Sevki Adem

Sevki Adem
Çankırı Karatekin Üniversitesi · Department of Chemistry

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August 2011 - November 2015
Çankırı Karatekin Üniversitesi
Position
  • Research Director
August 2011 - November 2015
Çankırı Karatekin Üniversitesi
Position
  • Research Director
Education
October 2006 - January 2011
Ataturk University
Field of study
  • Enzyme activity assay, Enzyme purication, inhibition, in vitro and in vivo Enzyme assay

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Triazole-based acetamides serve as important scaffolds for various pharmacologically active drugs. In the present work, structural hybrids of 1,2,4-triazole and acetamides were furnished by chemically modifying 2-(4-isobutylphenyl) propanoic acid (1). Target compounds 7a–f were produced in considerable yields (70–76%) by coupling the triazole of co...
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Inhibitors of xanthine oxidase (XO) are effective and most major therapeutic drugs for the management of gout. Chalcone compounds are important in terms of biological activity and have great importance in enzyme studies in recent years. In the presented study, the effects of some chalcones on the enzyme were tested in vitro by the spectrophotometri...
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The aim of the study was to measure vitamin D levels before and after giving specific doses of it. Patients with psoriasis have an imbalance in vitamin D levels, as vitamin D levels have been correlated with the level of disease progression. Psoriasis incidence rates after administration of vitamin D at a dose of 1 month every day 2000 IU, then the...
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The reliance of tumor cells on aerobic glycolysis is one of the emerging hallmarks of cancer. Pyruvate kinase M2 (PKM2), an important enzyme of glycolytic pathway, is highly expressed in a number of cancer cells. Tumor cells heavily depend on PKM2 to fulfill their divergent energetic and biosynthetic requirements, suggesting it as novel drug target...
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Abies species are known to have various bioactive compounds and pharmacological activities. In the manuscript, their bioactive components and anticancer activities of four unexamined Abies in Anatolia (Abies cilicica subsp. isaurica, Abies nordmanniana subsp. nordmanniana, Abies nordmanniana subsp. bornmuelleriana, Abies nordmanniana subsp. equi-tr...
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Enzymes of the archaea living in extreme environments are resistant to the challenging conditions. Lipase is among the important enzymes used in the industry and agriculture. In this study, the extracellular lipase from extremely halophilic archaeon Halolamina sp. was characterized for the first time. Optimum temperature for the enzyme activity was...
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The essential and fatty oils were investigated and a quantitative analysis of the root, green and stem parts of F. Longipedunculata was performed by GC-MS and HPLC-TOF/MS and their antioxidant (DPPH method) activities and potential binding of phytochemicals against SARS-CoV-2 nucleocapsid were determined using Molegro Virtual Docker software. In th...
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The Growth Differentiation Factor -15 (GDF-15) is a member of the transforming growth factor β superfamily. İt represents an example of the stress response cytokines. It's mostly found in cardiac myocytes, adipocytes, macrophages, endothelial cells, and vascular endothelial cells, whether they're generated normally or not. GDF-15 levels have increa...
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SARS-CoV-2, a rapidly spreading new strain of human coronavirus, has affected almost all the countries around the world. The lack of specific drugs against SARS-CoV-2 is a significant hurdle towards the successful treatment of COVID-19. Thus, there is an urgent need to boost up research for the development of effective therapeutics against COVID-19...
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The main objective of the present study was to synthesize potential inhibitor/activators of AChE and hCA I-II enzymes, which are thought to be directly related to Alzheimer's disease. Dithiodibenzothioate compounds were synthesized by thioesterification. Six different thiolate compounds produced were characterized by ¹H-, ¹³C-NMR, FT-IR, LC-MS/MS m...
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Enzyme assays are standardized experimental protocols, which are established in order to measure the activity or concentration of enzymes in biochemical or cell-based systems. Mostly enzymatic assays are based upon the detection of fluorescent, luminescent, or spectrophotometric endpoint signal. During recent years, florescence-based, absorbance-ba...
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The serum levels of Growth/differentiation factor-15 (GDF-15) are correlated strongly with Numerous diseases such as diabetes, cancer, heart disease, and obesity and potentially serve as an effective indicator for progression of the disease. The functional part for GDF15 has been indicated for cancer, heart disease, kidney disease and Metabolic Dis...
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Cancer is a multifaceted disease characterized by deregulated epigenetic, genetic and metabolic signals which affect cellular metabolism and apoptosis. Breast cancer is regarded to be the most common malignancy in the women worldwide. The side effects of chemo-drugs such as non-selectivity, toxicity and resistance urge scientists to find more poten...
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In this study, Centaurea sivasica Wageitz (Asteraceae) methanol extract was examined regarding phytochemical composition, in vitro antioxidant properties, ability to inhibit tyrosinase, α-amylase, α-glucosidase enzymes, and antimicrobial effects. Also, possible binding and interactions of phytochemicals with enzymes by molecular docking were determ...
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Oxalis corniculata (Oxalidaceae) is a small decumbent and delicate appearing medicinal herb flourishing in warm temperate and tropical domains such as Pakistan and India. Main bioactive chemical constituents of Oxalis plant include several alkaloids, flavonoids, terpenoids, cardiac glycosides, saponins, phlobatannins along with steroids. Due to its...
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The composition of the essential oil obtained from the dried aerial parts of Senecio massaicus was analyzed by GC/MS. Twenty-two components have been identified and represented 97.41 % of the total oil composition. The major constituents of the essential oil were m-cymene (30.58 %), n-hexadecanoic acid (14.88 %) and docosane-11-decyl (10.43 %). Fou...
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Herein we present the synthesis, and biological evaluation of new Schiff bases incorporating (2-hydroxy-5-methylbenzaldehyde sulfisoxazole (S2M-S1) and 2-hydroxy-5-methylbenzaldehyde sulfamethoxazole (S1M-S1) derived from sulfisoxazole (S2) /sulfamethoxazole (S1) and substituted salicylaldehyde and their Pd (II), Cu(II) complexes. The synthesized c...
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Pyruvate kinase (PK), a key enzyme that determines glycolytic activity, has been known to support the metabolic phenotype of tumor cells, and specific pyruvate kinase isoform M2 (PKM2) has been reported to fulfill divergent biosynthetic and energetic requirements of cancerous cells. PKM2 is overexpressed in several cancer types and is an emerging d...
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The serum levels of Growth/differentiation factor-15 (GDF-15) are correlated strongly with Numerous diseases such as diabetes, cancer, heart disease, and obesity and potentially serve as an effective indicator for progression of the disease. The functional part for GDF15 has been indicated for cancer, heart disease, kidney disease and Metabolic Dis...
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Carbonic anhydrases (CAs, EC4.2.1.1) are metalloenzymes that catalyse reversible hydration reaction of carbon dioxide to bicarbonate and protons. In recent years, there has been a great interest in inhibitors/activators of carbonic anhydrase isoenzymes. Therefore, we investigated the effects of four different carbazole Schiff base derivatives, whic...
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Natural products have served as a limitless reservoir of bioactive scaffolds for drug discovery against several disorders. Furanodiene is a bioactive natural product which is isolated from several plants of genus Curcuma. Its therapeutic potential against cancer, inflammation and angiogenesis has been well-documented. The current review is an updat...
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In this work, Combining coumarin and thiazole with 3-tertiary butyl salicylaldehyde into in a single molecule, new Schiff base (CTS), and its metal complexes with palladium and platinum were synthesized and characterized by using well-known spectroscopic techniques such as ¹H-NMR, ¹³C-NMR, FT-IR and LC-MS. And also, the formation of these complexes...
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β-Lactamases are enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of the β-lactam ring, resulting in loss of function in β-lactam antibiotics. In this report, the inhibition of β-lactamase enzyme by group-based selected aromatic compounds, especially containing flavone ring, was investigated in vitro and in silico. For this purpose, the inhibitory effects of 7...
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Natural products have emerged as a treasure trove of novel chemical scaffolds for drug discovery against various diseases including inflammation, cardiovascular diseases, osteoporosis, and cancer. Isoflavones, polyphenolic compounds, from plants belonging to the Fabaceae family act as phytoestrogens and possess a pseudo-hormonal effect by binding w...
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Nature has provided prodigious reservoirs of pharmacologically active compounds for drug development since times. Physcion and physcion 8-O-β-D-glucopyranoside (PG) are bioactive natural anthraquinones which exert anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties with minimum or no adverse effects. Moreover, physcion also exhibits anti-microbial and hep...
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Rheum ribes L. (Rhubarb) is one of the most important edible medicinal plants in the Eastern Anatolia region and is called “Işkın” by local people. Resveratrol and 6-O-methylalaternin were isolated from the Rhubarb for the first time in addition to well-known secondary metabolites including emodin, aloe-emodin, β-sitosterol and rutin. The new semi-...
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Background: SARS-CoV-2, an emerging strain of coronavirus, has affected millions of people from all the continents of world and received worldwide attention. This emerging health crisis calls for the urgent development of specific therapeutics against COVID-19 to potentially reduce the burden of this emerging pandemic. Purpose: This study aims t...
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Nature as an infinite treasure of chemotypes and pharmacophores will continue to play an imperative role in the drug discovery. Natural products (NPs) such as plant and fungal metabolites have emerged as leads in drug discovery during recent years due to their efficacy, safety and selectivity. The current review summarizes natural sources as well a...
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Natural products, being richly endowed with curative powers, have become spotlight for biomedical and pharmaceutical research to develop novel therapeutics during recent years. Ginkgetin, a natural non-toxic biflavone, has been shown to exhibit anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, anti-adipogenic, and neuroprotective activities. Ginkgeti...
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Natural products, an infinite reserve of bioactive molecules, will continue to serve humans as an important source of therapeutic agents. Germacrone is a bioactive natural compound found in the traditional medicinal plants of family Zingi-beraceae.This multifaceted chemical entity has become a point of focus during recent years due to its numerous...
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Aldose reductase (AR) is the first enzyme of the polyol pathway that has physiological importance under hyperglycaemic conditions. The article has been focussed on AR enzyme inhibition by selected compounds. For this purpose, the in vitro inhibitory effects of various compounds on commercially available recombinant human AR (rAR) enzyme activity we...
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Objectives Earthworms have a large impact on the soil ecosystem. They are quite sensitive to pollutants. Purification and biochemical characterization of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenases (G6PD) from the earthworm species Eisenia fetida were aimed. The determination of the toxicity potentials of some soil pollutants on G6PD activity was intended....
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A series of novel Norcantharimide derivatives were synthesized and their structures were characterized by FTIR, 1H and 13C NMR spectroscopy as well as elemental analyses. The absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion (ADME) properties of the synthesized molecules were investigated. The results obtained in silico demonstrated that these mol...
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Reprogrammed metabolism is key biochemical characteristic of malignant cells, which represents one of the emerging hallmarks of cancer. Currently, there is rising contemplation on oxidative pentose phosphate pathway (PPP) enzymes as potential therapeutic hits due to their affiliation with tumor metabolism. 6‐Phosphogluconate dehydrogenase (6PGD), t...
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The coronavirus COVID-19 epidemic has wreaked havoc on inhabitants of earth killing thousands of humans from more than 150 countries. The epidemic has put a number of countries under complete lockdown and the deadly situation is still prevailing around the globe. Vaccines have been long known as the most effective means of preventing viral infectio...
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COVID-19, a rapidly spreading new strain of coronavirus, has affected more than 150 countries and received worldwide attention. The lack of efficacious drugs or vaccines against SARS-CoV-2 has further worsened the situation. Thus, there is an urgent need to boost up research for the development of effective therapeutics and affordable diagnostic ag...
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Reprogrammed metabolism is key biochemical characteristic of malignant cells which represents one of the emerging hallmarks of cancer. Currently, there is rising contemplation on oxidative pentose phosphate pathway (PPP) enzymes as potential therapeutic hits due to their affiliation with tumor metabolism. 6-phosphogluconate dehydrogenase (6PGD), th...
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Carbonic anhydrases (CAs) play a significant function in diverse pathological and physiological processes. Their inhibitors and activators are suitable molecules to use as a drug in the treatment of different disease. In the present study, seven natural compounds, namely didymin, retusin isoquercitrin, silymarin, verbascoside, teucroside, and 3′-O-...
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New Schiff bases were synthesized (Z)-4-((4-(diethylamino)benzylidene)amino)-N-(3,4-dimethylisoxazol-5-yl)benzenesulfonamide (L1) and (Z)-4-((4-(dimethylamino)benzylidene) amino)-N-(5-methylisoxazol-3-yl)benzenesulfonamide (L2) derived from sulfamethoxazole (S1)/sulfisoxazole (S2) and substituted salicylaldehyde. The synthesized compounds were char...
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Iron is an indispensable element for vital activities in almost all living organisms. It is also a cofactor for many proteins, enzymes, and other essential complex biochemical processes. Therefore, iron trafficking is firmly regulated by Hepcidin (Hamp), which is regarded as the marker for iron accumulation. The disruption of iron homeostasis leads...
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In this research, a new series of (E)-3-(4-substitutedphenyl)-1-(4’-morpholinophenyl)prop-2-en-1-one derivatives 1–7 was synthesized, aiming to develop effective antiproliferative agents. The antiproliferative activities of compounds 1–7 were examined against HeLa and C6 cell lines at eight different concentrations using the BrdU ELISA assay. The a...
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Introduction: It is well known that cancer cells have an altered metabolism both to meet the energy needs and to provide initial molecules for the synthesis of macromolecules. To cope with the new metabolic state, different forms of certain enzymes are expressed in extreme amounts. These enzymes are seen as very attractive targets to deal with canc...
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The fluorinated chalcones were synthesized by Claisen-Schmidt condensation between 4′-morpholineacetophenone and various fluorinated benzaldehydes in the presence of NaOH in methanol. The synthesized compounds [1–7] were evaluated their antiproliferative activity against HeLa and C6 cell lines. Among them, compounds 4 and 5 were determined to have...
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Lipase is an enzyme having a lot of different industrial applications such as biodiesel production, biopolymer synthesis, enantiopure pharmaceutical productions, agrochemicals, etc. Its immobilized form on different substances is more conventional and useful than its free form. Supporting material was prepared using PVDF-co-HFP in laboratory condit...
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6-phosphogluconate dehydrogenase is an enzyme in the pentose phosphate path. The main functions of the pathway are the manufacture of the reduced coenzyme NADPH and the formation of ribose 5-phosphate for nucleic acid synthesis and nucleotide. Both NADPH and ribose 5-phosphate involve a critical biochemical process. Metals have been recognized as i...
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The present study was aimed to investigate characterization and purification of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase, 6-phosphogluconate dehydrogenase, and glutathione reductase from rat heart and the inhibitory effect of three drugs. The purification of the enzymes was performed using 2',5'-ADP sepharose 4B affinity material. The subunit and the natu...
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G6PD, 6PGD and GR have been purified separately in the single step from rat lung using 2', 5'-ADP Sepharose 4B affinity chromatography. The purified enzymes showed a single band on sodium dodecyl sulfate polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE). The molecular weights of the enzymes were estimated to be 134 kDa for G6PD, 107 kDa for 6PGD and 12...
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Pyruvate kinase isoenzyme M2 (PKM2) is expressed excessively in many different cancer types and it plays an important role in the control of glucose metabolism. Thus, it is evaluated as an important target in the development of medication for cancer. The flavonoids comprise a large group of natural products with variable phenolic structures and occ...
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Pyruvate kinase isoenzyme M2 (PKM2) is one of the most important control point enzyme in glycolysis pathway. Hence, its inhibitors and activators are currently considered as the potential anticancer agents. The effect of 28 polyphenolic compounds on the enzyme activity was investigated in vitro. Among these compounds, neoeriocitrin, (-)-catechin ga...
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Pyruvate kinase isoenzyme M2 (PKM2) is one of the most important control point enzyme in glycolysis pathway. Hence, its inhibitors and activators are currently considered as the potential anticancer agents. The effect of 28 polyphenolic compounds on the enzyme activity was investigated in vitro. Among these compounds, neoeriocitrin, (−)-catechin ga...
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Polyphenols are the important compounds that have various bioactivities. They constitute vital active agents of not only daily diet but also natural medicines that are used traditionally. It is generally considered that they are safe because they are natural. In some conducted studies, different negative effects of these compounds were mentioned. T...
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PKM2 is an important target for designing anticancer drug. Inhibitors and activators of this enzyme are suitable molecules for use in treating cancer. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of certain flavones on PKM2. Apigenin, wogonin, flavone, 3-hydroxyflavone, 5-hydroxyflavone, 6-hydroxyflavone, and 7-hydroxyflavone effectiv...
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Dihydrofolate reductase (DHFR) plays a fundamental role in cellular metabolism and cell growth. Inhibition of this enzyme will cause a decrease in the amount of folate that occurs in many metabolic processes, and the deficiency of which may cause various diseases. This study investigated the effects of some drugs and phenolic compounds on DHFR acti...
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The enzymes of glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD), 6-phosphogluconate dehydrogenase (6PGD), and glutathione reductase (GR) were purified from rat kidney in one chromatographic step consisting of the use of the 2',5'-ADP Sepharose 4B by using different elution buffers. This purification procedure was accomplished with the preparation of the ho...
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Inhibitory effects of some drugs were investigated on human erythrocyte 6-phosphogluconate dehydrogenase obtained with a 6552-fold purification in a yield of 78% using 2', 5'-ADP Separose 4B affinity gel. Which on SDS polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis showed a single band. Larnoxicam, metronidazole, imipenem, ornidazole, vancomycin, clindamycin, a...

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