Meral Sakizli

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We aimed to determine changes in the expression of the genes CDH1, CDH13, CD44, and TIMP3 to look for any relationship between them, HER2 and ESR1 expression at the RNA level, and the histopathological properties of tumors. We also analyzed the expression properties of double-negative (estrogen receptor [ER] and human epidermal growth factor receptor [HER2](More)
We studied the promoter methylation status and expression levels of P16 and CDH1 genes in breast cancer and their adjacent normal tissues with normal control breast tissues, to correlate with their histopathological parameters. Hundred twenty four samples (tumor and adjacent nonmalignant tissues) from 62 breast cancer patients and 4 normal control breast(More)
The purpose of this study was to use comparative genomic hybridization (CGH) to screen breast tumors for copy number changes: 22 ductal, 9 lobular, 7 mixed, 2 micropapillary carcinomas, and 2 ductal carcinoma in situ were studied and various regional genomic imbalances were detected. The majority of the aberrations identified in this study were in line with(More)
Young age does not seem to be directly related to the aggressiveness of the disease among patients with breast cancer. Identification and analysis of the alterations in a susceptibility gene expression in breast cancer occurring in young women may allow identification of those patients in whom tumors will show an aggressive clinical course. The purpose of(More)
Neuroblastoma (NB) is a childhood cancer derived from neural crest cells, with a highly variable clinical course and biologic behavior. NB cells harbor complex genetic changes. Also, MYCN amplification is a well-known molecular marker for aggressive progression, and deletion of the short arm of chromosome 1 is frequently observed in NB. The aim of this(More)
Little is understood about the basic biological mechanisms that underlie the reasons for acute transformation in chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). Progression of disease may include inactivation of one or more tumor suppressor genes (TSGs). A widely used methodology for indirectly detecting somatic inactivation of TSGs is searching loss of heterozygosity(More)
AIMS The Wnt planar cell polarity (PCP) pathway is one of the Wnt pathways which plays a critical role in cell proliferation and fate. The VANGL1 protein is one of Wnt-PCP pathway components. It is known that Wnt-PCP pathway has major roles in cell motility but its role in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) progression through invasion and metastasis needs to(More)
In the blood samples obtained from a total of 68 patients with cancers of the urinary bladder, prostate, and cervix, who applied to the Departments of Urology, Obstetrics, and Gynecology of Hacettepe Medical Faculty, neutralizing antibodies were sought for against herpes simplex type 2 by neutralization test. The same test was applied to 35 control patients(More)
The frequency of sister chromatid exchange (SCE) was studied in cultured peripheral lymphocytes from 15 untreated patients with carcinoma of the larynx and 10 healthy control subjects. Bromodeoxyuridine-incorporated chromosomes were treated with Hoechst 33258 and stained according to conventional methods. To measure SCE frequency, at least 15 mitoses per(More)
BACKGROUND Turner's syndrome (TS) is a sex chromosome disorder occurring in 1 in 2,500 female births and in approximately 50 in 100,000 adult females and is characterized by retarded growth, gonadal dysgenesis and infertility. The 45,X/46,XX chromosomal pattern is the most frequent mosaic type of this disease (36%). CASE The mosaic form of TS was(More)