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BACKGROUND Free oxygen radicals have been proposed as important causative agents of aging. We have evaluated age-related changes in antioxidant enzyme activities and lipid peroxidation. METHODS We measured erythrocyte superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT), glutathione peroxidase (GPx) and plasma malondialdehyde (MDA) levels. One hundred and seventy(More)
The protective effects of betaine in ethanol hepatotoxicity were investigated in 24 female wistar albino rats. Animals were divided into three groups: control, ethanol and ethanol + betaine group. Animals were fed liquid diets and consumed approximately 60 diet per day. Rats were fed ethanol 8 kg(- 1) day(- 1). The ethanol + betaine group were fed ethanol(More)
To evaluate the cytotoxic effects of chronic ethanol consumption on brain cerebral synaptosomes and preventive role of betaine as a methyl donor andS-adenosylmethionine precursor, 24 male Wistar rats were divided into three groups: control, ethanol (8 g/kg/day) and ethanol plus betaine(0.5% w/v) group. Animals were fed 60 ml/diet per day for two months,(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the present study was to determine the potential therapeutic value of the lazaroid U-83836E on blood brain barrier (BBB) breakdown and edema with respect to the changes in the synaptosomal Na+/K+ and Mg(2+)/Ca(2+)-adenosinetriphosphatase (ATPase) activities, tissue malondialdehyde levels and the neuronal viability in the rat brain(More)
To evaluate chronic ethanol toxicity on erythrocyte membrane and preventive action of betaine as a methyl donor, 24 male Wistar albino rats were divided into three groups: control, ethanol and ethanol plus betaine group. Animals were fed 60 ml diet per day for two months. Rats in the ethanol group were fed ethanol 8 g/kg/day. The ethanol + betaine groups(More)
The effect of aging on the glutathione redox system was evaluated in this study. For this purpose, we determined reduced glutathione (GSH) and oxidized glutathione (GSSG) in whole blood, glutathione peroxidase (GPx) and glutathione reductase (GSSGR) in erythrocytes and selenium (Se) in plasma in 176 healthy individuals. We also calculated GSH/GSSG molar(More)
The aim of this study was to observe ethanol-induced membrane injury and to investigate the protective effect of betaine against chronic ethanol toxicity. Rats were divided into three groups: control group (n=8), ethanol (8 g/kg per day) group (n=8) and ethanol plus betaine (0.5% w/v) group (n=8). Cholesterol concentrations (P<0.05) and the(More)
The aim of the present study was to determine the potential therapeutic value of 21-aminosteroid U-74389G, on blood-brain barrier (BBB) breakdown and edema in association with the changes in synaptosomal Na(+)/K(+) and Mg(2+)/Ca(2+)-ATPase activities in rat brain subjected to post-ischemic reperfusion injury. Brain ischemia was achieved by means of(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the concentrations of nickel and cadmium in blood plasma of the people exposed to cement dust emissions and to investigate the effects of exposure period on the activities of Na+/K+ ATPase enzymes in their erythrocyte membranes. The study was carried out on people living in Eskişehir Cukurhisar rural area, located near(More)
We examined the preventive effect of human recombinant erythropoietin (HrEPO) on nitric oxide (NO)-mediated toxicity to neurons and cysteine protease release into cytoplasm, which is attributed to neuronal death in brain ischemia. Focal cerebral ischemia was induced by permanent occlusion of middle cerebral artery in two sets of rat. The first set was used(More)