N. Lale Satiroglu-Tufan

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The mechanisms of teratogenic action of ethanol (EtOH) were investigated by testing the hypothesis that all-trans-retinoic acid and/or alpha-tocopherol ameliorates ethanol-induced embryonic growth retardation. Chicken embryos were explanted in shell-less cultures and a single dose of EtOH (15, 30, or 50%) or 50% EtOH with either all-trans-retinoic acid(More)
Angiogenesis, the formation of new blood vessels, is essential for tumor growth, progression and metastasis. The development of agents that target tumor vasculature is ultimately dependent on the availability of appropriate preclinical screening assays. The chorioallantoic membrane (CAM) assay is well established and widely used as a model to examine(More)
AIM To investigate the apoptotic process of cells within the intestinal metaplasia areas co-localizing with chronic gastritis and gastric carcinomas and to analyze the involvement of proteins regulating apoptosis in the process of intestinal metaplasia related gastric carcinogenesis. METHODS Forty-two gastric carcinoma and seventeen chronic gastritis(More)
The p63 gene is a transcription factor and a member of the p53 family. Heterozygote mutation of the p63 gene is suggested in a number of human syndromes including limb development and/or ectodermal dysplasia. The EEC syndrome, consisting of ectrodactyly (E), ectodermal dysplasia (E) and cleft lip (C) with or without cleft palate, is the prototype of these(More)
The effect of ethanol (EtOH) exposure on extraembryonic vascular development was examined using the chick embryo area vasculosa (AV) in shell-less culture. Embryos were placed in cultures at Hamburger Hamilton (HH) stage 11/12 and a single dose of EtOH (10, 30 or 50%) was applied to the center of the blastodisc. Untreated/sodium-chloride-treated controls(More)
Achondroplasia is the most common genetic form of dwarfism inherited as an autosomal dominant disorder. Individuals affected with achondroplasia have impaired ability to form bone from cartilage (endochondral bone formation). Homozygous achondroplasia is a neonatal lethal condition. The vast majority of patients with achondroplasia have a G-to-A transition(More)
A large number of archival paraffin-embedded tissue banks have been established during diagnostic surgical pathology, forming a precious resource of tissues for retrospective molecular studies of cancer and a variety of other diseases. Extraction of DNA from formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue samples was previously accomplished. However, this procedure(More)
The integration of stem cell technology and cell sheet engineering improved the potential use of cell sheet products in regenerative medicine. This review will discuss the use of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in cell sheet-based tissue engineering. Besides their adhesiveness to plastic surfaces and their extensive differentiation potential in vitro, MSCs(More)
Pseudoachondroplasia (PSACH) is an autosomal-dominant osteochondrodysplasia due to mutations in the gene encoding cartilage oligomeric matrix protein (COMP). Clinical diagnosis of PSACH is based primarily on family history, physical examination, and radiographic evaluation, and is sometimes extremely difficult, particularly in adult patients. Genetic(More)
A 45,X karyotype is one of the common chromosomal abnormalities characterized by short stature, lack of development of secondary sexual characteristics, webbed neck and cubitus valgus. This phenotype was described by Turner in 1938 and was called Turner syndrome (TS). About 40-60% of the patients with TS phenotype have a 45,X karyotype, the rest either have(More)