Ozgur Yesilyurt

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Opioids and cannabinoids produce antinociception through both spinal and supraspinal action. Both opioids and cannabinoids also have important peripheral action. Many previous studies indicate that systemically administered cannabinoids enhance antinociceptive properties of opioids. Experiments were conducted to test the hypothesis that topical cannabinoids(More)
OBJECTIVES Cyclosporine A (CyA), tacrolimus (TRL), sirolimus (SIR), and everolimus (RAD) are immunosuppressive drugs frequently used in organ transplantation. Our aim was to confirm a robust sensitive and selective liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) method for determination of CyA, TRL, SIR, and RAD in whole-blood samples. MATERIALS(More)
Serotonin (5-HT) plays an important role in the descending control of pain. We evaluated the role of descending serotonergic pathways and spinal 5-HT₇ and 5-HT(2A) receptors in comparison to that of 5-HT(1A) and 5-HT₃ receptors in the antinociceptive effects of systemically administered cannabinoids. Antinociceptive effects were evaluated by radiant heat(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The adverse effects of newer antiepileptic drugs are not well-known. This study assessed the impact of oxcarbazepine (OXC) treatment on bone turnover. METHODS Forty-four children with idiopathic focal (and/or secondarily generalized) epilepsy who had been treated with OXC for more than 1 year were compared with 33 healthy, age- and(More)
The increase of endocannabinoid tonus by inhibiting fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH) or monoacylglycerol lipase (MAGL) represents a promising therapeutic approach in a variety of disease to overcome serious central side effects of exocannabinoids. Recent studies reported that systemic administration of FAAH and MAGL inhibitors produce antipruritic action.(More)
Intradermal injection of pruritogens such as serotonin, histamine and compound 48/80 into the skin and then, the evaluation of the scratching behavior is the commonly used animal model to advance pruritic research and drug development. However, predictive validity of this model is poorly documented. There is a close interaction between itch and pain(More)
The opioid and non-opioid types of stress-induced analgesia have been well defined. One of the non-opioid type involve the endocannabinoid system. We previously reported that the spinal serotonin 7 receptor (5-HT7) blockers inhibit both morphine and cannabinoid-induced analgesia, thus we hypothesized that descending serotonergic pathways-spinal 5-HT7(More)
PURPOSE Cerebral palsy is one of the most common reasons of osteopenia in childhood. Patients have a significantly decreased bone mineral density, and painful fractures with minor traumas are common. Biphosphonates in the treatment of childhood osteoporosis are increasingly being used. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of oral alendronate treatment(More)
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