Hakki Murat Bilgin

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It has been suggested that free oxygen radicals play a role in the genesis of epilepsy and in post-seizure neuronal death. The aim of this study was to investigate the dose dependent effect of ghrelin on pentylenetetrazole (PTZ)-induced oxidative stress in a rat seizure model. For this purpose, the ghrelin groups were treated with intraperitoneal injections(More)
It is well known that neuropeptide Y (NPY) and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) exert antiepileptic effects in animal models. It has recently been shown that ghrelin neurons increase the activities of GABA and NPY in the brain. Therefore it can be said that ghrelin is an antiepileptic agent. In this study we aimed to investigate the antiepileptic effect of(More)
Ghrelin, an endogenous ligand for growth hormone secretagogue receptor, was identified in the rat stomach. This peptide acts through nitric oxide (NO) by expressing endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) and down regulating inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) at its gastroproprotective effect against restraint stress induced damage. Recently the(More)
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