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OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to compare salivary sialic acid, protein, salivary flow rate, pH and buffering capacity and caries indices between subjects with Down's Syndrome and healthy controls. METHODS Unstimulated mixed saliva was collected from 26 Down's syndrome subjects and 25 healthy subjects of age range 6-24 years. Total protein was(More)
Thyroid cancer represents approximately 1% of all human malignancies. papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) is the most common malignant tumor of the thyroid gland, accounting for 70-80% of all thyroid cancers. In the US, the incidence of thyroid cancer is 4 per 100,000 individuals. It is two to four times as frequent in women as in men. The development of PTC(More)
The fungus Amanita phalloides is known to contain two main groups of toxins: amanitins and phallotoxins. The amanitins group effectively blocks the RNA polymerase II enzyme found in eukaryotic cells. As alpha amanitin has a lethal effect on the majority of eukaryotic cells, it can be valuable as an antiparasitic or antifungal drug. It can be used externally(More)
This study investigated the frequency of apoptosis in rat pulmonary artery endothelial cells after intraperitoneal nicotine injection, examining the roles of the inflammatory markers myeloperoxidase (MPO), tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha), and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in nicotine-induced vascular damage and the protective effects of(More)
This study investigated the frequency of apoptosis in rat pulmonary epithelial cells after intraperitoneal endotoxin (LPS) injection, the effects of LPS on inflammatory markers [myeloperoxidase (MPO), tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha), and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)] in lung damage and the protective effects of two known antioxidant(More)
BACKGROUND The thoracic or thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm surgery may cause spinal cord ischemia because of aortic cross-clamping and may result in severe postoperative complications caused by spinal cord injury. Ischemia/reperfusion injury may directly or indirectly be responsible for these complications. In this study we sought to determine whether(More)
This study was conducted to investigate the frequency of apoptosis in the pulmonary epithelial cells of rats after intratraperitoneal nicotine injection, in order to examine the role of inflammatory markers [myeloperoxidase (MPO) and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha)] in nicotine-induced lung damage, and to determine the protective effects of three(More)
OBJECTIVE This study investigated the frequency of apoptosis in rat pulmonary epithelial cells after the injection of an intraperitoneal endotoxin lipopolysaccharide (LPS), the effects of LPS on apoptotic (bax, caspase-3) and antiapoptotic (bcl-2) markers during lung damage, and the protective effects of two known antioxidant agents, erdosteine and(More)
A 35-year-old woman presented with a thyroid mass, weakness and shortness of breath of 3 years duration. On physical examination, she had a diffusely enlarged thyroid gland with multiple nodules. There were no signs to suggest immune suppression. The patient farmed and raised livestock. Biochemical tests and hemogram were normal. She underwent surgery, and(More)
BACKGROUND The neuroanatomic and pathologic basis of Tourette's syndrome or related disorders such as obsessive-compulsive disorder and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder remains unknown. Although a substantial body of neuroimaging and other data implicate basal ganglia and some point out specifically the globus pallidus in the etiopathogenesis of(More)