Ozlem Darcansoy Iseri

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BACKGROUND Zoledronic acid is an important osteotropic compound used in combination with anticancer agents to reduce the incidence of hypercalcemia and skeletal morbidity in patients with advanced breast cancer and bone metastases. Ineffectiveness of anticancer drugs during chemotherapy is a frequently observed situation in cancer chemotherapy. The(More)
BACKGROUND Ineffectiveness of anticancer drugs is frequently observed in cancer chemotherapy. The resistance of tumor cells to various cytotoxic drugs is defined as multidrug resistance (MDR). The purpose of this study is to investigate the potential reversal effect of some synthetic and natural chemicals on drug-resistant MCF-7 cell lines. The effects of(More)
AIM Cancer cells and some highly proliferative normal cells can stabilize telomere lengths by telomerase, which adds hexameric repeats to the ends of linear chromosomes. In this study, the activity of telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT) and its gene expression levels were investigated in paclitaxel, docetaxel, vincristine and doxorubicin resistant(More)
Recent studies have demonstrated that vegetable rich diets have protective effects on the occurrence and prognosis of various cancers. In addition to dietary intakes, ascorbic acid and β-carotene are also taken as supplements. The aim of this study was to assess effects of ascorbic acid, β-carotene and their combinations on human hepatocellular carcinoma(More)
Detection of dioxyribonucleic acid (DNA) damage is very crucial in various areas of life sciences and in the clinical diagnosis of some pathophysiologies. Single cell gel electrophoresis, also called Comet Assay, is a reliable and easily applicable method to measure/detect level of DNA damage which is an indicator of an genotoxic and cytotoxic effect on(More)
CONTEXT Propranolol, atenolol, and ICI118,551 are non-selective β-adrenergic receptor (AR), β1-AR, and β2-AR antagonists, respectively. OBJECTIVE We investigated the efficacy of propranolol, atenolol, and ICI118,551 on proliferation, migration, and invasion of non-stimulated breast (MCF7), colon (HT-29), and hepatocellular (HepG2) cancer cells. (More)
Image processing techniques are frequently used for extracting quantitative information from different types of microscopic images. Particularly, in cell biology (cell migration, growth, wound healing etc.), image analysis is time consuming, and requires personal expertise. In addition, evaluation of the results may be subjective. Therefore, computer-based(More)
PURPOSE Multidrug resistance is resistance to structurally unrelated anticancer agents. Large-scale expression analysis by using high-density oligonucleotide microarrays may provide information about new candidate genes contributing to MDR. This study demonstrates alterations in expression levels of several genes related to epithelial-mesenchymal transition(More)
PURPOSE Multidrug resistance (MDR) is resistance to wide range of structurally unrelated anticancer agents. MDR is a serious limitation to the effective chemotherapy. Involvement of ETS1 overexpression in upregulation of MDR1 gene expression is implicated. In the present study the aim was to assess the involvement of ETS1 and the genes, which encode the(More)
BACKGROUND Dose- and time-dependent effects of doxorubicin on telomerase activity (TA) and expression levels of hTERT, Bcl-2, Bcl-x(L) and Bax were investigated in doxorubicin-resistant and -sensitive MCF-7 cells. METHODS Doxorubicin-resistant MCF-7/R was developed from sensitive MCF-7 breast carcinoma cell line and acquired resistance was demonstrated by(More)