Ozlem Timirci

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Carcinogenic molecules from cigarettes are known to cause DNA damage to bladder epithelial cells, but such damage can be corrected by some DNA repair mechanisms such as base and nucleotide excision repair, double-strand repair and mismatch repair. Various gene products play a role in these DNA repair systems. The aim of this study was to investigate six of(More)
BACKGROUND Manganese superoxide dismutase (MnSOD) is a major enzyme that is responsible for the detoxification of reactive oxygen species in the mitochondria. Mitochondrial DNA damage may contribute to carcinogenesis as an important risk factor. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between prostate cancer and MnSOD Ala-9Val polymorphism(More)
BACKGROUND In most cells, DNA is regularly damaged by mutagens. Different DNA repair mechanisms operate on specific types of damaged DNA. When DNA damage resulting from free radicals is not repaired, it might lead to deteriorated gene expression, the development of a number of diseases such as cancer, diabetes, vascular diseases, and aging. In the present(More)
BACKGROUND We aimed to evaluate apolipoprotein B-100 (APOB) EcoRI polymorphism and plasma lipid parameters together in children and adolescents. This is the first such study in Turkey to determine possible relationships of these parameters. MATERIALS AND METHODS Three separate groups were studied: a group of obese children with hyperlipidemia, a group of(More)
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