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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931333/implication-of-vitamin-d-associated-factors-in-patients-with-non-tuberculous-mycobacterial-lung-disease
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S-Y Kim, B Chang, B-H Jeong, H Y Park, K Jeon, S J Shin, W-J Koh
BACKGROUND: Little information is available regarding vitamin D-associated factors in patients with non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) lung disease. OBJECTIVE: To determine the association between vitamin D-related factors and susceptibility to NTM lung disease. DESIGN: The relative gene expression levels of cathelicidin (CAMP), defensin (DEFB4), vitamin D receptor (VDR) and 1-hydroxylase (CYP27B1), as well as the serum levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH]D), cathelicidin (LL-37), defensin (hBD-2) and vitamin D-binding protein (DBP) from 82 patients with NTM lung disease and 28 control subjects were analysed...
December 2016: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925615/positive-selection-in-cathelicidin-host-defense-peptides-adaptation-to-exogenous-pathogens-or-endogenous-receptors
#2
S Zhu, B Gao
The cause of adaptive protein evolution includes internal (for example, co-evolution of ligand-receptor pairs) and external (for example, adaptation to different ecological niches) mechanisms. Host defense peptides (HDPs) are a class of vertebrate-specific cationic antimicrobial peptides evolving under positive selection. Besides their antibiotic activity, HDPs also exert an effect on multiple host immune cells, thus providing an ideal model to study selective agents driving their evolution. On the basis of a combination of computational and experimental approaches, we studied the evolution of LL-37-type HDPs in mammals, the mature peptide of cathelicidin CAP18 (herein termed CAP18-MP) and investigated the driving force behind the evolution...
December 7, 2016: Heredity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922666/antimicrobial-peptide-ll-37-promotes-yb-1-expression-and-the-viability-migration-and-invasion-of-malignant-melanoma-cells
#3
Jinjing Jia, Yan Zheng, Wei Wang, Yongping Shao, Zhengxiao Li, Qiong Wang, Yuan Wang, Huling Yan
The cathelicidin antimicrobial peptide, LL-37, is a multifunctional peptide with a broad spectrum of antimicrobial activities, such as chemotaxis and neutralizing endotoxins. Previous studies have demonstrated that it LL‑37 serves a functional role in the development of numerous types of cancer including ovarian, breast, prostate and lung cancer. However, its role in the development of malignant melanoma (MM) remains unclear. To determine the role of LL‑37 and the potential interaction with Y-box binding protein 1 (YB‑1) in MM, RNA interference, western blot, reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction, MTT and Transwell assays were performed...
December 2, 2016: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915299/cathelicidin-ll-37-level-in-the-scalp-hair-of-patients-with-tinea-capitis
#4
Nagwa H Abdelaal, Laila A Rashed, Sahar Y Ibrahim, Mona H Abd El Halim, Noha Ghoneim, Noha A Saleh, Marwah A Saleh
Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are considered an important first line of defense against pathogens. Cathelicidin LL-37 was upregulated in response to fungal infection. In this work we aimed to evaluate cathelicidin LL-37 in the hair of tinea capitis and compare it to normal controls. Hair samples were collected from 30 children and 30 controls aged from 2 to10 years old, and the level of cathelicidin LL-37 in the hair was detected by quantitative real-time PCR. The 30 patients were further subdivided into three subgroups according to their clinical type...
December 2, 2016: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910811/ll-37-hnp-1-and-hbd2-3-modulate-the-secretion-of-cytokines-tnf-%C3%AE-il-6-ifn-%C3%AE-il-10-and-mmp1-in-human-primary-cell-cultures
#5
Carlos Erik Medina Santos, Carmen Nathaly López Hurtado, Bruno Rivas Santiago, Roberto Gonzalez-Amaro, Yolanda Guadalupe Cataño Cañizales, Margarita de la Luz Martínez Fierro, José Antonio Enciso-Moreno, Mariana Haydee García Hernández
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of the LL-37, HNP-1 and HBD2/3 peptides on cytokine and MMP production in human polymorphonuclear cells, mononuclear cells and chondrocytes. The levels of cytokines in supernatants from mononuclear and polymorphonuclear cell cultures were measured with a cytometric bead array by flow cytometry. Likewise, the levels of metalloproteinase/MMP-1, 3, and 13 were measured in supernatants from chondrocyte cultures using an ELISA. The expression of RANKL on lymphocytes was analyzed by flow cytometry...
September 1, 2016: European Cytokine Network
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901075/membrane-core-specific-antimicrobial-action-of-cathelicidin-ll-37-peptide-switches-between-pore-and-nanofibre-formation
#6
Mahdi Shahmiri, Marta Enciso, Christopher G Adda, Brian J Smith, Matthew A Perugini, Adam Mechler
Membrane-disrupting antimicrobial peptides provide broad-spectrum defence against localized bacterial invasion in a range of hosts including humans. The most generally held consensus is that targeting to pathogens is based on interactions with the head groups of membrane lipids. Here we show that the action of LL-37, a human antimicrobial peptide switches the mode of action based on the structure of the alkyl chains, and not the head groups of the membrane forming lipids. We demonstrate that LL-37 exhibits two distinct interaction pathways: pore formation in bilayers of unsaturated phospholipids and membrane modulation with saturated phospholipids...
November 30, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863138/prevention-of-sinonasal-inflammation-by-a-synthetic-glycosaminoglycan
#7
Abigail Pulsipher, Xuan Qin, Andrew J Thomas, Glenn D Prestwich, Siam Oottamasathien, Jeremiah A Alt
BACKGROUND: Glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) are polysaccharides that are distributed on respiratory epithelial cells, endothelial cells, and submucosal glands. Uniquely positioned, certain GAGs exhibit anti-inflammatory properties in respiratory diseases and serve important roles in repairing mucosal surfaces and modulating mucociliary clearance. We hypothesized that topical administration of a synthetic GAG (GM-0111) would prevent sinonasal inflammation in a mouse model of rhinosinusitis (RS)...
November 11, 2016: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856789/collectins-h-ficolin-and-ll-37-reduce-influence-viral-replication-in-human-monocytes-and-modulate-virus-induced-cytokine-production
#8
Mitchell R White, Shweta Tripathi, Anamika Verma, Paul Kingma, Kazue Takahashi, Jens Jensenius, Steffen Thiel, Guangshun Wang, Erika C Crouch, Kevan L Hartshorn
Infiltrating activated monocytes are important mediators of damaging inflammation during influenza A virus (IAV) infection. We show that soluble respiratory proteins [collectins, surfactant proteins D (SP-D) and mannose binding lectin (MBL), H-ficolin and LL-37] inhibit replication of seasonal IAV in human monocytes. The collectins and H-ficolin also increased viral uptake by the cells, while LL-37 did not. H-ficolin was able to inhibit replication of the 2009 pandemic H1N1 strain (Cal09) in monocytes, but SP-D and LL-37 had significantly fewer inhibitory effects on this strain than on seasonal IAV...
November 17, 2016: Innate Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845236/serum-cathelicidin-nasopharyngeal-microbiota-and-disease-severity-among-infants-hospitalized-with-bronchiolitis
#9
Kohei Hasegawa, Jonathan M Mansbach, Nadim J Ajami, Joseph F Petrosino, Robert J Freishtat, Stephen J Teach, Pedro A Piedra, Carlos A Camargo
Among infants hospitalized with bronchiolitis, and who had low serum LL-37 levels, the Haemophilus-dominant nasopharyngeal microbiota profile was associated with higher disease severity. By contrast, in those with high LL-37 levels, we observed no association.
November 11, 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827460/potent-inducers-of-endogenous-antimicrobial-peptides-for-host-directed-therapy-of-infections
#10
H Ottosson, F Nylén, P Sarker, E Miraglia, P Bergman, G H Gudmundsson, R Raqib, B Agerberth, R Strömberg
A new concept for treatment of infections is induction of our own antimicrobial peptides and the presented novel class of inducer, aroylated phenylenediamines (APDs), gives up to 20 to 30-fold induction of the human antimicrobial peptide LL-37, in vitro. In addition, oral administration of an APD in a rabbit model of Shigellosis resulted in recovery from the infection in a few days implying that APD's are promising candidates for treatment of infections.
November 9, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812400/antimicrobial-activity-of-tachyplesin-1-against-burkholderia-pseudomallei-an-in-vitro-and-in-silico-approach
#11
Lyn-Fay Lee, Vanitha Mariappan, Kumutha Malar Vellasamy, Vannajan Sanghiran Lee, Jamuna Vadivelu
Burkholderia pseudomallei, the causative agent of melioidosis, is intrinsically resistant to many conventional antibiotics. Therefore, alternative antimicrobial agents such as antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are extensively studied to combat this issue. Our study aims to identify and understand the mode of action of the potential AMP(s) that are effective against B. pseudomallei in both planktonic and biofilm state as well as to predict the possible binding targets on using in vitro and in silico approaches. In the in vitro study, 11 AMPs were tested against 100 B...
2016: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812211/cathelicidin-insufficiency-in-patients-with-fatal-leptospirosis
#12
Janet C Lindow, Elsio A Wunder, Stephen J Popper, Jin-Na Min, Praveen Mannam, Anup Srivastava, Yi Yao, Kathryn P Hacker, Khadir Raddassi, Patty J Lee, Ruth R Montgomery, Albert C Shaw, Jose E Hagan, Guilherme C Araújo, Nivison Nery, David A Relman, Charles C Kim, Mitermayer G Reis, Albert I Ko
Leptospirosis causes significant morbidity and mortality worldwide; however, the role of the host immune response in disease progression and high case fatality (>10-50%) is poorly understood. We conducted a multi-parameter investigation of patients with acute leptospirosis to identify mechanisms associated with case fatality. Whole blood transcriptional profiling of 16 hospitalized Brazilian patients with acute leptospirosis (13 survivors, 3 deceased) revealed fatal cases had lower expression of the antimicrobial peptide, cathelicidin, and chemokines, but more abundant pro-inflammatory cytokine receptors...
November 2016: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809281/ph-dependent-antimicrobial-peptides-and-proteins-their-mechanisms-of-action-and-potential-as-therapeutic-agents
#13
REVIEW
Erum Malik, Sarah R Dennison, Frederick Harris, David A Phoenix
Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are potent antibiotics of the innate immune system that have been extensively investigated as a potential solution to the global problem of infectious diseases caused by pathogenic microbes. A group of AMPs that are increasingly being reported are those that utilise pH dependent antimicrobial mechanisms, and here we review research into this area. This review shows that these antimicrobial molecules are produced by a diverse spectrum of creatures, including vertebrates and invertebrates, and are primarily cationic, although a number of anionic examples are known...
November 1, 2016: Pharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803167/a-novel-putrescine-exporter-sapbcdf-of-escherichia-coli
#14
Yuta Sugiyama, Atsuo Nakamura, Mitsuharu Matsumoto, Ayaka Kanbe, Mikiyasu Sakanaka, Kyohei Higashi, Kazuei Igarashi, Takane Katayama, Hideyuki Suzuki, Shin Kurihara
Recent research has suggested that polyamines (putrescine, spermidine, and spermine) in the intestinal tract impact the health of animals either negatively or positively. The concentration of polyamines in the intestinal tract results from the balance of uptake and export of the intestinal bacteria. However, the mechanism of polyamine export from bacterial cells to the intestinal lumen is still unclear. In Escherichia coli, PotE was previously identified as a transporter responsible for putrescine excretion in an acidic growth environment...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799768/core-shell-magnetic-nanoparticles-display-synergistic-antibacterial-effects-against-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-and-staphylococcus-aureus-when-combined-with-cathelicidin-ll-37-or-selected-ceragenins
#15
Katarzyna Niemirowicz, Ewelina Piktel, Agnieszka Z Wilczewska, Karolina H Markiewicz, Bonita Durnaś, Marzena Wątek, Irena Puszkarz, Marta Wróblewska, Wiesława Niklińska, Paul B Savage, Robert Bucki
Core-shell magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) are promising candidates in the development of new treatment methods against infections, including those caused by antibiotic-resistant pathogens. In this study, the bactericidal activity of human antibacterial peptide cathelicidin LL-37, synthetic ceragenins CSA-13 and CSA-131, and classical antibiotics vancomycin and colistin, against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus Xen 30 and Pseudomonas aeruginosa Xen 5, was assessed alone and in combination with core-shell MNPs...
2016: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795667/chronic-ethanol-exposure-effects-on-vitamin-d-levels-among-subjects-with-alcohol-use-disorder
#16
Olalekan Ogunsakin, Tete Hottor, Ashish Mehta, Maureen Lichtveld, Michael McCaskill
Vitamin D has been previously recognized to play important roles in human immune system and function. In the pulmonary system, vitamin D regulates the function of antimicrobial peptides, especially cathelicidin/LL-37. Human cathelicidin/LL-37 is a bactericidal, bacteriostatic, and antiviral endogenous peptide with protective immune functions. Chronic exposure to excessive alcohol has the potential to reduce levels of vitamin D (inactive vitamin D [25(OH)D3] and active vitamin D [1, 25(OH)2D3]) and leads to downregulation of cathelicidin/LL-37...
2016: Environmental Health Insights
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771329/tln-58-an-additional-hcap18-processing-form-found-in-the-lesion-vesicle-of-palmoplantar-pustulosis-in-the-skin
#17
Masamoto Murakami, Kenji Kameda, Hiroki Tsumoto, Teruko Tsuda, Kana Masuda, Ryo Utsunomiya, Hideki Mori, Yuri Miura, Koji Sayama
We previously reported that the early vesicle of the palmoplantar pustulosis (PPP) vesicle originated from eccrine sweat in the acrosyringium, and that the PPP vesicle contains the antimicrobial peptide human cathelicidin (hCAP)-18/LL-37. The concentration of LL-37 was sufficient to induce the subsequent inflammation in lesions and human keratinocytes, and the PPP vesicles contained additional small fragments of hCAP-18, of ∼7 kDa, which have not been identified. The aim of the present study was to clarify the additional processed forms found in PPP vesicles and their physiological effects on normal keratinocytes and sweat gland cells...
October 19, 2016: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27743912/palmoplantar-pustular-psoriasis-pppp-is-characterized-by-activation-of-the-il-17a-pathway
#18
Robert Bissonnette, Judilyn Fuentes-Duculan, Shunya Mashiko, Xuan Li, Kathleen M Bonifacio, Inna Cueto, Mayte Suárez-Fariñas, Catherine Maari, Chantal Bolduc, Simon Nigen, Marika Sarfati, James G Krueger
BACKGROUND: Palmoplantar pustular psoriasis (PPPP) is a variant of psoriasis, which has significant negative impact on quality of life. The cellular and molecular inflammatory pathways involved in PPPP have not been well studied. OBJECTIVE: Study the expression of cytokines and chemokines involved in the IL-17/IL-23 axis in palmoplantar pustular psoriasis and other difficult to treat psoriasis areas (palms, scalp, elbows and lower legs). METHODS: Skin biopsies were performed on a total of 80 patients with PPPP, non-pustular palmoplantar psoriasis (NPPPP), or psoriasis located on elbows, knees and scalp as well as 10 healthy subjects...
September 29, 2016: Journal of Dermatological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27718471/pyrazole-derived-ultra-short-antimicrobial-peptidomimetics-with-potent-anti-biofilm-activity
#19
Mija Ahn, Pethaiah Gunasekaran, Ganesan Rajasekaran, Eun Young Kim, Soo-Jae Lee, Geul Bang, Kun Cho, Jae-Kyung Hyun, Hyun-Ju Lee, Young Ho Jeon, Nam-Hyung Kim, Eun Kyoung Ryu, Song Yub Shin, Jeong Kyu Bang
In this study, we report on the first chemical synthesis of ultra-short pyrazole-arginine based antimicrobial peptidomimetics derived from the newly synthesized N-alkyl/aryl pyrazole amino acids. Through the systematic tuning of hydrophobicity, charge, and peptide length, we identified the shortest peptide Py11 with the most potent antimicrobial activity. Py11 displayed greater antimicrobial activity against antibiotic-resistant bacteria, including MRSA, MDRPA, and VREF, which was approximately 2-4 times higher than that of melittin...
January 5, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27713770/the-role-of-vitamin-d-in-immuno-inflammatory-responses-in-ankylosing-spondylitis-patients-with-and-without-acute-anterior-uveitis
#20
T C Mitulescu, C Stavaru, L M Voinea, L M Banica, C Matache, D Predeteanu
Hypothesis:Abnormal Vitamin D (Vit D) level could have consequences on the immuno-inflammatory processes in Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS). Aim:The purpose of this study was to analyze the role of Vitamin D in the interplay between immune and inflammation effectors in AS associated-Acute Anterior Uveitis (AAU). Methods and Results:25-hydroxyvitamin D (Vit D), LL-37 peptide, IL-8 and Serum Amyloid A (SAA) were identified and quantified in the serum/ plasma of thirty-four AS patients [eleven AS patients presenting AAU (AAU AS patients) and twenty-three AS patients without AAU (wAAU AS patients)] and eighteen healthy individuals (Control) using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
January 2016: Journal of Medicine and Life
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