Gonul Kanigur

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Metformin (1-(diaminomethylidene)-3,3-dimethyl-guanidine), which is the most commonly prescribed oral antihyperglycaemic drug in the world, was reported to have several antioxidant properties such as the inhibition of advanced glycation end-products. In addition to its use in the treatment of diabetes, it has been suggested that metformin may be a promising(More)
The development of diabetic complications has usually been attributed to the nonenzymic glycation of tissue proteins. Only recently, however, have researchers examined the possible role on free radicals in the pathogenesis of diabetes. In the present study, glutathione (GSH) and major antioxidant enzyme levels in plasma of patients with type II diabetes(More)
Increased levels of peripheral proinflammatory mediators can contribute to the development of coronary artery disease (CAD). Platelet activating factor (PAF) is an important proinflammatory mediator and plasma levels of PAF correlate with transmembrane transporter multidrug resistant 1 P-glycoprotein (MDR1 Pgp) expression and activity. MDR1 polymorphisms(More)
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