Murat Sunbul

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BACKGROUND Neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and platelet to lymphocyte ratio (PLR) are associated with worse outcome in various diseases. Non-dipping blood pressure pattern is associated with higher cardiovascular mortality. The aim of this study was to explore the association between NLR and PLR in patients with dipper versus non-dipper hypertension.(More)
Phosphopantetheinyl transferases (PPTases) covalently attach the phosphopantetheinyl group derived from coenzyme A (CoA) to acyl carrier proteins or peptidyl carrier proteins as part of the enzymatic assembly lines of fatty acid synthases (FAS), polyketide synthases (PKS), and nonribosomal peptide synthetases (NRPS). PPTases have demonstrated broad(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the independent risk factors, morbidity, and mortality of central nervous system (CNS) infections caused by Listeria monocytogenes. We retrospectively evaluated 100 episodes of neuroinvasive listeriosis in a multinational study in 21 tertiary care hospitals of Turkey, France, and Italy from 1990 to 2014. The mean age(More)
Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is a progressive disease characterized by increased pulmonary vascular resistance resulting in pulmonary hypertension and right heart failure. The six-minute walk test (6MWT) distance is associated with the prognosis of CTEPH patients. Speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) is a reliable method for(More)
In order to gain deeper insight into the functions and dynamics of RNA in cells, the development of methods for imaging multiple RNAs simultaneously is of paramount importance. Here, we describe a modular approach to image RNA in living cells using an RNA aptamer that binds to dinitroaniline, an efficient general contact quencher. Dinitroaniline quenches(More)
OBJECTIVE Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is associated with atherosclerosis and reduced vascular compliance. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between arterial stiffness measures, the histological severity of NAFLD, and epicardial fat thickness (EFT). METHODS A total of 100 patients with biopsy-proven NAFLD and 50 age-(More)
AIM Subclinical hypothyroidism (SH) is an asymptomatic condition defined by increased serum thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) with normal free thyroid hormone levels. Heart is a major target organ for thyroid hormone action. The aim of this study was to evaluate cardiac functions in patients with SH by speckle tracking imaging. PATIENTS AND METHODS We(More)
BACKGROUND The study evaluates the alterations in exercise capacity of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) patients after pulmonary endarterectomy (PEA) and investigates the echocardiographic parameters associated with the degree of functional recovery. METHODS Thirty consecutive patients with the diagnosis of CTEPH (17 males; mean age,(More)
Arterial stiffness is associated with increased cardiovascular risk. Pulse wave velocity (PWV) and augmentation index (AIx) are non-invasive markers for assessment of arterial stiffness. Increased arterial stiffness is associated with atherosclerosis in patients with psoriasis. Previous studies have shown that high neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR)(More)