Levent Doganay

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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)
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the leading cause of chronic liver disease. NAFLD is a complex disease and inflammation is a crucial component in the disease pathogenesis. Recent genome wide association studies in hepatology area highlighted significant relations with human leukocyte antigen (HLA) DQ region and certain liver diseases. The(More)
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