Learn More
BACKGROUND The accumulation of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) has been implicated in the pathogenesis of diabetic keratopathy. The present study was aimed to understand if aminoguanidine (AG), an AGE inhibitor, was protective against the development of corneal complications in a diabetic rat model. METHODS Wistar rats were divided into three(More)
Aim: This study was designed to evaluate plasma homocysteine levels in noninsulin-dependent diabetes mellitus patients (NIDDM) with preproliferative retinopathy and neovascular glaucoma. The experimental goal was to determine the relationship between plasma homocysteine content and the development of microvascular lesions. Methods:Plasma homocysteine levels(More)
Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (1.1.1.49) activity was assessed in 1986-1988 in blood samples from 1,521 individuals from 375 families living an Antalya city and adjacent villages by Beutler's fluorescence spot test. The families were randomly selected by the State Statistical Institute. Complete deficiency occurred in 7.4% of males and 1.8% of females.(More)
Erythrocytes and hemolysates from 10 normal and 10 glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase-deficient individuals were incubated with cumene hydroperoxide, and free radical-induced lipid peroxidation was monitored by chemiluminescence. Chemiluminescence intensities in erythrocytes of normal and deficient subjects were similar in the presence or absence of(More)
This study was performed to examine inducible nitric oxide synthase (NOS-2) expression, nitrotyrosine formation and apoptosis in rats with elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) and/or ocular inflammation. Ocular inflammation was induced via injection of intra-vitreal lipopolysaccharide (LPS) while IOP was elevated by episcleral vessel cauterization. Animals(More)
PURPOSE This study was performed to examine the effect of hypercholesterolemia on inducible nitric oxide synthase (NOS-2) expression and oxidative tissue injury in an experimental rat model of elevated IOP. METHODS Wistar rats were maintained on either regular chow or a high-cholesterol diet for 24 weeks. Intraocular pressure (IOP) was elevated in(More)
Eicosanoids derived from omega-6 (n6) polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) have proinflammatory functions whereas eicosanoids derived from omega-3 (n3) PUFAs have anti-inflammatory properties. This study was designed to evaluate the effect of insulin analog initiation therapy on n6 and n3 PUFAs in type 2 diabetic patients during early phase. Sixteen type 2(More)
The effect of sulfur dioxide (SO(2) ) on red cell antioxidant status and lipid peroxidation was examined in this research. Forty healthy male albino rats, aged three months, were divided into four equal groups: Control (C), SO(2) +C (CSO(2) ), diabetic (D) and SO(2) +D (DSO(2) ). Experimental diabetes mellitus was induced by i.v injection of alloxan with a(More)
A pyruvate kinase deficiency prevalence study and determination of the normal levels of the enzyme were performed in Antalya city, Turkey. Heparinized blood samples obtained from a representative population of the Antalya province (617 women and 573 men) were tested for pyruvate kinase deficiency by qualitative and quantitative tests between April 1992 and(More)
In order to assess the role of vitamin E, an antioxidant, in the treatment of uveitis, a controlled experimental study was carried out on 20 New Zealand albino rabbits with bovine-albumin-induced uveitis. In all vitamin-E-treated animals, clinical and histopathological study of the retina and uvea revealed no significant changes in comparison with those in(More)