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Articles by Metin Ogun
Total Records ( 2 ) for Metin Ogun
  Harun Alp , Ismail Aytekin , Onur Atakisi , Namik Kemal Hatipoglu , Kemal Basarali , Metin Ogun , Sadik Buyukbas , Levent Altintas , Husamettin Ekici and Ayse Alp
  The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of Caffeic Acid Phenethyl Ester (CAPE) and Ellagic Acid (EA) on acitivities of Malondialdehyde (MDA), reduced Glutathione (GSH) and Nitric Oxide (NO) in rat lung, liver and kidney tissues in acute Diazinon (DI) toxicity. Six groups of 6 Sprague Dawley rats were used comprising control, CAPE, EA, DI control, DI+CAPE and DI+EA. Tissue samples were analysed for GSH, MDA and NO levels in lung, liver and kidney tissues. Biochemical parameters were measured colormetrically by spectrophotometer. Control, CAPE and EA groups showed no statistically significant difference whereas DI+medication groups revealed that CAPE and EA increased the level of GSH in liver tissue by blocking the DI effect. NO levels in lung, liver and kidney tissues were significantly increased by DI but CAPE and EA attenuated those levels. In DI+medication groups, MDA levels showed no significant change in kidney and liver tissues but in lung tissues, CAPE and EA reduced the MDA level by blocking the DI effect. It was concluded that CAPE and EA which showed similar effects to each other could be used for protection and support against oxidative stress caused by acute DI intoxication.
  Cihan Kacar , Abuzer Kaffar Zonturlu , Mahmut Karapehlivan , Umut Cagın ARI , Metin Ogun and Mehmet Citil
  The aim of this study was to determine the effects of parenteral administration of L-carnitine on some biochemical parameters in Halep (Damascus) goats during the last month of pregnancy. L-carnitine was administrated to goats in group I (n = 13) by subcutaneous injections once a week during the last month of the pregnancy. Physiologic salt solution was administered to goats in group II (n = 12) by the same route during the same period. Differences of glucose concentration between groups were not significant (P > 0.05). Serum β-hydroxybutyric acid (BHB) concentrations in both groups increased until parturition. However, differences between groups were not significant (P > 0.05). Concentration of serum NEFA (Non Esterified Fatty Acid) in group I was lower compared to group II 2 weeks before parturition (P < 0.05). Differences of serum triglyceride and cholesterol concentration between groups were not significant (P > 0.05). Level of glucose concentration in L-carnitine administered goats with twin kids was higher than the controls with twin kids in the 2nd (P < 0.01) and 3rd weeks (P < 0.05) before parturition. It was concluded that parenteral administration of L-carnitine might be a protective measure against pregnancy toxemia (ketosis) via increasing serum glucose concentration in goats with twin pregnancy.
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