Muammer Buyukinan

Konya Training and Research Hospital, Conia, Konya, Turkey

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Publications (4)7.96 Total impact

  • U Can · M Buyukinan · F H Yerlikaya
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    ABSTRACT: Childhood obesity is an increasing health challenge related to increased risk of chronic diseases. microRNAs (miRNAs) are noncoding short RNA molecules regulating multiple biological processes linked to obesity. We aimed at evaluating the association between circulating miRNA levels and lipid metabolism in obese and non-obese children and adolescents. By constituting study group, 45 obese children and adolescents were recruited. To perform comparisons with study group, 41 lean controls were matched for age and sex. Using real-time quantitative PCR analysis, circulating miRNAs were evaluated in both groups. Circulating miR-335 (P < 0.001), miR-143 (P = 0.001) and miR-758 (P = 0.006) in obese children were significantly lower than those of controls. However, circulating miR-27 (P = 0.032), miR-378 (P < 0.001) and miR-370 (P = 0.045) in obese children were significantly higher, compared with those of controls. In addition, circulating miR-33 in obese children was higher than those of controls, but no significant difference was present (P = 0.687). Our findings showed that a significant association is present between circulating miR-370, miR-33, miR-378, miR-27, miR-335, miR-143 and miR-758 values, and childhood obesity. Low levels of miR-335, miR-143 and miR-758, and high levels of miR-27, miR-378, miR-33 and miR-370 may have been responsible for elevated triglycerides and low-density lipoprotein (LDL-C) levels, and low level of high-density lipoprotein (HDL-C) in obese subjects. Therefore, miRNAs may be a good novel biomarker for childhood obesity. © 2015 World Obesity.
    Pediatric Obesity 07/2015; DOI:10.1111/ijpo.12050 · 4.57 Impact Factor
  • 03/2013; 2(1):36-39. DOI:10.5222/buchd.2012.036
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    ABSTRACT: The previously reported activated intravascular coagulation system in the acute phase of respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) has not been evaluated in the long term. We assessed the activities of coagulation system of a cohort of premature infants with RDS in comparison with healthy premature infants (HPIs), healthy mature infants (HMIs), and pediatric laboratory controls over a 6-month period. Cord and venous blood samples were taken at birth, at the first month and sixth month. Protein C (PC), free protein S (f-PS), and antithrombin (AT) activities, thrombin-antithrombin (TAT) complex, prothrombin fragment 1 + 2 (PF1 + 2), and fibrinogen levels were measured. Mean PC, f-PS, d -dimer, and fibrinogen values were similar at all periods for HPI and RDS groups. Low neonatal anticoagulant proteins increased within 6 months in HMI and HPI groups. However, in RDS group, the AT activity remained significantly lower together with significantly higher TAT and PF1 + 2 levels both at the first month and at sixth month, suggesting a long-term consumption coagulopathy.
    Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis 05/2012; 19(5). DOI:10.1177/1076029612444003 · 2.39 Impact Factor
  • Muammer Buyukinan · Samim Ozen · Serap Kokkun · Eylem Ulas Saz
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    ABSTRACT: The prevalence of obesity among children and adolescents has been rapidly increasing in recent years. Obese individuals are at risk for vitamin D deficiency. The aim of this study was to investigate the relation of vitamin D deficiency with puberty and insulin resistance in obese children and adolescents. A total of 106 children and adolescents (48 prepubertal and 58 pubertal) between 8 and 16 years of age were included in the study. Fasting blood glucose, insulin, lipid profile, calcium, phosphorus, alkaline phosphatase, parathyroid hormone, 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] levels, as well as blood glucose and insulin concentrations at 120 min of oral glucose tolerance test were measured. Insulin resistance was calculated using the homeostasis model assessment. Daily vitamin D intake was questioned. Serum 25(OH)D level was normal in only 3.8%, insufficient in 34.0%, and deficient in 62.2% of the subjects. There was a statistically significant rate of 25(OH)D deficiency in the pubertal group compared with that in the prepubertal group. Those subjects with 25(OH)D deficiency were found to have greater insulin resistance. Vitamin D deficiency is common among obese children and adolescents. Low vitamin D levels in obese individuals may accelerate the development of metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and cardiovascular disease by further increasing insulin resistance.
    Journal of pediatric endocrinology & metabolism: JPEM 02/2012; 25(1-2):83-7. DOI:10.1515/jpem-2011-0426 · 1.00 Impact Factor

Publication Stats

13 Citations
7.96 Total Impact Points


  • 2015
    • Konya Training and Research Hospital
      Conia, Konya, Turkey
  • 2012
    • Dr. Behcet Uz Children's Hospital
      Nikfer, Denizli, Turkey
    • Ege University
      • Department of Pediatrics
      Ismir, İzmir, Turkey