PROF.DR. BELMA TURAN    
Name : BELMA
Surname : TURAN
E-Mail : bturan@medicine.ankara.edu.tr
Phone Number : 0312 5958186
Title : PROF.DR.
Unit : FACULTY OF MEDICINE
Department : Department of Biophysics
Personal Information

NAME & SURNAME

Belma Turan

ACADEMIC TITLE

Professor

DEPARTMENT

Biophysics

DATE OF BIRTH (YEAR)

1953

BUSINESS ADDRESS

Faculty of Medicine, Department

of Biophysics

BUSINESS PHONE

+90 312 5958186

BUSINESS FAX:

+90 312 3106370

CELL PHONE

 

E-MAIL :

belma.turan@medicine.ankara.edu.tr

ACADEMIC CAREER

 

- B.S. in Physics, Middle East Technical University (Ankara, 1976)

- Ph.D. in Biophysics, Ankara University (Ankara, 1982)

- D.Sc. in Biophysics, Ankara University (Ankara, 1987)

- Full Professor in Biophysics, Ankara University (Ankara, 1993)

ADMINISTRATIVE  RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Head of Biophysics Department, 2000-

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE

- Visiting scientist, Inst. of Cardiovascular Sci, Manito Univ. Winnipeg, 2003, CANADA (4  months)

 

-Visiting professor: NIEHS, North Carolina, 3 months, 2012

 

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

 

- Principal member of Turkish Biophysical Society since 1988

- Member of Turkish Physiological Sciences Society since 1988

- Member of American Biophysical Society since 1995

- Member of Union of European Physiological Society since 2000

- Member of International Society of Heart Research since 2002

- Elected as a principal member of International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences., CANADA, 2005.

 

AWARDS AND GRANTS

- International Centre for Theoretical Physics grant, 1984, Trieste, ITALY (2 months)

- International Centre for Theoretical Physics grant, 1986, Trieste, ITALY (2 months)

- Ankara Univ. Res. grant, INSERM, 1992, Orsay-Paris, FRANCE  (3 months)

- French Ministry of Foreing grant, INSERM, Orsay-Paris, 1993, FRANCE  (3 months)

- French Ministry of Foreing grant, INSERM-Montpellier, 1994, FRANCE  (2 months)

- Ottawa University, Physiology Department postdocrtoral grant, Ottawa, 1995, CANADA (3 months)

- French Ministry of Foreing Grant, INSERM-Montpellier, 1996, FRANCE (1 month)

- French Ministry of Foreing Grant, INSERM-Montpellier, 1997, FRANCE (1 month)

- First Grade in poster presentation of Turkish Biophysical Society in IX. National Biophysics Meeting, 1997.

- French Ministry of Foreing Grant, INSERM-Montpellier, 1998, FRANCE  (4 months)

- Research Award of Ankara University in Medical Sciences, 1998

- French Ministry of Foreing Grant, INSERM-Montpellier, 1999, FRANCE (3.5 months)

- Second Grade in poster presentation of Turkish Biophysical Society in XI. National Biophysics Meeting, 1999

- French Ministry of Foreing Grant, INSERM-Montpellier, 2000, FRANCE (2 weeks)

- French Ministry of Foreing Grant, INSERM-Montpellier, 2003, FRANCE (2 months)

- French Ministry of Foreing Grant, INSERM-Montpellier, FRANCE 2004; 2005; 2006; 2007

- Travel Award of Heart Failure Society of America, USA, 2004

 (2 weeks for each year)

- Distinguished Service Award in Cardiovascular Sciences, Medicine and Surgery by International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences, 2005

- International Travel Award of American Biophysical Society, USA, 2006

- Lifetime Achievement Award in Cardiovascular Sciences, Medicine and Surgery of by International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences, 2011.

 

RESEARCH AREA

Cardiovascular electrophysiology, electrophysiological techniques, intracellular calcium, sodium, and zinc ion homeostasis, oxidative stress, antioxidants.

INTERNATIONAL PUBLICATIONS

 

Books Chapters:

1- Yılmaz A., Turan B. Measurements and Calculations of NMR spin-lattice relaxation time in human blood, Proceedings of the II. International conference on applications of physics to Medicine and Biology, Ed: Z. Bajker, P. Baxa, C. Franconi, World Scientific publ.co. Singapure, 557-558,1984

2- Yılmaz A., Altıntaş C., Turan B. NMR relaxation mechanism in serum from healthy subjects, Proceedings of the XXII Congress of Ampere on Magnetic Resonance and Related Phenomena, Ed: K.A. Muller, R. Kind, J. Roos, Zurich, 483-484,1984

3- Yıldırım G., Zaloğlu N., Turan B., Temizer A., Koç E., Timur A. The Effects of Lithium on the Levels of Trace Elements in Liver and Spleen and Serum, Trace Elements in Health and Disease: Trace’89. Ed. Yüregir G. T., Donma O., Kayrýn L., Türkiye, 403-408,1991

4- Zaloğlu N., Yıldırım G., Koç E.,Turan B., Saran Y.,Temizer A., Timur A. The Effects of Lithium on Liver and Spleen Tissues and Serum, Trace Elements in Health and Disease: Trace’89. Ed. Yüregir G. T., Donma O., Kayrin L., Türkiye, 397-402, 1991

5- Yavuzer S., Turan B. Infrared Laser Effects on Excitation-Contraction Coupling and the Level of Some Metals of skeletal Muscle, Trace Elements in Health and Disease: Trace’89.  Ed. Yüregir G. T., Donma O., Kayrýn L., Türkiye, 291-297, 1991

6- B. Turan. Relationship Between Redox Regulation and b-Adrenergic Responses in the Heart. Advances in Biochemistry in Health and Disease, Signal Transduction in Cardiovascular System in Health and Disease, Ed: A. Srivastava and M. Srivastava, Springer, 2008.

 

7- B. Turan, G. Vassort. Cardioprotective Roles of Selenium in Diabetes. Nutritional and Therapeutic Intervention of Diabetes and Metabolic Snydrome. Ed: D. Bagchi and S. Nair, Ensevier, 2011.

Journal Publications (Covered by Science Citation Index):

1. Delilbaşı E., Turan B., Yücel E., Temizer A., Kır S. The quantitative investigation of infrared Laser effects on the level of copper and zinc in various tissues, Clinical Physics and Physiological Measurements, 9(4), 375-377,1988.

2. Delilbaşı E., Turan B., Yücel E., Şaşmaz R., Işımer A., Sayal A. Selenium and Behçet's Disease, Biological Trace Element Research, 28(1), 21-25, 1991.

3. Turan B., Dalay N., Delilbaşı E. A Possible Relationship Between Serum Satellite DNA and Cellular Antioxidative Mechanism, Spectroscopy Letters, 24(6), 865-871, 1991.

4. Turan B., Yılmaz A., Dalay N. Effects of Selenium Supplementation on the NMR Proton Relaxation Time Tl in Plasma, Spectroscopy Letters 25(8), 1405-1410, 1992.

5. Turan B., Delilbaşı E., Dalay N., Sert S., Afrasyap L., Sayal A. Serum Selenium and Glutathione-Peroxidase Activities and Their Interaction with Toxic Metals in Dialysis and Renal Transplantation Patients, Biological Trace Element Research, 33(3), 95-102, 1992.

6. Turan, B., Delilbaşı E., Sınav, B., Akkaş, N. Zinc-Calcium Interaction in heparin Induced osteoporotic Rabbit Plasma, Trace Elements and Electrolytes, 13 (3), 138-142, 1996.

7. Turan, B., Desilets, M., Açan, L. N., Hotomaroğlu, Ö., Vannier, C., Vassort, G. Oxidative Effects of Selenite on Rat Ventricular Contractility and Ca Movements, Cardiovascular Research, 32, 351-361, 1996.

8. Turan B., Koç E., Zaloğlu N. Deficiency and Toxicity of Selenium Alter the Acetylcholine stimulated contraction of Isolated Rabbit Ileum. Trace Elements and Electrolytes, 14(1), 13-18, 1997.

9. Turan B., Zaloğlu N., Koç E., Saran Y., Akkaş N. Dietary Selenium and Vitamin E Induced Alterations in Some Rabbit Tissues. Biological Trace element Research, 58 (1-2), 1-14, 1997.

10. Turan B., Fliss H., Desilets M. Oxidant-Induced Alteration of Inracellular Free-Zn2+ Concentration in Rabbit Ventricular Myocytes, Am. J. Physiology, 272, (Heart Circ.Physiol. 41), H2095-H2106, 1997.

11. Turan B., Balçık C., Akkaş N. Effect of Dietary Selenium and Vitamin E on the, Biomechanical Properties of Rabbit Bones. Clinical Rheumatology, 16(5), 441-449, 1997.

12. Akkaş N., Yeni Y. N., Turan, B., Delilbaşı, E., Günel, U. Effect of Medication on Biomedical Properties of Rabbit Bones: Heparin Induced Osteoporosis, Clin. Rheumatology, 16(6), 585-595, 1997.

13. Turan. B, Koç E., Hotomaroğlu O., Kızıltan E., Yıldırım S., Demirel E. Dose and Tissue Dependent Effects of Sodium Selenite on Muscle Contraction. Biological Trace Element Research, 62, 265-280, 1998

14. Baştuğ M., Ayhan S., Turan B. The Effects of Altered Selenium and Vitamin E Nutritional Status on Learning and Memory of Third-generation Rats, Biol. Trace Elem. Research, 64,151-160, 1998.

15. Demirel-Yılmaz E., Dinçer D., Yılmaz G., Turan B. Selenium and Vitamin E alter the microvascular permeability of rat organs. Biological Trace Element Research, 64, 161-168, 1998.

16. Turan B., Hotomaroğlu Ö., Kılıç M., Demirel-Yılmaz E. Cardiac Dysfunction induced by low and high diet antioxidant levels comparing selenium and vitamin E in rats. Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology, 29, 142-150, 1999.

17. Turan B., Saran Y., Can B., Güven M.C., Sayal A.  Effect of high dietary selenium on the ultrastructure of rabbit cardiac muscle cell. Med. Sci. Res., 1999, 27(12); 795-799.

18. Ulusu N.N., N.L. Açan, Turan B., Tezcan E.F. The effect of selenium on glutathione redox cycle enzymes of some rabbit tissues. Trace Elements and Electrolytes, 2000, 17(1); 25-29.

19. Sayar K., M. Ugur, Gürdal H., Onaran O., Hotomaroğlu Ö., Turan B. Effect of dietary selenium intake on β-adrenergic response of L-type Ca-current and β-adrenoceptor-adenylate cyclase coupling in rat heart. J. Nutrition, 2000, 130; 733-740.

20. Yılmaz G., Demirel-Yılmaz E., Turan B. Disulfonic stilbene prevents selenite-induced cataract in rat pup lens. Biol.Trace Elem. Res. 2000, 75; 129-138

21. Turan B., Bayarı S., Balçık C., Severcan F., Akkaş N. A biomechanical and spectroscopic study of bone from rats with selenium deficiency and toxicity. Biometals. 2000, 13; 113-121.

22. Yılmaz G., Turan B., Çelebi N., Yılmaz N., Demirel-Yılmaz E. Prevention of selenite-induced opacification and biochemical changes in the rat pup lens through amiloride pretreatment. Current Eye Res. 2000, 20(6); 454-461.

23. Severcan F., Toyran N., Kaptan N., Turan B.  Fourier Transform Infrared study of the effect of diabetes on rat liver and heart Tissues in the C-H region. Talanta, 2000, 53; 55-59.

24. Ugur M., Turan B. Adenosine triphosphate alters the selenite-induced contracture and negative inotropic effect on cardiac muscle contractions. Biol. Trace Elem. Res. 2001, 79(3); 235-245.

25. Turan B., Açan N.L., Ulusu, N.N., Tezcan E.F. A comparative study on effect of dietary selenium on some antioxidant enzyme activities of liver and brain tissues. Biol. Trace Elem. Res. 2001,81;141-152.

26. Ugur M., Ayaz M., Ozdemir S., Turan B. Toxic concentration of Selenite shortens repolarization phase of action potential in rat papillary muscle. Biological Trace Element Research, 2002; 89(3):  227-38.

27. Ayaz M., Can B., Ozdemir S., Turan B. Protective effect of selenium treatment on diabetes-induced myocardial structural alterations. Biological Trace Element Research, 89(3): 215-226, 2002.

28. Ulusu N.N., Açan N.L., Turan B., Tezcan E.F. Inhibition of glutathione reductase by cadmium in some rabbit tissues and the protective role of dietary selenium. Biol. Trace Elem. Res. 91(2); 151-156, 2003.

29. Turan B. Zinc-induced changes in ionic currents of cardiomyocytes. Biol. Trace Element Res. 94(1); 49-60, 2003.

30. Severcan F., Kaptan N., Turan B. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopic studies of diabetic rat heart crude membranes. Spectroscopy, 17; 569-577, 2003.

31. Boyar H., Turan B., Severcan F. FTIR spectroscopic investigation of mineral structure of streptozotocin induced diabetic rat femur and tibia. Spectroscopy, 17; 627-633, 2003.

32. Ozdemir S., Ayaz M., Tuncer T., Ugur M., Turan B. Vegetable Oils used as Vitamin E vehicle effects the Electrical Activity of Rat Heart. Physiological Research, 52 (4); 767-771, 2003.

33. Ersöz G., Yakaryılmaz A., Turan B. Effect of antioxidant treatment on platelet aggregation of streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. Thrombosis Research, 111(6); 363-367, 2003.

34. Turan B., Can B., Delilbasi E. Selenium combined with vitamin E and vitamin C retores structural alterations of bones in heparin-induced osteoporosis. Clin. Rheumatol. 22(6); 432-436, 2003.

35. Turan B., Zaloglu N., Saran Y., Konukseven E., Koc E. Alterations in zinc status and tissue structures of heparin-induced osteoporotic rabbits. Trace Elem. Electrolytes. 21 (1); 33-40, 2004.

36. Ayaz M., Ozdemir S., Ugur M., Vassort G., Turan B. Effects of Selenium on altered mechanical and electrical cardiac activities of diabetic rat. Arch. Biochem. Biophy., 426, 83-90: 2004.

37. Yaras N., Turan B. Interpretation of relevance of sodium-calcium exchange in action potential of diabetic rat heart by mathematical model. Mol. Cell. Biochem. 2005, 269: 121-129.

38. Ozdemir S., Ugur M., Gürdal H., Turan B. Candesartan Treatment Restores Diabetes-Induced Alterations in Ca2+ Transients and Contractile Function of Rat Myocardium. Arch. Biochem. Biophy. 435 (1), 166-174, 2005.

39. Zhang M., Xu Y-J., Saini H. K., Turan B., Liu PP, Dhalla N. S.  TNF-a as a potential mediator of cardiac dysfunction due to intracellular Ca2+-overload. Biophysical Biochemical Research Communications. 327(1), 57-63, 2005.

40. Ayaz M., Ozdemir S., Yaras N., Vassort G., Turan B.  Selenium-induced alterations in ionic currents of cardiomyocytes. Biophysical Biochemical Research Communications. 327, 163-173, 2005.

41. Ulusu N.N., Turan B. Beneficial effects of Selenium on some enzymes of diabetic rat heart. Biol Trace Elem. Res. 103 (3): 207-216, 2005.

42. Can B., Ulusu N.N., Acan N.L., Saran Y., Turan B. Selenium treatment protects diabetes-induced biochemical and ultrastructural alterations in liver tissue. Biol Trace Elem. Res. 105(1-3): 135-50, 2005.

43. Ozdemir S., Ayaz M., Can B., Turan B. Ultrastructural Alteration of Experimental Diabetic Rat Bone and its Improvement by Selenite Treatment. Biol. Trace Elem. Res. 107, 167-179, 2005.

44. Yaras N, Ugur M, Ozdemir S, Gurdal H, Purali N, Lacampagne A, Vassort G, Turan B. Effects of diabetes on ryanodine receptor Ca release channel (RyR2) and Ca2+ homeostasis in rat heart. Diabetes, 2005 Nov;54(11):3082-8.

45. Turan B, Saini HK, Zhang M, Prajapati D, Elimban V, Dhalla NS. Selenium improves cardiac function by attenuating the activation of NF-kappaB due to ischemia-reperfusion injury. Antioxid Redox Signal. 2005 Sep-Oct;7(9-10):1388-97.

46. Zhang M, Xu YJ, Saini HK, Turan B, Liu PP, Dhalla NS. Pentoxifylline attenuates cardiac dysfunction and reduces TNF-alpha level in ischemic-reperfused heart. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2005 Aug;289(2):H832-9. Epub 2005 Apr 15.

47. Toyran N, Lasch P, Naumann D, Turan B, Severcan F. Early alterations in myocardia and vessels of the diabetic rat heart: an FTIR microspectroscopic study. Biochem J. Aug 1;397 (3):427-36, 2006.

48. Ayaz M, Turan B. Selenium Prevents Diabetes-Induced Alterations in [Zn2+]i and Metallothionein Level of Rat Heart via Restoration of Cell Redox Cycle. Am. J. Physiol., (Heart and  Circ. Physiol.), 290, H1071-80, 2006.

49. Ayaz M, Celik HA, Aydin HH, Turan B. Sodium selenite protects against diabetes-induced alterations in the antioxidant defense system of the liver. Diabetes Metab Res Rev. Jul-Aug; 22 (4):295-9, 2006.

50. Yaras N., Bilginoglu A., Vassort G., Turan B. Restoration of Diabetes-Induced Abnormal Local Ca2+ Release in Cardiomyocytes by Angiotensin II Receptor Blockade.
Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2007 Feb;292(2):H912-20. Epub 2006 Sep 29.

51. Toyran N, Turan B, Severcan F. Selenium alters the lipid content and protein profile of rat heart: An FTIR microspectroscopic study. Arc. Biochem. Biophys. 2007 Feb 15;458(2):184-93. Epub 2007 Jan 22.

52. Bilginoglu A., Amber Cicek F., Ugur M., Gurdal H., Turan B.  The role of gender differences in b-adrenergic receptor responsiveness of normal and diabetic rat hearts. Mol Cell Biochem. 2007 Nov;305(1-2):63-9. Epub 2007 Jun 19.

53. Tuncay E., Segmen A. A., Tanriverdi E., Yaras N., Tandogan B., Ulusu N. N., Turan B.  Gender related differential effects of omega-3E treatment on diabetes-induced left ventricular dysfunction. Mol Cell Biochem. 2007 Oct;304(1-2):255-63. Epub 2007 May 26.

54. Buluc M, Ayaz M, Turan B, Demirel-Yilmaz E. Resveratrol-induced depression of the mechanical and electrical activities of the rat heart is reversed by glyburide: evidence for possible K(ATP) channels activation. Arch Pharm Res. 2007 May;30(5):603-7.

55. Toyran N, Severcan F, Severcan M, Turan B. Investigation of diabetes-induced effect on apex of rat heart myocardium by using cluster analysis and neural network approach: An FTIR study. Spectroscopy, 2007, 21: 269-278.

56. Yaras N., Tuncay E., Puralı N., Sahinoglu B., Vassort G., Turan B.  Sex-related effects on diabetes-induced alterations in calcium release in the rat heart. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2007 Dec; 293(6):H3584-92. Epub 2007 Sep 21.

57. Toyran N,   Severcan F., Severcan M., Turan B. Effects Of Selenium Supplementatıon On Rat Heart Apex And Right Ventricle Myocardia By Usıng FTIR Spectroscopy: A Cluster Analysıs And Neural Network Approach. Food Chemistry, 2008, 110(3): 590-597.

58. Aydemir-Koksoy A. Turan B. Selenium Inhibits Proliferation Signaling and Restores Sodium/Potassium Pump Function of Diabetic Rat Aorta. Biol Trace Elem Res. 2008, 126: 237-245. Aug 14. [Epub ahead of print]

59. Yaras N, Sariahmetoglu M, Bilginoglu A, Aydemir-Koksoy A, Onay-Besikci A, Turan B, Schulz R. Protective action of doxycycline against diabetic cardiomyopathy in rats. Br J Pharmacol. 2008 Dec;155(8):1174-84. Epub 2008 Sep 22.

60. Ozdemir S, Tandogan B, Ulusu NN, Turan B. Angiotensin II receptor blockage prevents diabetes-induced oxidative damage in rat heart. Folia Biol (Praha). 2009;55(1):11-6

61. Tuncay E, Seymen AA, Sam P, Gurdal H, Turan B. Effects of Beta-Adrenergic Receptor Blockers on Cardiac Function: A Comparative Study in Male Versus Female Rats. Can J Physiol Pharmacol, 2009, 87: 310-317.

62. Bilginoglu A, Seymen A, Tuncay E, Zeydanli E, Koksoy A, Turan B. Antioxidants but not Doxycycline Treatment Restore Depressed Beta-Adrenergic Responses of the Heart in Diabetic Rats. Cardiovasc. Tox. 2009, 9: 21-29.

63. Zeydanli E N, Turan B. Omega-3E treatment regulates matrix metalloproteinases and prevents vascular reactivity alterations in diabetic rat aorta. Can J Physiol. Pharmacol. 2009 Dec;87(12):1063-73.

64. Aydemir-Koksoy A, Bilginoglu A, Sariahmetoglu M, Schulz R, Turan B. Antioxidants Protect Diabetic Rats from Cardiac Dysfunction by Preserving Contractile Protein Targets of Oxidative Stres. J. Nutr. Biochem, 2010, 21(9): 827-833.

65. Zeydanli ES, Bilginoglu A, Tanriverdi E, Gurdal H, Turan B. Selenium restores defective beta-adrenergic receptor response of thoracic aorta in diabetic rats. Mol. Cell. Biochem. 2010 May;338(1-2):191-201. Epub 2009 Dec 18.

66. Basgut B, Kayki G, Bartosova L, Ozakca I, Seymen A, Kandilci HB, Ugur M, Turan B, Ozcelikay AT. Cardioprotective effects of 44Bu, a newly synthesized compound, in rat heart subjected to ischemia/reperfusion injury. Eur J Pharmacol. 2010 May 5. [Epub ahead of print].

67. Vassort G, Turan B. Protective role of antioxidants in diabetes-induced cardiac dysfunction. Cardiovasc Toxicol. 2010 Jun;10(2):73-86.

68. Turan B: Role of Antioxidants in Redox Regulation of Diabetic Cardiovascular Complications. Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, 2010, 11(8):819-36.

69. Gecer A, Yildiz N, Turan B, Calimli A. Trimethyl nanochitosan enhances dissolution properties of the poorly water soluble drug candesartan-cilexetil. Macromolecular Research, 18(10): 986-991, 2010.

70. Tuncay E, Bilginoglu A, Sozmen NN, Zeydanli EN, Ugur M, Vassort G, Turan B: Intracellular free zinc during cardiac excitation-contraction coupling: calcium and redox dependencies. Cardiovasc. Res. 89(3):634-42, 2011.

71. Turan B, Vassort G: Ryanodine receptor: a new therapeutic target to control diabetic cardiomyopathy. Antiox. Redox Sig. Focused issue, 2011 Oct 1;15(7):1847-61. Epub 2011 Apr 8.

72. Atalay M, Bilginoglu A, Kokkola T, Oksala N, Turan B. Treatments with sodium selenate or doxycycline offset diabetes-induced perturbations of thioredoxin-1 levels and antioxidant capacity. Mol Cell Biochem. 351: 125-131, 2011.

73. Kandilci HB, Tuncay E, Zeydanli EN, Sozmen NN, Turan B. Age-related regulation of excitation-contraction coupling in rat heart. J Physiol Biochem. 2011, Sep;67(3):317-30. Epub 2011 Feb 2.

74. Zeydanli EN, Kandilci HB, Turan B.  Doxycycline ameliorates diabetic vascular endothelial and contractile dysfunction in thoracic aorta. Cardiovasc. Toxicol. 2011, 11(2): 134-147.

75. Sozmen NN, Tuncay E, Zeydanli EN, Turan B.  Profound cardioprotection with timolol in female rat model of aging-related altered left ventricular function. Can. J. Physiol. Pharmacol. 2011, 89(4): 277-288.

76. Tuncay E, Zeydanli EN, Turan B. Cardioprotective effect of propranolol on diabetes-induced altered intracellular Ca2+ signaling in rat. J Bioenerg Biomembr. 2011, Dec;43(6):747-56. Epub 2011 Nov 30.

77. Turan B, Vassort G. Vitamin E in Oxidant Stress-Related Cardiovascular Pathologies: Focus on Experimental Studies. Current Pharmaceutical Design, 2011, 17(21):2155-69

78. Turan B, Tuncay E, Vassort G. Resveratrol and diabetic cardiac function: focus on recent in vitro and in vivo studies. J Bioenerg Biomembr. 2012 Apr;44(2):281-96.

79. Bilginoglu A, Kandilci HB, Turan B. Intracellular Levels of Na(+) and TTX-sensitive Na (+) Channel Current in Diabetic Rat Ventricular Cardiomyocytes. Cardiovasc Toxicol. 2013 Jun;13(2):138-47.

80. Cicek FA, Kandilci HB, Turan B. Role of ROCK upregulation in endothelial and smooth muscle vascular functions in diabetic rat aorta. Cardiovasc Diabetol. 2013 Mar 27;12:51. doi: 10.1186/1475-2840-12-51.

 

Conference Abstracts Published in Peer-Reviewed Journals (Covered by Science Citation Index):

1. Turan B., Ranu H. S. NMR Studies on Normal and Pathological Human Blood, World Congress on Medical Engineering, 14 th International Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering, and 7.th International Conference on Medical Physics, Espoo, Filland, 11-16 August, 1985, Proceedings in Physics in Medicine and Biology, 31(1), pp.86, 1986.

2. Dalay N., Turan B., Eksinozlugil Z., Saydan N. Serum Free DNA in Cancer: Significance and Proposed Release Mechanism, Third European Congress on Cell Biology, 2-7 September, 1990, Firenze, Italy, Cell Biology International Reports, vol. 14, Abstract Supplement, pp: 176.

3. Turan B., Scamps F., Vassort G. Dual Effects of Extracellular ATPS on INa in Cardiac Cells, Biophysical Society Meeting, February 14- 18, 1993, Washington, USA, Biophysical Journal, 64(2), A396.

4. Turan B., Kızıltan E., Hotomaroğlu Ö., Demirel E., Türker K., Vassort G. Selenite Blocks Contractions of Cardiac and Vascular Smooth Muscle via Voltage Dependent Calcium Channels, International Pharmacology Meeting, July, 1994, Montreal, Canada, Canadian J. Physiol. Pharmacol. 72(1), A182.

5. Turan B., Kızıltan E., Hotomaroğlu Ö., Demirel E., Pehlivan F., Vassort G. Effects of Exogenous Selenite on Atrial Mechanical Function and Endothelium Dependent Relaxation, International Heart Meeting, October, 1994, Germany, European Heart Journal, IS(Suppl.), A97.

6. Turan B., Desilets M. Oxidative Effects of Selenite on Rat Ventricular Contraction and [Ca2+]i. Thirtyninth Annual Meeting, February 12-16, 1995, San Francisco USA, Biophysical Journal, 68(2), Al80, 1995.

7. Vannier C., Chevassus H., Turan B., Vassort G. Selenite-induced Increase in Force of Rat Skinned Cardiomyocytes, The XV. World Congress of the International Society for Heart Research, Prague, Chezch.Repl. 2-7 July, 1995, J. Mol. Cell. Cardiology, 27(6), A110.

8. Turan B., Fliss H., Desilets M. Intracellular Free-Zn2+ in Ventricular Cardiac Myocytes: Oxidant-Induced Alteration and Effect on ICa, Fortieth Annual Meeting, February 17-21, 1996, Baltimore USA, Biophysical Journal, 70(2), A272.

9. Turan B., Zaloğlu N., Koç E., Öztürk Ö., Saran Y. Dietary selenium-induced Alterations on Physiological Parameters and Histological Changes in Rabbit Tissues, XII. Intemational Biophysics Congress, 11-16 August 1996, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology, 1996, 65, Suppl. 1, A206.

10. Turan B., Hotomaroğlu Ö., Demirel-Yılmaz E., Vassort G. Cardiac Dysfunction Induced by Oxidants: Alteration of -adrenergic Stimulation. Experimental Biology’97 Meeting, New Orleans, USA, April 6-9, 1997, Annual Meeting of professional Research Scientists, The FASEB Journal, 11(3), A279, 1997.

11. Turan, B., Balcık, C., Severcan, F., Uğur, M., Bayari, S., Akkaş, N. A biomechanical and spectroscopic study of bone from rats with selenium deficiency and toxicity. III. International Congress of Pathophysiology, Lahti, Finland, June 28-July 3, 1998, Abstract in: The offical Journal of the International Society for Pathophysiology, Vol. 5 (supplement 1), pp. 132, 1998.

12. Koç, E., Zaloğlu, N., Konukseven, E., Turan, B., The effects of long term heparin application on Ach-induced isolated ileum contractility and structure. III. International Congress of Pathophysiology, Lahti, Finland, June 28-July 3, 1998, Abstract in: The offical Journal of the International Society for Pathophysiology, Vol. 5 (supplement 1), pp. 194, 1998.

13. Zaloğlu, N., Koç, E., Saran, Y., Konukseven, E., Turan, B., Heparin-induced histopathological changes in some rabbit tissues, . III. International Congress of Pathophysiology, Lahti, Finland, June 28-July 3, 1998, Abstract in: The offical Journal of the International Society for Pathophysiology, Vol. 5 (supplement 1), pp. 195, 1998.

14. Saran, Y., Can B., Güven, C., Zaloğlu, N., Koc, E., Turan, B., Long term and overdose heparin-induced changes in rabbit liver tissue. III. International Congress of Pathophysiology, Lahti, Finland, June 28-July 3, 1998, Abstract in: The offical Journal of the International  Society for Pathophysiology, Vol. 5 (supplement 1), pp. 195, 1998.

15. Sayar K., Uğur M., Turan B., Gürdal H., Onaran O.  Effect of dietary selenium intake on a-adrenoceptor-adenylyl cyclase coupling in the membrane of rat heart. XIIIth International Congress of Pharmacology, 26-31 July, 1998, München, Germany. Abstract in: Archives of Pharmacology, Supplement 2 to Volume 358 No 1, pp. R591, 1998.

16. Saran Y., Can B., Güven C., Uğur M., Turan B. Effect of high dietary selenium on the ultrastructure of rabbit cardiac muscle cells. 14th International Congress on Electron Microscopy, Cancun, Mexico, 31 August – 4 september, 1998. Abstract in: Electron Microscopy 1998, Volume IV, Biological Sciences, Edt. H A Calderon Benavides and M Jose Yacaman, Institute of Physics Publishing, Bristol and Philadelphia.

17. Turan B., Ayaz M., Tuncer T., Sakinci N., Uğur M. Changes in electrophysiological and mechanical responses of the rat heart to selenite in streptozotocin-induced diabetes. 2nd Federation of European Physiological Society (FEPS) Congress, 29 June-4 July, 1999, Prague, Czech Republic. Abstract in: Physiological Research, 48 (suppl.1), pp.S131, 1999.

18. Toyran N., Ayaz M., Turan B., Severcan F. Comparison of streptozotocin-induced diabetic and control rat liver tissues by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy. 2nd Federation of European Physiological Society (FEPS) Congress, 29 June-4 July, 1999, Prague, Czech Republic. Abstract in: Physiological Research, 48 (suppl.1), pp.S131, 1999.

19. Yücel C.A., Boyar H., Uğur M., Turan B., Severcan F., Akkaş N. Biomechanical and spectroscopical investigations of streptozotocin-induced diabetic rat bones. 2nd Federation of European Physiological Society (FEPS) Congress, 29 June-4 July, 1999, Prague, Czech Republic. Abstract in: Physiological Research, 48 (suppl.1), pp.S131, 1999.

20. Kaptan N., Yazıcı Z., Tuncer T., Turan B., Severcan F. Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy of experimental diabetic rat heart. 2nd Federation of European Physiological Society (FEPS) Congress, 29 June-4 July, 1999, Prague, Czech Republic. Abstract in: Physiological Research, 48 (suppl.1), pp.S131, 1999.

21. Zaloğlu N., Saran Y., Koc E., Turan B. Heparin-induced alterations in some physiological parameters and ultrastructural changes in rabbit lung tissue. 2nd Federation of European Physiological Society (FEPS) Congress, 29 June-4 July, 1999, Prague, Czech Republic. Abstract in: Physiological Research, 48 (suppl.1), pp.S115, 1999.

22. Koç E., Saran Y., Turan B. Streptozotocin-induced diabetes alters Ach-induced contraction of isolated rat ileum. 2nd Federation of European Physiological Society (FEPS) Congress, 29 June-4 July, 1999, Prague, Czech Republic. Abstract in: Physiological Research, 48 (suppl.1), pp.S85, 1999.

23. Belma Turan, Murat Ayaz, Mehmet Uğur. Selenium treatment effects action potential parameters of streptozotocin-induced diabetic cardiomyopathy in rat. Experimental Biology 2000, San Diego, California, USA, April 15-18, 2000. Abstract in: The FASEB Journal, 2000, 14(4), A537.

24. Yüksel Saran, Belgin Can, M. Cengiz Güven, Nezahat Zaloğlu, Belma Turan. Ultrastructural changes induced by long term and overdose heparin application in liver tissue. EUREM 2000 12th European Congress on Electron Microscopy, July 9-14 2000, Brno, Czech Republic. Abstract in: Biological Sciences, 2000, Vol. I B269-270.

25. Murat Ayaz, Mehmet Ugur, Belma Turan. Sodium selenite treatment prevents prolongation of the cardiomyocyte action potential in streptozotocin induced diabetes rat. Fouthyfive Annual Meeting, February 12-16, 2001, Boston USA, Biophysical Journal, 80(1), A538, 2001.

26. Belma Turan, Murat Ayaz, Semir Ozdemir, Mehmet Ugur, Guy Vassort. Selenite restores diminished K currents in diabetic rat heart. 22nd European Section meeting of the International Society for Heart Research, 3-6 July, 2002 – Szeged, Hungary. Abstract: J. Mol. Cell. Cardiol. 2002, 34(6); A65.

27. N. Nuray Ulusu, K. Kilinc, Belma Turan, N. Leyla Açan. Effect of selenium treatment on glutathione redox system in diabetic rat liver. 28th meeting of the Federation of European Biochemical Societies. 20-25 0ctober, 2002, Istanbul-Turkey. Abstract in: EJB The FEBS Journal, 2002, 269, Supplement 1: pp 88.

28. Turan B., Zhang M., Prajapati D., Elimban V., Dhalla N.S. Selenium protects against myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury. ISHR meeting, 2-6 June, 2004, Dresden- Germany, Abstract in: J. Mol. Cell. Cardiol. 36 (5), 764, 2004.

29. Yaras N., Ayaz M., Ozdemir S., Ugur M., Turan B. Interpretation of relevance of sodium-calcium exchange in action potential of diabetic rat heart by mathematical model. ISHR meeting, 2-6 June, 2004, Dresden- Germany, Abstract in: J. Mol. Cell. Cardiol. 36 (5), 765, 2004.

30. Ozdemir S., Ugur M., Gürdal H., Turan B. Candesartan treatment restores diabetes induced alterations in Ca transients and contractile function of rat myocardium. EPHAR 2004 meeting, 14-17 July, 2004, Porto-Portekiz. Abstract in: Fundamental & Clinical Pharmacology, 18, suppl. 1, 2004.

31. Ozdemir S., Ugur M., Gürdal H., Turan B. Candesartan treatment restores diabetes-induced alterations in [Ca2+ ]i transients cardiomyocites.The 8th Annual meeting heart failure Society of America, September 12-15, 2004, Toronto, Canada. Abstract in: J. Cardiac Failure, 10(4): S75, 2004.

32. Turan B. Selenium restores increased intracellular free zinc concentration in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rat cardiomyocytes. ISTERH 7th International Conference: Trace element nutrition and human disease. November 7-12, 2004, Bangkok, Thailand. Abstract in: The Journal of Trace Elem. In Exp. Med. 17, 269-270, 2004.

33. Koc E., Turan B. Diltiazem and atropine enhance selenium-induced contractile response in isolated rat ileum. ISTERH 7th International Conference: Trace element nutrition and human disease. November 7-12, 2004, Bangkok, Thailand. Abstract in: The Journal of Trace Elem. In Exp. Med. 17, 237, 2004.

34. Zaloglu N., Günal Y., Aydin A., Turan B. Effects of chronic selenium treatment on plasma trace element levels of STZ-induced diabetic rats. ISTERH 7th International Conference: Trace element nutrition and human disease. November 7-12, 2004, Bangkok, Thailand. Abstract in: The Journal of Trace Elem. In Exp. Med. 17, 211-212, 2004.

35. Saran Y., Can B., Turan B. Effects of selenium on structural alterations in diabetes-induced brain cortex tissue. ISTERH 7th International Conference: Trace element nutrition and human disease. November 7-12, 2004, Bangkok, Thailand. Abstract in: The Journal of Trace Elem. In Exp. Med. 17,

36. Yaras N., Ozdemir S., Ugur M., Gurdal H., Puralı N., Lacampagne A., Vassort G., Turan B. Diabetes-induced alterations in parameters of calcium sparks of cardiomyocytes from rats. 27th Annual ISHR American Section Meeting, May 12-15, New Orleans, USA, Abstract in: J. Mol. Cell. Cardiol. 38 (5), 816, 2005.

37. Yaras N., Ozdemir S., Ugur M., Gurdal H., Puralı N., Lacampagne A., Vassort G., Turan B. Parameters of calcium sparks are altered in ventricular cardiomyocytes from type 1 diabetic rats. 25th Annual ISHR European Section Meeting, June 21-55, Tromso, Norway, Abstract in: J. Mol. Cell. Cardiol. 38 (6), 1076-1077, 2005.

38. Toyran N., Turan B., Severcan F. The role of selenium treatment on diabetes-induced changes I rat heart at the molecular level. 25th Annual ISHR European Section Meeting, June 21-55, Tromso, Norway, Abstract in: J. Mol. Cell. Cardiol. 38 (6), 1066, 2005.

39. Turan B, Yaras N, Bilginoglu A, Amber F, Ugur M. Sex difference affects Ca2+ sparks parameters and b-adrenergic receptor responses in rat heart. 50 th Annual Meeting of American Biophysical Society, Feb. 18-22, 2006, Salt Lake- USA.

40. Nazmi Yaras, Erkan Tuncay, Nuhan Purali, Babur Sahinoglu, Guy Vassort, Alain Lacampagne, Belma Turan: Sex Differences Affect Ca2+ Sparks Parameters In Normal And Diabetic Rat Ventricular Cardiomyoctes, International Societyfor Heart Research, From Cell To Man To Society, XIX World Congress of the ISHR Bologna (Italy), 22-26 June 2007. Abstract in J Mol Cell Cardiol. 42, suppl. 1, pp: 109, 2007.

41. Nazmi Yaras, Ayca Bilginoglu, Aslihan Koksoy, Richard Schulz, Belma Turan; Reduced Myocardial Contractile Function In Diabetic Cardiomyopathy—Possible Role Of Matrix Metalloproteinase-2. International Societyfor Heart Research, From Cell to Man To Society, XIX World Congress of the ISHR Bologna (Italy), 22-26 June 2007. Abstract in J Mol Cell Cardiol. 42, suppl. 1, pp: 162, 2007.

42. Aslihan Koksoy, Esma Zeydanli, Evrim Tanriverdi, Richard Schulz; Belma Turan: Doxycycline Ameliorates Diabetes-Induced Vascular Dysfunction. International Societyfor Heart Research, FROM CELL TO MAN TO SOCIETY, XIX World Congress of the ISHR Bologna (Italy), 22-26 June 2007. Abstract in J Mol Cell Cardiol. 42, suppl. 1, pp: 228, 2007.

43. Erkan Tuncay, Ali Aytac Seymen, Evrim Tanriverdi Nazmi Yaras, Belma Turan; Sex Related Differential Effects Of Omega-3e Treatment On Diabetes-Induced Left Ventricular Dysfunction. International Societyfor Heart Research, From Cell To Man To Society, XIX World Congress of the ISHR Bologna (Italy), 22-26 June 2007. Abstract in J Mol Cell Cardiol. 42, suppl. 1, pp: 110, 2007.

44. Meltem Sariahmetoglu, Aslihan Koksoy, Ayca Bilginoglu, Arzu Besikci, Belma Turan, Richard Schulz; Inhibition Of Matrix Metalloproteinases Reduces Streptozotocin-Induced Diabetic Cardiomyopathy. International Societyfor Heart Research, FROM CELL TO MAN TO SOCIETY, XIX World Congress of the ISHR Bologna (Italy), 22-26 June 2007. Abstract in J Mol Cell Cardiol. 42, suppl. 1, pp: 169, 2007.

45. Ayca Bilginoglu, Figen Amber, Mehmet Ugur, Hakan Gurdal, Belma Turan; Role Of Sex Differences In b-Adrenergic Receptor Responsiveness Of Diabetic Rat Heart. International Societyfor Heart Research, From Cell To Man To Society, XIX World Congress of the ISHR Bologna (Italy), 22-26 June 2007. Abstract in J Mol Cell Cardiol. 42, suppl. 1, pp: 26, 2007.

46. Esma Nur Zeydanli, Evrim Tanriverdi, Ali Aytac Seymen, Erkan Tuncay, Hakan Gurdal, Aslihan Koksoy, Belma Turan: Beneficial Effect Of Sodium Selenate On Vascular Dysfunction In Diabetic Rats. International Societyfor Heart Research, FROM CELL TO MAN TO SOCIETY, XIX World Congress of the ISHR Bologna (Italy), 22-26 June 2007. Abstract in J Mol Cell Cardiol. 42, suppl. 1, pp: 229, 2007.

47. A. Koksoy, M. Sariahmetoglu, A. Onay-Besikci, R. Schulz, B. Turan: Inhibition Of Matrix Metalloproteinase Activity Has Beneficial Effects In Diabetes-Induced Cardiomyopathy. FASEB Meeting, 2007, Washington DC, USA.

48. Bilginoglu A., Seymen A., Tuncay E., Köksoy A., Turan B. Antioxidants but not doxycycline restore depressed beta-adrenergic responses of the heart in diabetic rats. XXVIII European section meeting of the International Society of Heart Research, Athens (Greece), 28-31 May 2008. Abstract in: J. Mol. Cell. Cardiol.2008, 44(4): 746.

49. Zeydanli EN., Bilginoglu A., Koksoy A., Turan B.: Roles Of Oxidant Stress and Matrix Metalloproteinases in Endothelium-Dependent Relaxation of Diabetic Rat Thorasic Aorta. XXVIII European section meeting of the International Society of Heart Research, Athens (Greece), 28-31 May 2008. Abstract in: J. Mol. Cell. Cardiol. 2008, 44(4): 767-768.

50. Tuncay E.,  Seymen A., Turan B. Beneficial effects of non-selective beta blockers on mechanical and electrical activities of diabetic rat heart. XXVIII European section meeting of the International Society of Heart Research, Athens (Greece), 28-31 May 2008. Abstract in: J. Mol. Cell. Cardiol.2008, 44 (4): 775.

51. Seymen A., Tuncay E., Gurdal H., Turan B. Beneficial effects of long-term treatment with beta-adrenergic blocker on depressed heart function of female rats.  XXVIII European section meeting of the International Society of Heart Research, Athens (Greece), 28-31 May 2008. Abstract in: J. Mol. Cell. Cardiol.2008, 44 (4): 816.

52. A. Koksoy, E. Zeydanli, A. Bilginoglu, B. Turan: selenium protects from cardiac dysfunction by preserving contractile protein targets of oxidative stress in diabetic rats. 40th Annual meeting of the American College of Nutrition “Advences in Clinical Nutrition”. September 30 – October 02, 2008, Washington DC, USA. Abstract in: J. American College of Nutrition, 2008, 27(5): 621.

53. Erkan Tuncay, Aytac A. Seymen, Belma Turan: Beneficial Effects with Beta-Adrenergıc Receptor Blockers on Altered Intracellular Ca2+ in Diabetic Rat Heart. XXXVI International Congress of Physiological Sciences (IUPS2009) Function of Life: Elements and Integration July 27–August 1, 2009, Kyoto, Japan. Abstract: The Journal of Physiological Sciences, Volume 59 · Supplement 1 · 2009, pp. 124.

54. Esma N. Zeydanli, Erkan Tuncay, Aytac A Seymen, Ayca Bilginoglu, Nazlı Sözen, Mehmet Ugur, Guy Vassort, Belma Turan. Intracellular Zn2+ release modulates cardiac ryanodine receptor function and cellular activity. Biophysical Society 54th Annual Meeting, February 20-24, 2010, San Francisco, USA.

55- Ayca Bilginoglu, Burak Kandilci, Belma Turan. The effect of insulin on intracellular Na+ homeostasis in isolated cardiomyocytes from diabetic rats. International Academy of cardiology, 15th World congress on heart disease, Annual scientific sections 2010, Vancouver, BC, Canada, July 24-27. Abstract in: The Journal of Heart Disease, 7(1): 112, 2010.

56- Belma Turan. Role of ryanodine receptor as a new therapeutic target in diabetic heart dysfunction. International Academy of cardiology, 15th World congress on heart disease, Annual scientific sections 2010, Vancouver, BC, Canada, July 24-27. Abstract in: The Journal of Heart Disease, 7(1): 4, 2010.

 

Peer-reviewed Journal Publications:

1. Turan B., Oral B., Öztekin E., Güner Z. Can ESR be Used as a Diagnostic Tool in Medicine? Hacettepe Bulletin of Natural Sciences and Engineering, 11, 75-90, 1982.

2. Turan B. Hematolojik araştırmalarda Elektron Spin Rezonans, Türkiye Bilimsel ve Teknik Araştırma Kurumu Magnetik Rezonans Araştırma Ünitesi 1. Kollokyumu Notları, 67-79, 1982.

3. Turan B. Kandaki Cu2+ ve Fe3+ Metal İyonlarının Paramagnetik Özelliklerinden Yararlanarak Normal ve Hasta İnsan Kanları Arasındaki Farkların ESR Yöntemi ile İncelenmesi, Journal of Ankara Medical School, 6(4), 271-284, 1984.

4. Yılmaz A., Turan B. A Suitable Mechanism for the Explanation of NMR Spin-Lattice Relaxation Time in Human Serum, Biyokimya Dergisi, XI(3), 33-38, 1986.

5. Delilbaşı E., Yücel E., Turan B., Günhan Ö. Infrared Laserin Sağlıklı Dokulardaki Etkisinin Histopatolojik Olarak İncelenmesi, Otorinolarengoloji ve Stomatoloji Dergisi, 2(1), 53-56, 1988.

6. Turan B., Delilbaşı E., Yücel E., Temizer A., Rann H. S. Near-lnfrared Laser Light Has Effects on the Level of Various Metals in Skeletal Muscle: Is it completly Harmless?, Laser in Life Sciences, 3(2), 83-88, 1989.

7. Yavuzer S., Pehlivan F., Yıldırım G., Turan B., Güvener A. Infrared Laser Effects on Experimental Epilepsy Models: Convolsive and Anticonvolsive Effects, Turkish Journal of Research in Medical Sciences, 7(2), 81-84, 1989.

8. Dalay N., Turan B., Saydan N., Şengül Z., Özcan T., Dinçol D., İçli F., Tanalp R Determination of Circulating serum free DNA and magnesium levels in cancer patients, Journal of Ankara Medical School, 12 (4), 331-337, 1990.

9. Yavuzer S., Anadolu R, Turan B., Erdem C. The effects of free radical scavengers and infrared Laser irradiation on wound healing, Journal of Ankara Medical School, 13(4), 295-305, 1991 .

10. Turan B., Delilbaşı, E., Dalay N., Afrasyap L., Şengün Z. Therapeutic Selenium Supplementation: Activities of Glutathione Peroxidase and Superoxide Dismutase in Several Rabbit Tissues, Romanian Journal of Biophysics, 2(2), 121-127, 1992.

11. Turan B., Delilbaşı E. The serum selenium and immunoglobulins levels in healthy and cancer cases, Biyokimya Dergisi, XVII(I), 29-39, 1992.

12. Turan B., Delilbaşı E., Işımer A., Dalay N. Distribution of selenium and glutathione peroxidase in rabbits given selenite, Turkish Journal of Medical Research, 10(2), 7176, 1992.

13. Dalay N.,Turan B., Koç, E., Delilbaşı E. The Effects of in Vivo Selenium Supplementation on the Amplitude of the Spontaneous Contractions and the Responses to Acetylcoline in Isolated Rabbit Ileum, Neurobiology, 1(1), 83-90,1993.

14. Turan B., Dalay N., Afrasyap L., Delilbaşı E., Şengün Z., Sayal A., Işımer A. The Effects of Selenium Supplementation on Antioxidative Enzyme Activities and Plasma, Erythrocyte Selenium Levels, Acta Physiologica Hungarica, 81(1), 87-93, 1993.

15. Delilbaşı E., Delilbaşı L., Turan B., Dalay N. The effects of selenium supplementation on wound healing and antioxidant enzyme activities of skin lesion, Turkish Journal of Medical Research, 11(2), 54-58, 1993.

16. Turan B., Yeni Y. N., Günel U., Delilbaşı E., İrfanoğlu B., Akkaş N. Biomechanical Characteristics of Osteoporotic Bones in Rabbits: an Experimental Study, Engineering Systems Design and Analysis, 64-4, 91-95, 1994.

17. Turan B., Balçık C., Delilbaşı E., Akkaş N. Effect of Dietary Selenium and Vitamin E on the Biomechanical Properties of Bones and Skeletal Muscles, Engineering Systems Design and Analysis, Vol.77-5, 113-116, 1996

18. Hotomaroğlu Ö., Turan B. PCSoft program for the acquisition and analysis of voltage-dependent properties of macroscopic calcium channel currents in rat ventricular myocytes. Journal of Ankara Medical School, 20(1), 1-8, 1998.

19. Turan B., Saran Y., Can B., Güven M.C., Sayal A.  Effect of high dietary selenium on the ultrastructure of rabbit cardiac muscle cell. Med. Sci. Res., 1999, 27(12); 795-799.

20. Can B., Ugur M., Güven C.M., Saran Y., Turan B. Ultrastructural changes of cardiac cells in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. Klinik Laboratuvar Araştırma Dergisi, 2001, 5(3); 87-92.

21. Ulusu N.N., Açan N.L., Turan B., Tezcan E.F. Effect of cadmium ion on glutathione reductase and glutathione peroxidase activity of rat liver and the relationship with dietary selenium. Türk Biyokimya dergisi, 2002, 27(2); 43-46.

22. Delilbasi C., Demiralp S., Turan B. Effects of selenium on the structure of the mandible in experimental diabetics. J Oral Sci. 2002, 44(2); 85-90.

23. Koc E., Ayaz M., Saran Y., Turan B. Relationship between structural alterations of ileal smooth muscle and altered responses to acetylcholine in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. Journal of Medical Research, 2002; 20(2): 65-71.

24. Zeydanli E N., Turan B. Antioxidant treatments improve diabetes induced endothelium-dependent vascular dysfunction. Erciyes Medical Journal, 2009, 31(3): 193-200.

 

Editorial Activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Invited presentations:

 

1- Cardiovascular Toxicology

2- Biological Trace Element Reseach

3- Diabetes Review Letters

4- International Journal of Biomedical Sciences

5- J. Experimental and Clinical Cardiology

6-  Molecular & Cellular Biochemistry

 

1. Turan B. Protective effect of selenium treatment on diabetes induced myocardial structural alterations. 5. Schrauzer Symposium, 3 November 2003, Baden-Baden, Germany.

2. Turan B. Selenium restores increased intracellular free zinc concentration in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rat cardiomyocytes. ISTERH 7th International Conference: Trace element nutrition and human disease. November 7-12, 2004, Bangkok, Thailand.

3. Turan B. Role of electrophysiological studies in investigation and evaluation of complications in diabetic heart: new therapeutic approaches. Global conference on heart and disease, October 12-15 2006, Winnipeg, Canada.

4. Turan B. Inhibition of angiotensin type 1 receptor prevents diabetes-induced alterations in Ca2+ signaling. The 5th International Congress of Pathophysiology, June 28 July 01, 2006, Beijing, China.

5. Turan B. Conference on “Role of oxidative stress in regulating intracellular ions of cardiomyocytes: diabetes-induced changes in zinc”, May 11, 2006, Edmonton-Canada.

6. Turan B. Gender related differences in local Ca release in normal and diabetic rat cardiomyocytes: electrophysiological and molecular approach. 5th Larry and Horti Fairberg Workshop: Control and regulation of biological transport phenomena with emphasis on the cardiac system. September 16-20, 2007, Antalya, Turkey

7. Turan B. A novel antioxidant effect of selenium on cardiovascular dysfunction via inhibiting diabetes-induced activated matrix metalloproteinase-2. Scientfiic Forum XVII International Congress of Cardiovascular Sciences and XXV Brazilian Congress on Extracorporeal Circularion, November 22-25, 2007, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

8. Turan B. Gender related differences in local calcium release in normal and diabetic rat cardiomyocytes.Simposium International de Investigacion Cardiovascular, January 25-27, 2007, Holguin, Cuba.

9. Turan B. Role of oxidative stress in regulating intracellular ions of cardiomyocytes in experimental diabetes.  International Conference on Emerging trends in free radical and antioxidant researchand SFRR-Asia, SFRR-India, January 8-11, 2007, Lonavala, India.

10. Turan B: Konfokal mikroskopinin elektrofizyolojik yöntemlerdeki yeri: Ryanodin reseptörlerinin diyabetik kardiyomiyopatideki rolü. Türk Fizyolojik Bilimler Derneği 33. Ulusal Kongres, 15-19 Ekim 2007, Kıbrıs.

11. Turan B. Reduced myocardial contractile function in diabetic cardiomyopatyh is reversed by inhibition of matrix metalloproteinases. Second International Symposium on Recent advances in cardiovascular sciences: February 28, 2008, New Delhi, India.

12. Turan B. Beneficial effects of non-selective beta blockers on mechanical and electrical activities of normal and diabetic rat heart. ISHR (Indian Section) 2008, 29 February – 2 march, 2008, Chandigarh, India.

13. Turan B. Protective action of doxycycline in diabetic cardiomyopathy in rats. Mendel Symposium II: Genes and the heart, Joint meeting of the Japan and European Sections of the International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences, September 24-27, 2008, Leblice, Czech Republic. Abstract: Exp. Clin. Cardiology, 2008: 13(3): 144-156.

14. Turan B.Advances in Cardiovascular Research: From genes and molecules to clinical applications, International symposium. September 27-29, 2008, Devin-Bratislava, Slovakia.

15. Turan B. Role of oxidant stress and matrix metalloproteinases in endothelium-dependent relaxation of diabetic rat aorta. ISARCON 2008, December 8-10, 2008, Tamil Nadu, India.

16. Turan B. Intracellular zinc homeostasis brings new insights into cardiac excitation-contraction coupling in normal and diabetic rats. Symposium: Translational research in cardiovascular medicine. from bench side to bedside and vice-versa. December 11, 2008, Baroda, India.

17. Turan B. Ryanodine receptors: a novel therapeutic target in type 1 diabetic cardiomyopathy. Joint International Conference of the International Society of Heart Research (Indian section) & the International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences, December 13-15, 2008, Surat, India.

18. Turan B. Diabetes-induced altered function and regulation of cardiac ryanodine receptors. Sudden Cardiac Death – Cardiovascular Theraphy, European Society of Cardiology, June 18-21, 2009, Copenhagen, Denmark.

19. Turan B. Age and sex dependent effects of beta-blockers on heart function. 9th International Symposium on Pharmacheutical Sciences, June 23-26, 2009, Ankara, Turkey.

20. Turan B. Ryanodine receptors in heart failure: potential therapeutic site. 3rd International Conference: myocardial protection from bench to clinical application, April 17-20, 2010. Amman-Jordan.

21. Belma Turan. Role of intracellular Zn2+ in excitation-contraction coupling of cardiomyocytes. Symposium on Scientific Basis for the Practice of Cardiology. April 8-11, 2010, Prague, Czech Republic.

22. Belma Turan. Role of ryanodine receptor as a new therapeutic target in diabetic heart dysfunction. International Academy of cardiology, 15th World congress on heart disease, Annual scientific sections 2010, Vancouver, BC, Canada, July 24-27. Abstract in: The Journal of Heart Disease, 7(1): 4, 2010.

23. Belma Turan. Role of intracellular Zn2+ in excitation-contraction coupling of cardiomyocytes. Symposium on Scientific Basis for the Practice of Cardiology. April 8-11, 2010, Prague, Czech Republic.

24. Belma Turan. Role of ryanodine receptor as a new therapeutic target in diabetic heart dysfunction. International Academy of cardiology, 15th World congress on heart disease, Annual scientific sections 2010, Vancouver, BC, Canada, July 24-27. Abstract in: The Journal of Heart Disease, 7(1): 4, 2010.

25. Belma Turan. Role of antioxidants and redox regulation in diabetic cardiovascular system disorders. Jerusalem Symposium on molecular and metabolic dysfunction in diabetes. October 7-8, 2010, Jerusalem, Israel,

26. Belma Turan. Cardiac ryanodine receptors and diabetic cardiomyopathy. 4th World congress International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences, February 1-3, 2011. Vadodara, India.

27. Belma Turan. Role of intracellular Zn2+ in excitation-contraction coupling of cardiomyocytes. New York University School of Medicine NYU Medical Center, 560 First Avenue, New York, April 08, 2011.

 

28. Belma Turan. Cardiac Ryanodine receptors and diabetic cardiomyopathy: Potential therapeutic sites. Department of Medicine, Cell Biology and Pharmacology at SUNY, Downstate Medical Center, April 06, 2011.

 

29. Belma Turan. Chronic resveratrol treatment protects the cardiovascular system against diabetes-induced damage while its direct effect is detrimental. International College of Angiology, 53rd Annual World Congress, September 18-20, 2011, Indonesia.

30. Belma Turan. Deneysel diyabetik kardiyomiyopatide ryanodin reseptörlerinin rolü. 21. ulusal farmakoloji kongresi, panel konuşması. 19-22 Ekim 2011, Eskişehir.

31. Belma Turan. Potential therapeutic benefits of beta-blockers directed to cardiac function in diabetic rats. Universite Paris Sud, INSERM U-769, Paris, October 26, 2011.

32. Belma Turan. The role of intracellular free zinc during cardiac excitation-contraction coupling in both physiological and pathophysiological conditions. International Society of Zinc Biology 2012 Conference, 15-19 January, 2012; Melbourne, Australia.

33. Belma Turan. Oxidative stress induces coupled Zn2+ and Ca2+ dyshomeostasis in ventricular cardiomyocytes from diabetic rats. 3rd International Workshop on Molecular Approaches to obesity and diabetes with new implications. 15-16 March, 2012; METU, Ankara.

34. Belma Turan. Biological trace elements in health and disease: a summary on role of intracellular zinc in living cells. Second advanced summer school in Africa: Nutrition and Disease: Biochemical and Molecular insights. 23-31 March, 2012, Cape Town, South Africa.

35. Belma Turan. Selenium and Disease: electrophysiological and biochemical insights. Second advanced summer school in Africa: Nutrition and Disease: Biochemical and Molecular insights. 23-31 March, 2012, Cape Town, South Africa.

36. Belma Turan. Zinc/Calcium ion Dyshomeostasis in Cardiomyocytes from Streptozotocin-Induced Diabetic Rats. 31 May, 2012, Lab. Toxicol. Pharmacol. NIEHS, North Carolina, USA.

37. Belma Turan. Dyshomeostasis of zinc and calcium in cardiomyocytes from diabetic rat heart. Conference and Advanced research workshop: Sudden cardiac death and cardioprotection. 6-9 September, 2012. Timisoara, Romania.