Mehmet Kuran

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In order to verify the fattening performance, slaughter and carcass characteristics and to investigate the changes in some meat quality traits of Karayaka lambs weaned at 3 months of age, 39 lambs (23 males and 16 females) were used as experimental animals. The lambs were fed a concentrate mixture and alfalfa hay (120 and 168 g crude protein and 2,700 and(More)
In vitro blastocyst production was determined for oocytes recovered postmortem from 48 beef x dairy heifers offered low (Low NH3) or high (High NH3) plasma ammonia-generating diets during the period of late antral follicle development. Following the establishment of a reference estrus (d 0), the experimental diets were offered for an 18-d period starting on(More)
In vitro matured (IVM) and fertilized (IVF) putative Day 1 zygotes (Day 0 = IVF) were allocated randomly to culture in formulations based on Synthetic Oviduct Fluid (SOF) medium and identified on the basis of their contrasting principal supplements, which were 10% v/v steer serum (SS; n = 558) or 4 mg/mL crystalline BSA (SBSA; n = 531) or 3 mg/mL polyvinyl(More)
The effects of protein-supplemented and protein-free media on amino acid uptake, protein synthesis and cell differentiation in bovine blastocysts were investigated. Four formulations of synthetic oviduct fluid were used. Each formulation was identified by the principal supplement: bovine serum albumin (0.4%, w/v); polyvinyl alcohol (0.3%, w/v); or either of(More)
The effect of maternal nutrition level during the periconception period on the muscle development of fetus and maternal-fetal plasma hormone concentrations in sheep were examined. Estrus was synchronized in 55 Karayaka ewes and were either fed ad libitum (well-fed, WF, n=23) or 0.5×maintenance (under-fed, UF, n=32) 6 days before and 7 days after mating.(More)
Reproductive performance and fetal growth was determined in GnRH (4 microg synthetic GnRH agonist, Receptal) administered (i.m.) to ewes on day 12 post-mating (n = 103) compared to control ewes (n = 97) during the breeding season. Plasma progesterone and LH concentrations were analyzed. A total of 13 ewes was slaughtered on day 45 of pregnancy (six from(More)
Previous studies with bovine granulosa cells cultured in vitro indicated that follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) stimulated differentiation and progesterone production of granulosa cells in a dose-dependent manner, this was due mainly to an increase in the number of differentiated cells. The objectives of the present study were to investigate (1) whether(More)
2 nurses describe the duties which nurses should assume in primary health care, particularly as practiced in rural areas, in prize-winning articles from a contest sponsored by the Turkish Ministry of Health and Social Services. Both articles argue that primary health care, an internationally recognized human right, is an indispensible factor in national(More)
The aim of the study was to evaluate the effects of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinizing hormone (LH), epidermal growth factor (EGF) and estradiol 17-β (E2) in maturation medium on nuclear maturation and cumulus expansion of cumulus-oocyte complexes (COCs) obtained from bovine ovaries. COCs were classified as good and poor quality grades based on(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the effects of maternal nutritional status during mid-gestation on placental characteristics in ewes. Time of estrus of 3-5 years old Karayaka breed ewes was synchronized and mating was monitored to determine the day 0 of gestation. The ewes had similar body weights (47.8±0.7kg) and loin eye muscle values (thickness;(More)