Serpil Erdogan

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Hydrocephalus is a disabling disease for children, but current data concerning the effects of melatonin on ventricular enlargement are still limited. We have investigated the changes in the choroid plexuses (CPs) of ventricles and blood-brain barrier (BBB) of hydrocephalic rats. Forty-five Swiss Albino rats at age 2 weeks were divided into three equal(More)
ADAMTS (a disintegrin and metalloproteinase with thrombospondin motifs) proteinases are involved in a variety of biological processes such as angiogenesis, cancer and arthritis. ADAMTSs appears to be responsible for the cleavage of proteoglycans in several tissues including brain and cartilage. Chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans (CSPGs) maintains the(More)
Activation of phospholipase A(2), degradation of membrane phospholipids resulting in tissue accumulation of arachidonic acid, and the activation of cyclooxygenase that leads to the formation of prostaglandin and free radicals may occur after hypoxic-ischemic damage. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of indomethacin, a nonselective(More)
Introduction It is known that the joint cartilage of individuals with OA is highly metabolically active, engaging in a process of remodeling and repair of damaged tissue [1]. Cartilage degrading enzymes have been
Chemerin is expressed mainly in the adipose tissue. It is an agonist of chemokine-like receptor-1, which is expressed by the immune system cells. Chemerin stimulates the chemotaxis of the immune system cells, and this indicates the function of chemerin and chemokine-like receptor-1 in the immune response. The tumor microenvironment is very important for(More)
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