Mehmet Ali Gülpinar

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In addition to its insulinotropic action, exogenously administered glucagon-like peptide (GLP-1) inhibits gastropancreatic motility and secretion via central pathways. The aims of the present study were to evaluate the effects of exogenous GLP-1-(7-36) amide on fecal output and to investigate the role of endogenous GLP-1 on stress-induced colonic activity.(More)
In order to enhance the quality of integration of physiological basic concepts with clinical sciences and to facilitate problem solving skills, a 'structured integrated interactive' two-hour block lecture on growth hormone physiology was implemented. A template showing the central regulation of growth hormone release and its peripheral effects was developed(More)
The neuropeptides, as well as their respective receptors, are widely distributed throughout the mammalian central nervous system. During learning and memory processes, besides structural synaptic remodeling, changes are observed at molecular and metabolic levels with the alterations in neurotransmitter and neuropeptide synthesis and release. While there is(More)
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the strong or weak aspects of an interactive study module introduced during the "Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems Subject Committee" in the second year of the medical program. Five study groups consisting of 25 students attended two-hour module sessions for six weeks with the same tutor. According to the(More)
We aimed to investigate the effects of electric shock (ES) on the course of experimental colitis and the involvement of possible central and peripheral mechanisms. In Sprague-Dawley rats (n = 190) colitis was induced by intracolonic administration 2,4,6-trinitrobenzenesulfonic acid (TNBS). The effects of ES (0.3-0.5 mA) or the central administration of(More)
BACKGROUND This article is based on the experience with 'The Human in Medicine' (HIM) courses that had been a part of the preclinical program of the Marmara Medical School. AIM The evaluation of the HIM course in terms of its efficacy and the impressions of the students. METHODS Three groups of data were collected: (a) Students' feedbacks about the(More)
We investigated the gastric response to an ulcerogenic irritant and the change in gastric functions in an experimental rat model of obstructive jaundice, with or without biliary drainage. After biliary obstruction for 14 days, rats with ligated bile duct (BDL) were randomly divided into three groups: BDL group without biliary drainage, BDL followed by(More)
1. Unabsorbed nutrients in the distal gut inhibit upper gastrointestinal motility. 2. The aim of the present study was to investigate changes in gastric motility following segmental resections and to evaluate the role of capsaicin-sensitive afferent neurons that may be responsible for these changes. 3. Wistar albino rats of both sexes (200-250 g) were used.(More)
The aim of the present study was to assess the role of endothelin (ET) in ischemia-reperfusion (I/R)-induced mucosal injury. Mucosal permeability ((51)Cr-EDTA clearance) and tissue myeloperoxidase (MPO) activity were significantly increased after 30 min of ischemia followed by 30 min of reperfusion. The I/R-induced increases in mucosal permeability and(More)
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