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OBJECTIVE Tofacitinib is an oral Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The pathways affected by tofacitinib and the effects on gene expression in situ are unknown. Therefore, tofacitinib effects on synovial pathobiology were investigated. METHODS A randomised, double-blind, phase II serial synovial biopsy study(More)
BACKGROUND New tumour biomarkers are being intensely investigated for malignant mesothelioma (MM). Fibulin-3 is produced in MM but its role remains uncertain. The aim of this study was to evaluate the validity of measuring serum fibulin-3 in the diagnosis and prognosis of MM. MATERIALS AND METHODS This prospective study was performed on 43 patients and 40(More)
OBJECTIVE Oxidative stress has been shown to play an important role in the pathogenesis of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Although there are some studies on oxidative stress and PTSD, there is no report available on the serum total oxidant and antioxidant status in earthquake survivors with PTSD. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the serum(More)
The role of carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) in Parkinson’s disease (PD) has not been previously investigated. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the serum level of carcinoembryonic antigen, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), and Neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio (NLR) among patients with Parkinson’s disease and to examine the relationship(More)
OBJECTIVE Oxidative stress has been reported to play a role in the psychopathology of schizophrenia, though only a few studies have investigated the relationship between early-onset schizophrenia and oxidative stress. The aim of the present study is to evaluate the level of oxidative stress and the presence of DNA damage in first-episode psychosis (FEP) in(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the therapeutic effects of ellagic acid on L-arginin ınduced acute pancreatitis in rats. METHODS Thirty-two were split into four groups. Group 1 (control) rats were performed only laparotomy, no drugs were administered. Group 2 (control+EA) rats were administered 85mg/kg EA orally. Rats were sacrificed by cardiac puncture 24 hours(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to evaluate changes in the autonomic nervous system caused by cerebral lesions due to acute stroke. We assessed heart rate variability and catecholamine levels in lieu of stroke lesion localization. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 60 stroke patients and 31 healthy controls were enrolled in the study. Plasma epinephrine and(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to investigate the antioxidative effects of estradiol (E), E plus progesteron (P) combination (E/P) and genistein (G) treatment in the brain of ovariectomized (OVX) rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS Adult female Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into five groups, with each group including ten rats. Rats were anesthetized(More)
UNLABELLED Chlorpyriphos is one of the most widely used organophosphate (OP) insecticide in agriculture with potential toxicity. Current post-exposure treatments consist of anti-cholinergic drugs and oxime compounds. We studied the effects of intralipid and caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE) on chlorpyriphos toxicity to compose an alternative or supportive(More)