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  • PublicationOpen Access
    Investigation of the Vitamin D Receptor Polymorphisms in Acromegaly Patients
    (2015-01-01) Ilhan, MAHMUT MUZAFFER; TOPTAS-HEKIMOGLU, Bahar; YAYLIM, Ilhan; Turgut, SEDA; TURAN, Saime; Karaman, Ozcan; Tasan, ERTUĞRUL; İLHAN, MAHMUT MUZAFFER; TURGUT, SEDA; KARAMAN, ÖZCAN; TAŞAN, ERTUĞRUL
    Objective. The genetic structural alterations in the majority of somatotroph adenomas are not clarified and the search for novel candidate genes is still a challenge.We aimed to investigate possible associations between vitamin D receptor (VDR) polymorphisms and acromegaly. Design, Patients, and Methods. 52 acromegaly patients (mean age 45.7 ± 1.9 years) and 83 controls (mean age 43.1 ± 2.6 years) were recruited to the study. VDR polymorphism was determined by polymerase chain reaction-based restriction fragment length polymorphism methods. Results. The distribution of VDR genotypes showed a significant difference in the frequencies of VDR FokI genotypes between patients and controls (𝑃 = 0.034). VDR FokI ff genotype was significantly decreased in acromegaly patients (𝑃 = 0.035) and carriers of FokI Ff genotype had a 1.5-fold increased risk for acromegaly (OR: 1.5, 95% CI: 1.07–2.1; 𝑃 = 0.020). IGF1 levels after treatment were significantly higher in patients carrying the Ff genotype compared to carrying ff genotype (𝑃 = 0.0049). 25(OH)D3 levels were significantly lower in acromegaly patients (𝑃 < 0.001). Conclusions. Our study suggests that VDR FokI genotypes might affect the development of acromegaly and VDR polymorphisms may play a role in the course of acromegaly as a consequence of altering hormonal status.
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    The Role of p16 and MDM2 Gene Polymorphisms in Prolactinoma: MDM2 Gene Polymorphisms May Be Associated with Tumor Shrinkage
    (2017-05-01) Turgut, SEDA; Ilhan, Muzaffer; Turan, Saime; Karaman, Ozcan; Yaylim, Ilhan; Kucukhuseyin, Ozlem; Tasan, ERTUĞRUL; TURGUT, SEDA; İLHAN, MAHMUT MUZAFFER; KARAMAN, ÖZCAN; TAŞAN, ERTUĞRUL
    Aim: Prolactinomas are thought to arise from clonal expansion of a single mutated cell which is subjected to growth stimuli of several permissive factors, although the pathogenetic mechanisms underlying tumorigenesis remain unclear. The present study aimed to investigate the role of p16 (540C→G and 580C→T) and mouse double minute 2 (MDM2) (SNP309T→G) gene polymorphisms in tumorigenesis and characteristics of prolactinoma. Patients and methods: A total of 74 patients with prolactinoma and 100 age- and gender-matched healthy individuals were enrolled in the study. Serum prolactin levels were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). p16 and MDM2 polymorphisms were determined by polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment polymorphism and agarose gel electrophoresis. Results: p16 540C→G genotype distribution was found to be: CC: 66.2%, CG: 28.4%, GG: 5.4%; p16 580C→T genotype distribution was found to be: CC: 82.4%, CT: 17.6%, TT: 0% and MDM2 genotype distribution was found to be: TT: 31.1%, TG: 47.3%, GG: 21.6% in patients with prolactinoma. Tumor diameter before treatment was correlated with prolactin levels before treatment and percentage of prolactin decrease with treatment (r=0.719, p<0.001, p=0.034 r=0.256, respectively). The number of patients with tumor size decrease of more than 50% in those with homozygous genotype (TT+GG) of MDM2 SNP309T→G was significantly higher than in heterozygous genotype (TG) carriers (odds ratio(OR)=0.18, 95% confidence interval(CI)=0.06-0.58; p=0.003). Conclusion: This study showed that p16 and MDM2 polymorphisms do not play a decisive role in tumorigenesis, but some genotypes of these polymorphisms might be associated with follow-up characteristics of prolactinoma.
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    Does hormonal control obviate positive airway pressure therapy in acromegaly with sleep-disordered breathing?
    (2013-11-01) Akkoyunlu, MUHAMMED EMİN; Ilhan, MAHMUT MUZAFFER; Bayram, MEHMET; Tasan, ERTUĞRUL; YAKAR, Fatih; OZCELIK, Hatice Kutbay; KARAKOSE, Fatmanur; Kart, Levent; AKKOYUNLU, MUHAMMED EMİN; İLHAN, MAHMUT MUZAFFER; BAYRAM, MEHMET; TAŞAN, ERTUĞRUL; OKYALTIRIK, FATMANUR
    Acromegaly is a disease in which uncontrolled release of growth hormone occurs after closure of epiphyseal plates, causing changes in the body that can lead to sleep disordered breathing (SDB). No definite guidelines regarding the treatment of SDB in acromegaly are available. In this study, we aimed to investigate the prevalence of SDB in acromegaly and whether hormonal control alters the necessity of positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy in acromegaly patients with SDB. Methods: Forty-two acromegaly patients were included in the study and divided into two groups according to disease status, i.e., active or well controlled. All patients underwent polysomnography. Fourteen patients with active acromegaly were diagnosed with SDB and were evaluated for PAP therapy with polysomnography both before and 6 months after disease control was achieved. Results: Sleep-disorder breathing was diagnosed in 22 of 42 patients, 7 of 20 patients with controlled-disease and 15 of 20 patients with active diseases. There were significant reductions in respiratory disturbance index (RDI), apnea index, desaturation index, central apnea number, and rapid eye movement-phase RDI at the control polysomnography. Initially, PAP therapy was indicated in 12 of 14 patients and PAP therapy indication held in 11 patients after acromegaly control was achieved. Conclusion: Our study revealed that over half of patients with acromegaly had SDB. Furthermore, SDB severity decreases with acromegaly treatment; however, this decrease does not
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    Acromegaly can be associated with impairment of LES relaxation in the oesophagus
    (2015-09-01) Ilhan, MAHMUT MUZAFFER; DANALIOGLU, Ahmet; Turgut, SEDA; Karaman, Ozcan; Arabaci, ELİF; Tasan, ERTUĞRUL; İLHAN, MAHMUT MUZAFFER; TURGUT, SEDA; KARAMAN, ÖZCAN; ARABACI, ELİF; TAŞAN, ERTUĞRUL
    Introduction: Although prolonged small intestine and colonic transit time has been demonstrated in acromegaly patients, the influence of acromegaly on oesophagus motility and the pathological mechanisms involved are still not clarified. We aimed to investigate manometric measurements to ascertain whether oesophagus motility is affected in active acromegaly patients. Material and methods: The study was performed in an institutional referral centre at a tertiary care hospital. Twenty-three acromegaly patients (mean age 43.2 ± 13.2 years) and 25 sex- and age-matched healthy control subjects (mean age 48.6 ± 7.9 years) were recruited to a case-control study. Oesophageal manometry was performed using MMS (Medical Measurement Systems, Netherlands) Solar GI — Air Charged Intelligent Gastrointestinal Conventional Manometry. Results: In manometric measurements the lower oesophageal sphincter pressure was 18 ± 7 mmHg in acromegaly patients and 15.6 ± 4.4 mm Hg in controls, and there was no significant difference (p = 0.17). The percentage of relaxation was 64.8% and 81.8%, respectively, and it was significantly lower in acromegaly patients than in controls (p < 0.001). Additionally, the duration of relaxation was found to be 4 ± 1.9 seconds and 5 ± 1.7 seconds in patients and controls, respectively (p = 0.049). Conclusions: Our study has demonstrated a significant reduction in the percentage and duration of lower oesophageal sphincter relaxation in oesophagus motility even in acromegaly patients without any gastrointestinal symptoms. Further clinical and pathophysiological studies are required to clarify the underlying mechanisms of gastrointestinal motility disorders in acromegaly