K S Sandikçi

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Arachidonic acid is stored in the cell membrane and released when the cell is activated by appropriate stimuli. It is the substrate for prostaglandins. Both experimental and human tumors often synthesize high levels of prostaglandins, most notably prostaglandin E2 (PGE2). Some experiments suggest that these compounds increase tumor growth through their(More)
Several studies demonstrated that certain fatty acids have specific effects on tumor cells. n-3 series fatty acids (alpha-linolenic acid, eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid) may suppress the carcinogenesis, whereas n-6 series fatty acids (arachidonic acid, linoleic acid) may exert tumor promoting effects. In this study, 19 patients with various(More)
Carnitine has two main functions, i.e., transporting long-chain fatty acids into the mitochondrial matrix for beta-oxidation to provide cellular energy and modulating the rise in intramitochondrial acyl-CoA/CoA ratio, which relieves the inhibition of many intramitochondrial enzymes involving glucose and amino acid catabolism. The present study examined the(More)
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