Nergiz Domaniç

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Background: Acute thrombosis after atherosclerotic plaques disruption is a major complication of primary atherosclerosis, leading to acute ischemic syndromes and atherosclerotic proression. Vitronectin (VN) is multifunctional glycoprotein in blood and in the extracellular matrix. It binds glycosaminoglycans, collagen, plasminogen and urokinase receptor. VN(More)
In this study, the levels of fibronectin, vitronectin, leptin, tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA), and lipid parameters were investigated in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) and control group. The average plasma fibronectin levels in CAD patients group were significantly higher compared with the control group (p=0.006). Moreover, in patients(More)
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a multifactorial process that appears to be caused by the interaction of environmental risk factors with multiple predisposing genes. In this study, we investigated the effects of the XPD Lys751Gln and XRCC1 Arg399Gln polymorphisms on the presence and the severity of CAD. We also investigated the presence of DNA damage in(More)
INTRODUCTION Coronary thrombosis is an important determinant of prognosis in patients with acute coronary syndromes. Fibronectin is also found in platelets within the alpha secretory granules and secreted following platelet stimulation by a variety of agonist. Available data suggest that expression of platelet fibronectin on the cell surface may indicate a(More)
Transferrin is a N-glycosylated glycoprotein and plays an important role in iron transport from sites of absorption and storage to sites of utilization. The main component of normal serum transferrin contains two biantennary glycans, each consisting of 2 mol of sialic acid (Tetrasialo transferrin). Normal serum also contains small amounts of tri- and(More)
Observations in a family point to the existence of autosomal dominant inheritance for discrete subaortic stenosis (DSS), which made up part of a multisystem disorder. Both parents, offspring of two full siblings, had short stature, obstructive lung disease (OLD), hoarseness and upturned nose. The father alone had aortic stenosis and inguinal hernia. The six(More)
Several studies indicate that thrombosis plays an important role in the pathogenesis of coronary heart disease (CHD). Fibronectin is a multifunctional protein in plasma, other body fluids, and cell surface and plays an important role in platelet functions, including mediation of cell-cell and cell-surface interactions. Sialic acid is a regular constituent(More)
BACKGROUND The extent of cardiovascular risk reduction by implementing coronary prevention guidelines needs to be documented in various population samples. HYPOTHESIS This is a multicenter study to assess the impact of risk reduction in cardiovascular events upon implementation of coronary prevention guidelines in patients with or at high risk for(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the association of estrogen receptor-alpha PvuII and BtgI polymorphisms with angiographic presence and severity of coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS Our cross-sectional study included 140 patients with >or=50% coronary stenoses (CAD group) and 47 patients with normal angiograms (CAD-free group) (total n=187, age 59.6+/- 13.2(More)