Mert Mestanoğlu

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G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) are targets of more than 30% of marketed drugs. Investigation on the GPCRs may shed light on upcoming drug design studies. In the present study, we performed a combination of receptor- and ligand-based analysis targeting the dopamine D2 receptor (D2R). The signaling pathway of D2R activation and the construction of(More)
Poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase-1 (PARP-1) enzyme has critical roles in DNA replication repair and recombination. Thus, PARP-1 inhibitors play an important role in the cancer therapy. In the current study, we have performed combination of in silico and in vitro studies in order to discover novel inhibitors against PARP-1 target. Structure-based virtual(More)
Mutated form (G52E) of diphtheria toxin (DT) CRM197 is an inactive and nontoxic enzyme. Here, we provided a molecular insight using comparative molecular dynamics (MD) simulations to clarify the influence of a single point mutation on overall protein and active-site loop. Post-processing MD analysis (i.e. stability, principal component analysis,(More)
The aim of this case report is to describe a patient with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) who developed bilateral serous retinal detachments and unilateral optic disc swelling. A 23-year-old woman with ALL presented to the ophthalmology clinic with bilateral subacute visual loss. Ophthalmologic examination revealed bilateral serous retinal detachments(More)
PDEδ is a small protein that binds and controls the trafficking of RAS subfamily proteins. Its inhibition protects initiation of RAS signaling, and it is one of the common targets considered for oncological drug development. In this study, we used solved x-ray structures of inhibitor-bound PDEδ targets to investigate mechanisms of action of six independent(More)
The inhibitory effects of methoxyisobutylisonitrile (MIBI), diethylene triamine pentaacetic acid (DTPA), dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA) and metilendifosfonat (MDP) on human erythrocyte glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase (hG6PD) activity were investigated. For this purpose, hG6PD was initially purified 557-fold at a yield of 51.43% using 2',5'-adenosine(More)
A series of hydroxy and phenolic compounds have been assayed for the inhibition of two physiologically relevant carbonic anhydrase (CA, EC isozymes, the cytosolic human isozymes I and II. The investigated molecules showed inhibition constants in the range of 1.07-4003 and 0.09-31.5 μM at the hCA I and hCA II enzymes, respectively. In order to(More)
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