Nilufer Celik

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The purpose of this study was to evaluate the cardiac and cerebral oxidative stress in the offspings of pregnant rats treated with oxytocin antagonist atosiban. Experimentally naive, adult female Wistar-albino rats (200–250 g) were mated with adult male rats for copulation. After confirming pregnancy, eight gravid rats were then randomly assigned into two(More)
The aim of this study was to establish the frequency of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) insertion (I) or deletion (D) gene polymorphism in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and to examine the association of this polymorphism with insulin resistance. A total of 32 women with PCOS and 31 healthy, age- and body mass index-matched controls were(More)
To assess maternal serum and cord blood apelin-36 and nesfatin-1 concentrations in pregnant women with and without gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). Thirty pregnant women with GDM and 30 gestational age matched healthy pregnant subjects participated to the study. Maternal serum and cord blood nesfatin-1 and apelin-36 levels were measured with ELISA, at(More)
BACKGROUND In addition to the negative effect on fertility, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) has been associated with cardiac pathology. Brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) is a possible marker for cardiac risk, therefore we investigated whether N-terminal pro-B-type BNP (NT-proBNP) increases in women with PCOS compared with healthy women of comparable age and(More)
Mammalian reproduction is a costly process in terms of energy consumption. The critical information regarding metabolic status is signaled to the hypothalamus mainly through peripheral peptides from the adipose tissue and gastrointestinal tract. Changes in energy stores produce fluctuations in leptin, insulin, ghrelin and glucose signals that feedback(More)
AIM Evidence suggests that orexin regulates food consumption, glucose metabolism and insulin secretion. Orexin may have a role in the pathogenesis of type II diabetes mellitus, however its role in gestational diabetes mellitus is not known. We aimed to assess maternal serum and cord blood orexin-A (OXA) concentrations in pregnant women with gestational(More)
AIM In the current study, we aimed to investigate whether serum orexin-A (OXA) levels are different in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) subjects. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty-six women with PCOS and 40 healthy, age and body mass index-matched controls were included in the prospective cross-sectional study. All subjects underwent venous blood draws during(More)
Acylated ghrelin (AG) effect on GnRH secretion is mediated, at least in part, by GH secreta-gogue receptor (GHS-R) which is present in the GnRH neurons. As the acylation is mandatory for binding to GHS-R, unacylated isoform of ghrelin (UAG) action on gonadotropin secretion is likely to be mediated by other receptors or mediators that have not been(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether laparoscopic endometrioma resection alters peri-implantation endometrial HOXA-10, HOXA-11, LIF, ITGB3 and ITGAV mRNA expression. DESIGN Case-control study. SETTING Medical school. PATIENT(S) Twenty infertile patients with uni- or bilateral endometrioma, five infertile patients having nonendometriotic benign ovarian cyst,(More)