Levent Doğanay

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In this study, we aimed to evaluate the endothelial functions in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). In this observational case-control study, a total of 51 patients with NAFLD in study group and a total of 21 with age- and sex-equivalent individuals in control group were enrolled. In both patients and control groups, levels of(More)
AIM To investigate the effect of human leukocyte antigen (HLA) DRB1 and DQB1 alleles on the inactive and advanced stages of chronic hepatitis B. METHODS Patient records at a single institution's hepatology clinic were reviewed. Demographic data, laboratory results, endoscopy results, virological parameters, biopsy scores and treatment statuses were(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic hepatitis B treatment with oral antiviral drugs is a long course. During this course, antiviral resistance is a serious issue, particularly, if genetically low barrier drugs are in use. Host immunity is accepted to have an effect on antiviral resistance development. The earliest clinical sign of drug resistance is virologic breakthrough.(More)
Sirtuins are members of the silent information regulator 2 (Sir2) family, a group of Class III histone/protein deacetylases. There are 7 different sirtuins in mammals (SIRT1-7), of which SIRT1 is the best known and most studied. SIRT1 is responsible for the regulation of protein activation by means of deacetylating a variety of proteins that play important(More)
AIM In this study, we aimed to investigate the relationship between the histological fibrosis stage of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and serum connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) to determine the usefulness of this relationship in clinical practice. METHODS Serum samples were collected from 51 patients with biopsy-proven NAFLD and 28 healthy(More)
Chemokine receptor 4 (CXCR4) and γ-catenin are known to play an important role in development of metastasis in breast cancer. However, there is not enough information about these biological markers' distribution in different breast cancer subtypes, or their relationship to lymph node metastases in each subtype. In this study, staining characteristics of(More)
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is among the most common causes of chronic liver disease in many countries, and its prevalence is increasing. NAFLD is often considered to be a hepatic component of metabolic syndrome, and studies have established that insulin resistance plays a major role in the pathogenesis of NAFLD. Treatments for NAFLD primarily(More)
AIM To investigate changes in serum ghrelin and obestatin levels before and after Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) eradication. METHODS A total of 92 patients presenting with symptoms of dyspepsia were enrolled in the study. Upper endoscopy was performed on all patients and used to diagnose H. pylori infection according to the presence of characteristic(More)
OBJECTIVE Low baseline viremia and an early treatment response predict the best outcomes in hepatitis B virus (HBV)-infected patients treated with nucleoside analogues with low barriers to resistance. The aim of this study was to assess the long-term results and effectiveness of lamivudine in patients with low baseline viremia and early virological(More)