Haluk Barbaros Oral

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Tularemia is a zoonotic disease caused by the coccobacillus F. tularensis. Small epidemics and sporadic cases were seen around Bursa since November 1988. In this study, a total of 205 cases of tularemia were observed. All the cases were diagnosed on clinical, bacteriological and serological grounds. The epidemics were thought to be waterborne. The majority(More)
Several genes encoding for different cytokines may play crucial roles in host susceptibility to tuberculosis (TB), since the cytokine production capacity varies among individuals and depends on the cytokine gene polymorphism. The association of the cytokine gene polymorphisms with the development of TB was investigated in this study. DNA samples were(More)
Several cytokine genes may play crucial roles in host susceptibility to Behçet's Disease (BD), because the cytokine production capacity varies among individuals and depends on the cytokine gene polymorphisms. The association of the IL-4 and IL-4Rα gene polymorphisms with the susceptibility to BD was investigated in this study. DNA samples were obtained from(More)
The family of IL-10-related cytokines includes several human members, IL-19, IL-20, IL-22, IL-24 and IL-26, and a series of herpesviral and poxviral paralogs. Some of these cytokines share common receptor subunits. In this study, we investigated the effects of these cytokines on naive T cell differentiation, antigen-specific T cell suppression, survival ad(More)
The association of the cytokine gene polymorphisms with the development of Behçet's Disease (BD) was investigated in this study. DNA samples were obtained from a Turkish population of 97 unrelated patients with BD, and 127 unrelated healthy control subjects.All genotyping (IL-6, IL10, IFN-gamma, TGF-Beta1 and TNF-alpha) experiments were performed using(More)
Tuberculosis (TB) pleurisy is accepted to be the best model for evaluating the local protective cellular immune response to Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) since it can be spontaneously self-cured. Therefore, we aimed to evaluate the involvement of cytokines and the soluble apoptosis-modulating factors sFas and sFasL in local protective cellular immunity(More)
BACKGROUND Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS)-induced hypoxic stress modulates circulating inflammatory mediators causing accelerated atherogenesis. OBJECTIVES We hypothesized that OSAS-induced hypoxia might result in cardiovascular disease due to increased expression of intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) and vascular cell adhesion molecule-1(More)
OBJECTIVE Obesity and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and systemic inflammation may interact through biochemical pathways. Neopterin (NP) is a monocyte/macrophage activation marker produced by macrophages in response to interferon-gamma secreted by activated T-lymphocytes. This study examines the association between NP, obesity and OSA. PATIENTS AND METHODS(More)
Genetic manipulation of donor cornea prior to transplantation has the potential to modulate the allogeneic response, as well as the endothelial cell function. This study examined the feasibility of gene transfer to corneal endothelial cells using replication-defective recombinant adenoviral vectors. Adult rabbits corneas were infected with recombinant(More)
AIMS AND BACKGROUND Matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) family member MMP-9 degrades type IV collagen, which is one of the main constituents of the basement membrane. MMP-9 is closely associated with the invasive and metastatic potential of most types of lung cancer. In this study we investigated the levels of MMP-9 in serum and bronchial lavage fluid from lung(More)