Meral Demirci

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Purposes of this investigation were to compare smoke constituent exposure (CO and nicotine boosts) and smoking topography parameters between black and white women, and between women regularly using menthol or nonmenthol cigarettes. A two-factor factorial design with a sample of 37 women stratified by race and menthol or nonmenthol cigarette use was(More)
OBJECTIVES Polymerized dental resin materials release residual monomers that may interact with pulp tissues. We hypothesized that dental adhesives might cause cytotoxicity in pulp cells via the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), which may also contribute to genotoxic effects in vitro. METHODS For cytotoxicity testing, transformed human(More)
Oxidative stress may be a contributing factor in the etiopathophysiology of schizophrenia, which may be exacerbated by the treatment with antipsychotics with pro-oxidant properties. Increased levels of S100 B are associated with neurodegenerative disorders, including schizophrenia. The aim of the present study was to investigate the role of oxidative cell(More)
Accurate assessment of the anti-growth effects of chemotherapeutics is immensely importance in cancer research with regard to drug discovery and toxicological safety. A number of in vitro cytotoxicity assays are used for these purposes. However, there is the possibility for different results in the assessments because the way they measure the viability of(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the possible protective effect of sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P), a polar sphingoid metabolite that seemingly promotes cell survival, on cytotoxin- and irradiation-induced ovarian injury in the rat model. Administration of S1P into ovarian bursa before whole-body irradiation led to decreased percentage of apoptotic cells,(More)
We determined the effects of intraperitoneally administered vitamin C on the lipid peroxidation (as thiobarbituric acid-reactive substances, TBARS) and vitamin C and E levels and reduced glutathione (GSH) and glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px) activity in the plasma, red blood cells (RBC), liver, and muscle of rats in relation to oxidative damage associated(More)
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