Sukru Beydemir

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Morphine is implicated in diverse functions, from development to immune modulation in the central and peripheral nervous systems. It has also been used extensively in the clinical management of pain due to its potent analgesic effect. This study was designed to evaluate the in vitro antioxidant capacity of morphine using different antioxidant tests,(More)
Carbonic anhydrase (CA) enzyme was purified from rainbow trout brain by Sepharose-4B-l-tyrosine-sulfanilamide affinity chromatography. The enzyme was obtained with a specific activity of 2,275 EU mg−1 and a yield of 22.5%. The sample obtained from the affinity column was used for kinetic properties and inhibition studies. Both optimum and stable pH were(More)
Glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) was purified from buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) erythrocytes and some characteristics of the enzyme were investigated. The purification procedure was composed of two steps: hemolysate preparation and 2('),5(')-ADP-Sepharose 4B affinity gel chromatography. Thanks to the two consecutive procedures, the enzyme, having a(More)
Glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) was purified from chicken erythrocytes, and some characteristics of the enzyme were investigated. The purification procedure was composed of three steps: hemolysate preparation, ammonium sulfate precipitation, and 2',5'-ADP Sepharose 4B affinity gel chromatography. Thanks to the three consecutive procedures, the(More)
Glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) was purified from turkey erythrocytes by ammonium sulphate precipitation and followed by ADP Sepharose affinity gel chromatography. The yield was 49.71% and specific activity of the enzyme was found to be 44.16 EU/mg protein. By gel filtration the molecular mass was found to be 75 kDa. The enzyme had an optimum pH at(More)
Inhibition of two human cytosolic carbonic anhydrase (hCA, EC 4.2.1.1) isozymes I and II with some natural phenolic derivatives was investigated using the esterase assay with 4-nitrophenyl acetate as substrate. Resveratrol, catechin, silymarin, dobutamin, and curcumin showed K(I) values in the range of 4.47-9.47 mm for hCA I and of 2.86-7.44 μm against hCA(More)
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the most common causes of vision loss. AMD has been classified into two forms: atrophic and exudative forms. The exudative form is associated with choroidal neovascularization of the subretinal macular region, resulting in a sudden loss of central vision. However, the exact cause of AMD remains unknown.(More)
In this study, the effect of alpha-tocopherol on the antioxidant capacity of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) was determined. For this purpose, activities of antioxidant enzymes such as catalase (CAT), peroxidase (POD) and glutathione reductase (GSSG-Rx) were investigated. Enzyme activities were measured at 0 (control), 1, 3 and 5 h after(More)
The inhibition of two human carbonic anhydrase (HCA, EC 4.2.1.1) isozymes, the cytosolic HCA I and II, with heavy metal salts of Pb(II), Co(II) and Hg(II) has been investigated. Human erythrocyte CA-I isozyme was purified with a specific activity of 920 EUmg(-1) and a yield of 30% and CA-II isozyme was purified with a specific activity of 8000 EUmg(-1) and(More)
Sildenafil citrate, a phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE5) inhibitor widely used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction was investigated for its interaction with the zinc-enzyme carbonic anhydrase (CA, EC 4.2.1.1), as it has in its molecule a piperazine moiety also found in some CA activators (CAAs). Sildenafil was a potent, low micromolar activator of several CA(More)