) from November 2006 to December 2010. A commercial kit assay for the(More)
INTRODUCTION Vitiligo is a common acquired pigmentary skin disorder. Vitamin D is responsible for skin pigmentation, increases tyrosinase activity and melanogenesis, and exhibits immunoregulatory functions. Low levels of vitamin D are associated with many autoimmune diseases, including systemic lupus, diabetes mellitus, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Non-dipper hypertension is frequently accompanied by endothelial dysfunction and activation. Previous studies suggested that endocan may be a novel endothelial dysfunction marker. This study aims to investigate the association between circadian blood pressure (BP) pattern and plasma endocan levels together with high-sensitivity(More)
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