Gülden Burçak

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This study was designed to investigate the effect of hyperthyroidism and/or iron supplementation or cardiac oxidative stress parameters--the lipid peroxidation end product glutathione (GSH), glutathione peroxidase (CSH-Px), and superoxide dismutase (CuZnSOD)--in rats. In plasma, ferritin as an indicator of iron status and glutamate oxaloacetate transaminase(More)
AIM Oxygen free radical mediated tissue damage is well established in pathogenesis of acute pancreatitis (AP). Whether nitric oxide (NO) plays a deleterious or a protective role is unknown. In alcohol-induced AP, we studied NO, lipooxidative damage and glutathione in pancreas, lung and circulation. METHODS AP was induced in rats (n = 25) by injection of(More)
The effects of hyperthyroidism on oxidative DNA damage in liver tissue and modification by vitamin C supplementation were investigated in rats. Animals were rendered hyperthyroid by administration of L-thyroxine (0.4 mg/100 g food) for 25 d. In the plasma samples, T(3), T(4), and thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) were measured by radioimmunoassay and(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the role of neutrophils in ischemic tissue injury and the possible inhibition by pretreatment with FK506, a neutrophilic modulating agent. A dorsal caudally based skin flap (3 x 9 cm) was used as an ischemic injury model in experimental groups. Prior to flap elevation, FK506 at doses of 0.3 mg per kilogram (group(More)
OBJECTIVE To measure the amount of lipid peroxidation and erythrocyte antioxidation in patients undergoing laparoscopic and open cholecystectomy and healthy controls. DESIGN Non-randomised study. SETTING University hospital, Istanbul. SUBJECTS 31 patients, of whom 14 underwent open and 17 laparoscopic cholecystectomy, and 15 healthy controls. (More)
1. Accumulating evidence suggests that oxidative and glycative stress is enhanced in diabetes. Oxidative stress induces DNA damage. In the present study, we assessed the 8-oxo-2'-deoxyguanosine (8-oxodG) content of DNA, an indicator of oxidative DNA damage, in streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic (n = 21) and control rats (n = 18). 2. Rats were rendered(More)
Oxidative stress parameters and nitric oxide (NO) values were determined in 27 newly diagnosed Basedow patients before and after 1 mo of propylthiouracil (PTU) therapy and in 15 healthy controls. Basedow patients exhibited increased triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4) and decreased thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) values compared to controls.(More)
Parkinson’s disease (PD) is the most common neurodegenerative disorder after alzheimer’s disease. Neuroinflammation and oxidative damage are implicated to be responsible for the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases. However, there are a few studies showing the changes in the biomarkers for neuroinflammation and oxidative damage in neurodegenerative(More)
OBJECTIVES In this study, plasma lipid peroxidation as assessed by thiobarbituric acid reactive substances and erythrocyte antioxidant status markers namely CuZn superoxide dismutase, glutathione peroxidase, glutathione and plasma levels of vitamin C and E were investigated in 20 patients with larygneal carcinoma and 15 healthy controls. DESIGN AND(More)
In this study it was of interest to evaluate the impact of nitric oxide (NO) modulation by administration of arginine/NAME, on oxidative stress in experimental colitis induced by 2,4,6-trinitrobenzenesulfonic acid. Arginine was used to increase NO levels while NAME lowered oxidant levels. Histopathological findings of colon revealed mucosal inflammation in(More)