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BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Thioredoxin reductase (TrxR) is a redox protein that is considered to play a role in tumor progression. The purpose of this study was to assess the expression of TrxR in blood and tumor samples of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) patients. PATIENTS TrxR levels were evaluated in blood and GBM tissues extracted from 27 patients, in(More)
AIM The purpose of this study was to investigate the time course(s) of the cerebrospinal fluid and serum chitotriosidase changes in patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage and to show whether cerebrospinal fluid and/or serum chitotriosidase levels might be used as a specific marker for disease severity. MATERIAL AND METHODS Chitotriosidase in the(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effects of Ramadan fasting on serum concentrations of immunoglobulin (Ig)G and IgM, and salivary IgA concentrations. METHODS Blood and saliva samples were collected one week before and during the last week of Ramadan from healthy male volunteers. Albumin, total lymphocyte count, electrolytes, and IgG and IgM concentrations(More)
Endometriosis is defined as the presence of endometrial glands and stroma in ectopic locations and may be associated with local and systemic inflammatory processes. Copeptin is elevated in acute and chronic inflammation conditions. The aim of the present study was to determine whether serum copeptin levels were altered in women with endometriosis and played(More)
Endometriosis is traditionally defined as the presence of endometrial glands and stroma in ectopic locations, especially the pelvic peritoneum, ovaries and rectovaginal septum. YKL-40, a new biomarker of inflammation, is secreted by activated macrophages and neutrophils in different tissues with inflammation. Serum concentrations of YKL-40 are elevated in(More)
Atherosclerosis is considered to be an inflammatory disease in which the initial process is the augmented infiltration of monocytes into the vessel wall and their subsequent differentiation from macrophages into lipid-laden foam cells. Human cartilage glycoprotein-39 (YKL-40) is a new inflammatory marker found to be secreted by lipid-laden macrophages(More)
The aim of the present study is to determine and correlate adiponectin, homocysteine, nitric oxide, and ADP-induced platelet aggregation levels in untreated patients with essential hypertension and healthy individuals. A total of 36 individuals, 23 untreated patients with essential hypertension and 13 healthy individuals, were included in the scope of this(More)
The aim of the current study is to determine, correlate and compare the plasma lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2), vitronectin (Vn), Plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) activity and tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA) levels in early-onset preeclampsia, late-onset preeclampsia and in control pregnant women. A total of 79 individuals, 30(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare macrophage activation in normal and pre-eclamptic pregnancies by determining YKL-40 concentration and chitotriosidase activity in maternal and cord serum. METHODS In this prospective case-control study samples of maternal peripheral blood and umbilical venous blood were collected from 28 pre-eclamptic and 24 normotensive pregnant(More)
BACKGROUND Atherosclerosis is considered to be an inflammatory disease in which the initial process is augmented infiltration of monocytes into the vessel wall and their subsequent differentiation from macrophages into lipid-laden foam cells. Chitotriosidase is one of the most quantitative proteins secreted by activated macrophages, so the aim of this study(More)