Suleyman Sandal

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AIM The present study was designed to investigate the effects of two aromatase inhibitors on steroid hormone levels, bone mineral density (BMD) and bone turnover markers in intact female rats. METHODS Letrozole and anastrazole at two different dose levels were investigated for their effect on serum levels of estradiol, androstenedione, testosterone,(More)
Exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) is known to suppress immune system function and this action is usually ascribed to dioxin-like PCBs that act via the Ah receptor. We have studied the effects of one ortho-substituted, non-dioxin-like PCB (PCB 52) and one coplanar, dioxin-like congener (PCB 77) on properties of thymocytes acutely isolated from(More)
Pesticides often cause environmental pollution and adverse effects on human health. We have chosen four structurally different pesticides (endosulfan, an organochlorine pesticide; chlorpyrifos, an organophosphate insecticide; cypermethrin, type II pyrethroid insecticide, and 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid, a chlorinated aromatic hydrocarbon acid pesticide)(More)
Novel six Cu(II), Ni(II), and Zn(II) complexes with Schiff bases derived from 4-aminobenzoic acid with terephtaldehyde and amino acids (glycine, β-alanine). Structures have been proposed from elemental analysis, UV–Vis, IR, NMR, TGA, DTA, and magnetic measurements. Spectroscopic studies suggest that coordination occurs through azomethine nitrogen, hydroxyl(More)
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are known to be carcinogenic, but the mechanisms of this action are uncertain. Most, but not all, studies have concluded that PCBs are not directly mutagenic, and that much if not all of the carcinogenic activity resides in the fraction of the PCB mixture that contains congeners with dioxin-like activity. The present study(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was planned to investigate the effects of exogenous leptin on the pain threshold. METHODS Adult male Wistar rats weighing 250-300 g and mice weighing 25-30 g were used in this study. Leptin was intracerebroventricularly (i. c. v.) injected in a dose of 3.5 micro g/rat. Mice were intraperitoneally (i. p.) injected with leptin in a dose(More)
Melatonin, the main secretory product of the pineal gland, has been shown to be potentially effective in prevention of numerous types of neurodegenerative disorders in which free radical processes are involved. Homocysteine (Hcy), an independent risk factor for atherosclerosis, undergoes auto-oxidation and generates reactive oxygen species. The purpose of(More)
Occupational exposure and sniffing of toluene-based organic solvents is an important public health problem. In this study, we have investigated the effects of paint thinner inhalation on testosterone synthesis and secretion in the male rat. A control group inhaled normal air ventilation. The remaining animals were divided into three groups and exposed to(More)
We investigated the effects of lipids on thymocyte function. The effects of application of cholesterol or docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), a C22, omega-3 (n-3) polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA), on viability and intracellular calcium concentrations of acutely isolated mouse thymocytes were investigated using flow cytometry. Cholesterol (100 microM) caused(More)
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are persistent environmental pollutants. Two PCB mixtures, Aroclors 1221 and 1254 have been suggested to have estrogenic and anti-estrogenic properties, respectively. We have examined whether these PCB mixtures modulate bone turnover and vertebral histology in intact and ovariectomized (ovx) rat models. Thirty-two adult(More)