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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223805/harnessing-supramolecular-peptide-nanotechnology-in-biomedical-applications
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REVIEW
Kiat Hwa Chan, Wei Hao Lee, Shuangmu Zhuo, Ming Ni
The harnessing of peptides in biomedical applications is a recent hot topic. This arises mainly from the general biocompatibility of peptides, as well as from the ease of tunability of peptide structure to engineer desired properties. The ease of progression from laboratory testing to clinical trials is evident from the plethora of examples available. In this review, we compare and contrast how three distinct self-assembled peptide nanostructures possess different functions. We have 1) nanofibrils in biomaterials that can interact with cells, 2) nanoparticles that can traverse the bloodstream to deliver its payload and also be bioimaged, and 3) nanotubes that can serve as cross-membrane conduits and as a template for nanowire formation...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221015/taking-orders-from-light-photo-switchable-working-inactive-smart-surfaces-for-protein-and-cell-adhesion
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Junji Zhang, Wenjing Ma, Xiao-Peng He, He Tian
Photo-responsive smart surfaces are promising candidates for a variety of applications in optoelectronics and sensing devices. The use of light as an order-signal provides advantages of remote and non-invasive control with high temporal and spatial resolutions. Modification of the photo-switches with target bio-macromolecules, such as peptides, DNA and small-molecules including folic acid derivatives and sugars, has recently become a popular strategy to empower the smart surfaces with an improved detection efficiency and specificity...
February 21, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220836/nucleobindin-1-binds-to-multiple-types-of-pre-fibrillar-amyloid-and-inhibits-fibrillization
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Alessandra Bonito-Oliva, Shahar Barbash, Thomas P Sakmar, W Vallen Graham
During amyloid fibril formation, amyloidogenic polypeptides misfold and self assemble into soluble pre-fibrillar aggregates, i.e., protofibrils, which elongate and mature into insoluble fibrillar aggregates. An emerging class of chaperones, chaperone-like amyloid binding proteins (CLABPs), has been shown to interfere with aggregation of particular misfolded amyloid peptides or proteins. We have discovered that the calcium-binding protein nuclebindin-1 (NUCB1) is a novel CLABP. We show that NUCB1 inhibits aggregation of islet-amyloid polypeptide associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus, a-synuclein associated with Parkinson's disease, transthyretin V30M mutant associated with familial amyloid polyneuropathy, and Aβ42 associated with Alzheimer's disease by stabilizing their respective protofibril intermediates...
February 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219684/development-of-magnetic-nanoparticle-based-calorimetric-assay-for-the-detection-of-bovine-mastitis-in-cow-milk
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Raja Chinnappan, Sana Al Attas, Gerrit Koop, Tine van Werven, Wendy E Kaman, Floris J Bikker, Mohammed Zourob
Mastitis in dairy cattle is an inflammatory reaction of the udder tissue. Mastitis increases plasmin levels, leading to an increased proteolysis of milk proteins such as casein, resulting in a significant decrease in milk quality and related dairy products. Due to its key-role in mastitis, we used plasmin proteolytic activity as a biomarker for the detection of mastitis in bovine mastitic milk. Inspired by earlier studies on protease activity using mastitic milk samples, we developed a simple colorimetric assay to distinguish mastitic milk from milk derived from healthy animals...
February 17, 2017: Analytical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216796/design-and-synthesis-of-nanofibers-of-self-assembled-de-novo-glycoconjugates-towards-mucosal-lining-restoration-and-anti-inflammatory-drug-delivery
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Jie Zhou, Michael O'Keeffe, Gongxian Liao, Fan Zhao, Cox Terhorst, Bing Xu
The medical practice for IBD is solely based on anti-inflammatory drugs, but the outcome is far from ideal. Our long-term research goal is to seek a better clinical outcome by combining the anti-inflammatory therapy with physical mucus layer restoration. As the first step towards that objective, we choose to develop self-assembled hydrogels of de novo glycoconjugates that consist of anti-inflammatory drugs and glycopeptides. By covalently linking peptides (e.g., nap-phe-phe-lys), saccharides (e.g., glucosamine), and an anti-inflammatory drug (i...
October 6, 2016: Tetrahedron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216401/discovery-and-characterization-of-novel-indole-and-7-azaindole-derivatives-as-inhibitors-of-%C3%AE-amyloid-42-aggregation-for-the-treatment-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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Nampally Sreenivasachary, Heiko Kroth, Pascal Benderitter, Anne Hamel, Yvan Varisco, David T Hickman, Wolfgang Froestl, Andrea Pfeifer, Andreas Muhs
The aggregation of amyloid-β peptides into cytotoxic oligomeric and fibrillary aggregates is believed to be one of the major pathological events in Alzheimer disease. Here we report the design and synthesis of a novel series of indole and 7-azaindole derivatives containing, nitrile, piperidine and N-methyl-piperidine substituents at the 3-position to prevent the pathological self-assembly of amyloid-β. We have further demonstrated that substitution of the azaindole and indole derivatives at the 3 positions is required to obtain compounds with improved physicochemical properties to allow brain penetration...
February 4, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207486/particle-based-delivery-of-the-hiv-envelope-protein
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Benedikt Asbach, Ralf Wagner
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: A major focus in HIV vaccine research is the development of suitable antigens that elicit broadly neutralizing antibody responses targeting HIV's envelope protein (Env). Delivery of Env in a repetitive manner on particle-based carriers allows higher avidity interactions and is therefore expected to efficiently engage B cells, thus leading to affinity maturation that results in superior antibody responses characterized by improved breadth, potency, and durability. This review summarizes current work that is evaluating diverse types of such particulate carriers for Env delivery...
February 15, 2017: Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206986/in-situ-generated-d-peptidic-nanofibrils-as-multifaceted-apoptotic-inducers-to-target-cancer-cells
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Xuewen Du, Jie Zhou, Huainin Wang, Junfeng Shi, Yi Kuang, Wu Zeng, Zhimou Yang, Bing Xu
Nanofibrils of small molecules, as a new class of biofunctional entities, exhibit emergent properties for controlling cell fates, but the relevant mechanism remains to be elucidated and the in vivo effect has yet to be examined. Here, we show that D-peptide nanofibrils, generated by enzyme-instructed self-assembly (EISA), pleiotropically activate extrinsic death signaling for selectively killing cancer cells. Catalyzed by alkaline phosphatases and formed in situ on cancer cells, D-peptide nanofibrils present autocrine proapoptotic ligands to their cognate receptors in a juxtacrine manner, as well as directly cluster the death receptors...
February 16, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195371/assessment-of-cooperativity-in-ternary-peptide-cucurbit-8-uril-complexes
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Emanuela Cavatorta, Pascal Jonkheijm, Jurriaan Huskens
Evaluating cooperativity for cucurbit[8]uril (CB[8]) mediated ternary complexation is required for understanding and advance designs of such ternary self-assembled systems. A key issue is to dissect the contributions of the binding steps of the first and second guest molecules to the overall ternary complex formation energy. This is addressed by performing concentration-dependent titrations between CB[8] and guests by means of concentration-dependent calorimetric and 1H-NMR titrations. The sensitivity of the fitting of the cumulative heat of complexation of the calorimetric titrations is evaluated in terms of fitting error and enthalpy-entropy compensation and, together with the NMR spectroscopic analysis of the separate species, non-cooperative binding is conceived to be the most probable binding scenario...
February 13, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194907/hematite-based-photoelectrode-materials-for-photoelectrocatalytic-inhibition-of-alzheimer-s-%C3%AE-amyloid-self-assembly
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Kayoung Kim, Byung Il Lee, You Jung Chung, Woo Seok Choi, Chan Beum Park
A visible light-active, hematite-based photoelectrode platform for suppressing β-amyloid (Aβ) self-assembly in vitro is reported. Upon illumination of a light-emitting diode with an anodic bias, the hematite photoanode generates reactive radical species, such as superoxide ions and hydroxyl radicals, via photoelectrocatalytic process. According to our analyses, the hematite photoanode exhibited a strong inhibitory effect on Aβ aggregation under visible light illumination and anodic bias. We found that hole-derived radicals played a significant role of oxidizing Aβ peptides, which effectively blocked further aggregation...
February 14, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192654/self-assembly-of-recombinant-silk-as-a-strategy-for-chemical-free-formation-of-bioactive-coatings-a-real-time-study
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Linnea Nilebäck, Jesper Hedin, Mona Widhe, Lotta S Floderus, Annika Krona, Helena Bysell, My Hedhammar
Functionalization of biomaterials with biologically active peptides can improve their performance after implantation. By genetic fusion to self-assembling proteins, the functional peptides can easily be presented on different physical formats. Herein, a chemical-free coating method based on self-assembly of the recombinant spider silk protein 4RepCT is described and used to prepare functional coatings on various biomaterial surfaces. The silk assembly was studied in real-time, revealing the occurrence of continuous assembly of silk proteins onto surfaces and the formation of nanofibrillar structures...
February 21, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191928/self-assembling-multidomain-peptide-nanofibers-for-delivery-of-bioactive-molecules-and-tissue-regeneration
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Amanda N Moore, Jeffrey D Hartgerink
Multidomain peptides (MDPs) are a class of self-assembling peptides that are organized in a β-sheet motif, resulting in a nanofibrous architecture. This structure is stabilized by hydrophobic packing in the fiber core and a hydrogen-bonding network down the fiber long axis. Under easily controllable conditions, regulated by electrostatic interactions between the peptides and the pH and salt composition of the solvent, the nanofiber length can be dramatically extended, resulting in fiber entanglement and hydrogel formation...
February 13, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191927/foldectures-3d-molecular-architectures-from-self-assembly-of-peptide-foldamers
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Sung Hyun Yoo, Hee-Seung Lee
The wide range of fascinating supramolecular architectures found in nature, from DNA double helices to giant protein shells, inspires researchers to mimic the diverse shapes and functions of natural systems. Thus, a variety of artificial molecular platforms have been developed by assembling DNA-, peptide-, and protein-based building blocks for medicinal and biological applications. There has also been a significant interest in the research of non-natural oligomers (i.e., foldamers) that fold into well-defined secondary structures analogous to those found in proteins, because the assemblies of foldamers are expected not only to form biomimetic supramolecular architectures that resemble those of nature but also to display unique functions and unprecedented topologies at the same time due to their different folding propensities from those of natural building blocks...
February 13, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191715/a-two-tailed-phosphopeptide-crystallizes-to-form-a-lamellar-structure
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Michal Pellach, Sudipta Mondal, Karl Harlos, Deni Mance, Marc Baldus, Ehud Gazit, Linda J W Shimon
The crystal structure of a designed phospholipid-inspired amphiphilic phosphopeptide at 0.8 Å resolution is presented. The phosphorylated β-hairpin peptide crystallizes to form a lamellar structure that is stabilized by intra- and intermolecular hydrogen bonding, including an extended β-sheet structure, as well as aromatic interactions. This first reported crystal structure of a two-tailed peptidic bilayer reveals similarities in thickness to a typical phospholipid bilayer. However, water molecules interact with the phosphopeptide in the hydrophilic region of the lattice...
February 13, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190830/f%C3%A3-rster-resonance-energy-transfer-mediated-photoluminescence-quenching-in-stoichiometrically-assembled-cdse-zns-quantum-dot-peptide-labeled-black-hole-quencher-conjugates-for-matrix-metalloproteinase-2-sensing
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Sreenadh Sasidharan Pillai, Hiroshi Yukawa, Daisuke Onoshima, Vasudevanpillai Biju, Yoshinobu Baba
The steady state and time-resolved photoluminescence quenching of streptavidin modified CdSe/ZnS quantum dots (QDs) instigated by biotin-peptide-BHQ-1 (biotin-pep-BHQ-1) molecule was investigated. Here, we have achieved an efficient photoluminescence (PL) quenching of QDs with the conjugation of dark quencher (black hole quencher-BHQ) molecules intermediated with the GPLGVRGK peptide. The luminescence of streptavidin-QDs585 was decreased upon titration with a nano molar concentration of the biotin-GPLGVRGK-BHQ-1 molecule...
2017: Analytical Sciences: the International Journal of the Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186213/multifunctional-biocompatible-and-ph-responsive-carbon-nanotube-and-graphene-oxide-tectomer-hybrid-composites-and-coatings
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Rosa Garriga, Izabela Jurewicz, Shayan Seyedin, Niki Bardi, Stella Totti, Brigitta Matta-Domjan, Eirini G Velliou, Mohammed A Alkhorayef, Vicente L Cebolla, Joselito M Razal, Alan B Dalton, Edgar Muñoz
Here we present a route for non-covalent functionalization of carboxylated multi-walled carbon nanotubes and graphene oxide with novel two-dimensional peptide assemblies. We show that self-assembled amino-terminated biantennary and tetraantennary oligoglycine peptides (referred to as tectomers) effectively coat carboxylated multi-walled carbon nanotubes and also strongly interact with graphene oxide due to electrostatic interactions and hydrogen bonding as the driving force, respectively. The resulting hybrids can be made into free-standing conducting composites or applied in the form of thin, pH-switchable bioadhesive coatings onto graphene oxide fibers...
February 10, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185264/amyloidogenicity-and-toxicity-of-the-reverse-and-scrambled-variants-of-amyloid-%C3%AE-1-42
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Devkee M Vadukul, Oyinkansola Gbajumo, Karen E Marshall, Louise C Serpell
β-amyloid 1-42 (Aβ1-42) is a self-assembling peptide that goes through many conformational and morphological changes before forming the fibrils that are deposited in extracellular plaques characteristic of Alzheimer's disease. The link between Aβ1-42 structure and toxicity is of major interest, in particular, the neurotoxic potential of oligomeric species. Many studies utilise reversed (Aβ42-1) and scrambled (AβS) forms of amyloid-β as control peptides. Here, using circular dichroism, Thioflavin T fluorescence and transmission electron microscopy, we reveal that both control peptides self-assemble to fibres within 24 hours...
February 10, 2017: FEBS Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176898/effect-of-noncovalent-interaction-on-the-self-assembly-of-a-designed-peptide-and-its-potential-use-as-a-carrier-for-controlled-bfgf-release
#18
Yanfei Liu, Ling Zhang, Wei Wei
Peptide self-assembly is one of the promising bottom-up approaches for creating synthetic supermolecular architectures. Noncovalent interactions such as hydrophobic packing, electrostatic interaction, and polypeptide chain entropy (ΔSC) are the most relevant factors that affect the folding and self-assembly of peptides and the stability of supermolecular structures. The GVGV tetrapeptide is an abundant repeat in elastin, an extracellular matrix protein. In this study, four GVGV-containing peptides were designed with the aim of understanding the effects of these weak interactions on peptide self-assembly...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170349/physical-principles-of-filamentous-protein-self-assembly-kinetics
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Thomas Michaels, Xiaoxuan Liu, Georg Meisl, Tuomas P J Knowles
The polymerization of proteins and peptides into filamentous supramolecular structures is an elementary form of self-organization of key importance to the functioning biological systems, as in the case of actin biofilaments that compose the cellular cytoskeleton. Aberrant filamentous protein self-assembly, however, is associated with undesired effects and severe clinical disorders, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, which, at the molecular level, are associated with the formation of certain forms of filamentous protein aggregates known as amyloids...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165730/kinetic-pathway-of-3-helix-micelle-formation
#20
JooChuan Ang, Benson T Jung, He Dong, Ting Xu
A subtle but highly pertinent factor in the self-assembly of hierarchical nanostructures is the kinetic landscape. Self-assembly of a hierarchical multicomponent system requires the intricate balance of noncovalent interactions on a similar energy scale that can result in several self-assembly processes occurring at different time scales. We seek to understand the hierarchical assemblies within an amphiphilic 3-helix peptide-PEG-lipid conjugate system in the formation process of highly stable 3-helix micelles (3HMs)...
February 15, 2017: Biomacromolecules
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