Selma Düzenli

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In the present study, we used the L-type calcium channel blocker nimodipine, the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) calcium release blocker dantrolene and the calcium transport blocker in mitochondria ruthenium red (RuR), in NMDA induced neurotoxicity, to observe the most suitable combination for neuroprotection in cerebellar granular cell culture of rat pups. In(More)
The neuroprotective role of nimodipine was tested in kainic acid (50 and 100 microM) induced neurotoxicity in cerebellar granular cell cultures of 4 to 7 day-old rat pups. Nimodipine was applied in 50, 100 and 200 microM concentrations. Kainate, in either dose, induced cerebellar granular cell death in respect to controls and the results were statistically(More)
In the present study, melatonin was tested in subsequent doses in glutamate induced neurotoxicity in cerebellar granular cell culture of rat pups. Glutamate at 10(-7) M was found to induce neuronal cell death. The dead cell score was 2.75+/-0.7 in the control, while it was found to be 35.12+/-1.8 in the glutamate-administered group (P<0.0001). Melatonin(More)
Despite the existence of some positive and negative reports on dantrolene in ischemic states, combined application of an endoplasmic reticulum Ca2+ release inhibitor and a calcium channel blocker has not yet been elucidated. In the present study, we have investigated the role of dantrolene in subsequent doses alone or in coexistence with the dihydropyridine(More)
Neurotoxicity induced by caffeine in auditory-neuron cultures was studied in rat pups. For possible protective effect, reactive blue (RB) alone and in combination with dantrolene were tested in subsequent doses. RB was found to have a U-shape neuroprotective effect in caffeine neurotoxicity. Dantrolene was also tested in combined application in caffeine(More)
In the present study, dantrolene, nimodipine, basilen blue, and ruthenium red were tested in experimental bilirubin toxicity in cortical cell culture of rats. Neurotoxicity was induced by 10(-4) M bilirubin. Basilen blue in the highest concentration of 10(-4) M was determined as the most protective agent when applied alone. Dantrolene alone was found(More)
AIM Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed malignancy and the second most common cause of cancer deaths in the Western male population. Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and tissue inhibitors of MMPs (TIMPs) modulate the remodeling of the extracellular matrix (ECM). The imbalance between MMPs and TIMPs may lead to an emergence of pathological(More)
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