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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427192/dna-methylation-directly-downregulates-human-cathelicidin-antimicrobial-peptide-gene-camp-promoter-activity
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Xi Chen, Guangying Qi, Mingqun Qin, Yantao Zou, Kanghua Zhong, Ying Tang, Yong Guo, Xinxiang Jiang, Lihua Liang, Xianqiong Zou
LL-37, the active product of human cathelicidin antimicrobial peptide (CAMP) has a broad spectrum of antibacterial activity. LL-37 also has important physiological functions in immune regulation, angiogenesis and in modulating apoptosis. The roles of LL-37 in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) are still not clear. The correlation between DNA methylation and human CAMP expression is also unknown. Here human CAMP/LL-37 expression was assessed by immunohistochemistry in normal and OSCC tissues. The results indicated that low expression of CAMP/LL-37 correlated with histological differentiation and lymph node metastasis and also promoted tumor progression...
March 2, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420069/cathelicidin-ll-37-and-its-correlation-with-pro-oxidant-antioxidant-balance-and-disease-activity-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-cross-sectional-human-study
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M Sahebari, G Roshandel, N Saadati, M Saghafi, N Abdolahi, Z Rezaieyazdi
Background Cathelicidin (LL-37), an endogenous antimicrobial peptide, has recently been involved in the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases. To assess whether LL-37 reflects disease activity, we measured serum levels of it in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients with active and inactive disease compared to healthy controls. LL-37 was also compared between new and old cases. Moreover, the correlation of LL-37 and pro-oxidant, antioxidant balance (PAB) was measured. Methods The study population consisted of 50 SLE patients and 28 healthy controls...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408902/the-naturally-occurring-host-defense-peptide-ll-37-and-its-truncated-mimetics-ke-18-and-kr-12-have-selected-biocidal-and-antibiofilm-activities-against-candida-albicans-staphylococcus-aureus-and-escherichia-coli-in-vitro
#3
Yu Luo, Denise T F McLean, Gerard J Linden, Danny F McAuley, Ronan McMullan, Fionnuala T Lundy
Amongst the recognized classes of naturally occurring antimicrobials, human host defense peptides are an important group with an advantage (given their source) that they should be readily translatable to medicinal products. It is also plausible that truncated versions will display some of the biological activities of the parent peptide, with the benefit that they are less costly to synthesize using solid-phase chemistry. The host defense peptide, LL-37, and two truncated mimetics, KE-18 and KR-12, were tested for their inhibitory effects and antibiofilm properties against Candida albicans, Staphylococcus aureus, and Escherichia coli, microorganisms commonly implicated in biofilm-related infections such as ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP)...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401804/human-umbilical-cord-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-improve-survival-and-bacterial-clearance-in-neonatal-sepsis-in-rats
#4
Yueniu Zhu, Liqun Xu, Jennifer J P Collins, Arul Vadivel, Chanèle Cyr-Depauw, Shumei Zhong, Lars Mense, Marius A Möbius, Bernard Thébaud
Sepsis is the main cause of morbidity and mortality in neonates. MSCs are potent immune-modulatory cells. Their effect in neonatal sepsis has never been explored. We hypothesized that human umbilical cord-derived MSCs (hUC-MSCs) improve survival in experimental neonatal sepsis. Sepsis was induced in 3-day-old rats by intravenous injection of <i>Escherichia coli (E. coli</i>, 5×10<sup>5</sup>/rat). One hour after infection, rats were treated intravenously with either normal saline, hUC-MSCs or with interferon (IFN)-γ preconditioned hUC-MSCs (10<sup>7</sup> cells/kg)...
April 12, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400226/in-vitro-effect-of-human-cathelicidin-antimicrobial-peptide-ll-37-on-dengue-virus-type-2
#5
K Alagarasu, P S Patil, P Shil, M Seervi, M B Kakade, H Tillu, A Salunke
Human Cathelicidin antimicrobial peptide LL-37 is known to have antiviral activity against many viruses. In the present study, we investigated the in-vitro effect of LL-37 on dengue virus type 2 (DENV-2) infection and replication in Vero E6 cells. To study the effect of pretreatment of virus or cells with LL-37, the virus was pretreated with different concentrations of LL-37 (2.5μM-15μM) or scrambled (Scr) LL-37(5μM-15μM) and used for infection or the cells were first treated with LL-37 and infected. To study the effect of LL-37 post infection (PI), the cells were infected first followed by addition of LL-37 to the culture medium 24h after infection...
April 9, 2017: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378437/serum-ll-37-levels-correlate-with-the-efficacy-of-i-v-cyclophosphamide-pulse-for-skin-sclerosis-and-interstitial-lung-disease-in-systemic-sclerosis
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Takehiro Takahashi, Yoshihide Asano, Takashi Taniguchi, Ayumi Yoshizaki, Shinichi Sato
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349651/dermasence-refining-gel-modulates-pathogenetic-factors-of-rosacea-in-vitro
#7
C Borelli, B Becker, S Thude, B Fehrenbacher, D Isermann
BACKGROUND: Over the counter cosmetics sold for local treatment of slight to moderate rosacea often state the claim of actively modulating rosacea pathogenesis. Factors involved in the pathogenesis of this common yet complex skin disorder include kallikrein-related peptidase 5 (KLK5), LL-37, as well as protease-activated receptor 2 (PAR2) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). OBJECTIVE: The objective was to prove the modulating effect of the cosmetic skin care agent Dermasence Refining Gel (DRG) on factors involved in rosacea pathogenesis...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344161/cross-resistance-to-human-cationic-antimicrobial-peptides-and-to-polymyxins-mediated-by-the-plasmid-encoded-mcr-1
#8
Jan Dobias, Laurent Poirel, Patrice Nordmann
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate whether acquired resistance to cationic antimicrobial peptides (CAMP) group molecules, being normal components of the human immune system, may select co-resistance to antibiotic peptides such as polymyxins, considering they share the same mechanism of action. We aimed to evaluate strains producing the recently identified plasmid-encoded polymyxin resistance determinant MCR-1, which is a phosphoethanolamine transferase that modifies the lipopolysaccharide structure of Gram-negative bacteria...
March 23, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298400/antimicrobial-peptide-levels-are-linked-to-airway-inflammation-bacterial-colonisation-and-exacerbations-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Louise J P Persson, Marianne Aanerud, Jon A Hardie, Roy Miodini Nilsen, Per S Bakke, Tomas M Eagan, Pieter S Hiemstra
Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are effectors of host defence against infection, inflammation and wound repair. We aimed to study AMP levels in stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and during acute exacerbations of COPD (AECOPD), and to examine their relation to clinical parameters and inflammatory markers.The 3-year Bergen COPD Cohort Study included 433 COPD patients and 325 controls. Induced sputum was obtained and analysed for levels of the AMPs human cathelicidin (hCAP18/LL-37) and secretory leukocyte protease inhibitor (SLPI), and for the inflammatory markers interleukin (IL)-8, IL-6 and tumour necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) using immunoassays...
March 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288070/novel-synthetic-host-defense-peptide-protects-against-organ-injury-dysfunction-in-a-rat-model-of-severe-hemorrhagic-shock
#10
Noriaki Yamada, Lukas B Martin, Elisabeth Zechendorf, Gareth S D Purvis, Fausto Chiazza, Barbara Varrone, Massimo Collino, Joanna Shepherd, Lena Heinbockel, Thomas Gutsmann, Wilmar Correa, Klaus Brandenburg, Gernot Marx, Tobias Schuerholz, Karim Brohi, Christoph Thiemermann
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate (1) levels of the host-defense/antimicrobial peptide LL-37 in patients with trauma and hemorrhagic shock (HS) and (2) the effects of a synthetic host-defense peptide; Pep19-4LF on multiple organ failure (MOF) associated with HS. BACKGROUND: HS is a common cause of death in severely injured patients. There is no specific therapy that reduces HS-associated MOF. METHODS: (1) LL-37 was measured in 47 trauma/HS patients admitted to an urban major trauma center...
March 10, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282452/sp-ll-37-human-antimicrobial-peptide-enhances-disease-resistance-in-transgenic-rice
#11
In Hye Lee, Yu-Jin Jung, Yong Gu Cho, Ill Sup Nou, Md Amdadul Huq, Franz Marielle Nogoy, Kwon-Kyoo Kang
Human LL-37 is a multifunctional antimicrobial peptide of cathelicidin family. It has been shown in recent studies that it can serve as a host's defense against influenza A virus. We now demonstrate in this study how signal peptide LL-37 (SP-LL-37) can be used in rice resistance against bacterial leaf blight and blast. We synthesized LL-37 peptide and subcloned in a recombinant pPZP vector with pGD1 as promoter. SP-LL-37 was introduced into rice plants by Agrobacterium mediated transformation. Stable expression of SP-LL-37 in transgenic rice plants was confirmed by RT-PCR and ELISA analyses...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264651/interactions-of-histatin-3-and-histatin-5-with-actin
#12
Edna Blotnick, Asaf Sol, Gilad Bachrach, Andras Muhlrad
BACKGROUND: Histatins are histidine rich polypeptides produced in the parotid and submandibular gland and secreted into the saliva. Histatin-3 and -5 are the most important polycationic histatins. They possess antimicrobial activity against fungi such as Candida albicans. Histatin-5 has a higher antifungal activity than histatin-3 while histatin-3 is mostly involved in wound healing in the oral cavity. We found that these histatins, like other polycationic peptides and proteins, such as LL-37, lysozyme and histones, interact with extracellular actin...
March 6, 2017: BMC Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243953/the-role-of-biomarkers-for-the-diagnosis-of-implant-related-infections-in-orthopaedics-and-trauma
#13
Abtin Alvand, Maryam Rezapoor, Javad Parvizi
Diagnosis of implant-related (periprosthetic joint) infections poses a major challenge to infection disease physicians and orthopaedic surgeons. Conventional diagnostic tests continue to suffer from issues of accuracy and feasibility. Biomarkers are used throughout medicine for diagnostic and prognostic purposes, as they are able to objectively determine the presence of a disease or a biological state. There is increasing evidence to support the measurement of specific biomarkers in serum and/or synovial fluid of patients with suspected periprosthetic joint infections...
February 28, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243927/topical-treatment-of-rosacea-with-ivermectin-inhibits-gene-expression-of-cathelicidin-innate-immune-mediators-ll-37-and-klk5-in-reconstructed-and-ex-vivo-skin-models
#14
Séverine Thibaut de Ménonville, Carine Rosignoli, Estelle Soares, Manon Roquet, Béatrice Bertino, Jean-Paul Chappuis, Claire Defoin-Platel/Chaussade, David Piwnica
INTRODUCTION: Numerous intrinsic and extrinsic factors have been associated with the pathophysiology of rosacea, including dysregulation of innate immunity. A high level of cathelicidin antimicrobial peptides (e.g., LL-37) has been shown in the facial skin of patients with rosacea. Excessive production of both LL-37 and KLK5, the serine protease responsible for its cleavage, has been suggested to play a role in the pathophysiology of rosacea. Ivermectin 10 mg/g cream, indicated for the treatment of inflammatory lesions of rosacea, is reported to have dual anti-parasitic and anti-inflammatory properties...
February 27, 2017: Dermatology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241127/vitamin-d-promotes-pneumococcal-killing-and-modulates-inflammatory-responses-in-primary-human-neutrophils
#15
Karthik Subramanian, Peter Bergman, Birgitta Henriques-Normark
Streptococcus pneumoniae is a major human pathogen and a leading cause of pneumonia, septicemia, and meningitis worldwide. Despite clinical studies linking vitamin D deficiency and pneumonia, molecular mechanisms behind these observations remain unclear. In particular, the effects of vitamin D on neutrophil responses remain unknown. Using pneumococcal strains, primary neutrophils isolated from human blood, and sera from patients with frequent respiratory tract infections (RTIs), we investigated the effects of vitamin D on neutrophil bactericidal and inflammatory responses, including pattern recognition receptors, antimicrobial peptides, and cytokine regulation...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Innate Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231019/pro-inflammatory-cytokines-impair-vitamin-d-induced-host-defense-in-cultured-airway-epithelial-cells
#16
Jasmijn A Schrumpf, Gimano D Amatngalim, Joris B Veldkamp, Renate M Verhoosel, Dennis K Ninaber, Soledad R Ordonez, Anne M van der Does, Henk P Haagsman, Pieter S Hiemstra
Vitamin D is a regulator of host defense against infections and induces expression of the antimicrobial peptide hCAP18/LL-37. Vitamin D deficiency is associated with chronic inflammatory lung diseases and respiratory infections. However, it is incompletely understood if and how (chronic) airway inflammation affects vitamin D metabolism and action. We hypothesized that long-term exposure of primary bronchial epithelial cells (PBEC) to pro-inflammatory cytokines alters their vitamin D metabolism, antibacterial activity and expression of hCAP18/LL-37...
February 23, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228596/antimicrobials-from-human-skin-commensal-bacteria-protect-against-staphylococcus-aureus-and-are-deficient-in-atopic-dermatitis
#17
Teruaki Nakatsuji, Tiffany H Chen, Saisindhu Narala, Kimberly A Chun, Aimee M Two, Tong Yun, Faiza Shafiq, Paul F Kotol, Amina Bouslimani, Alexey V Melnik, Haythem Latif, Ji-Nu Kim, Alexandre Lockhart, Keli Artis, Gloria David, Patricia Taylor, Joanne Streib, Pieter C Dorrestein, Alex Grier, Steven R Gill, Karsten Zengler, Tissa R Hata, Donald Y M Leung, Richard L Gallo
The microbiome can promote or disrupt human health by influencing both adaptive and innate immune functions. We tested whether bacteria that normally reside on human skin participate in host defense by killing Staphylococcus aureus, a pathogen commonly found in patients with atopic dermatitis (AD) and an important factor that exacerbates this disease. High-throughput screening for antimicrobial activity against S. aureus was performed on isolates of coagulase-negative Staphylococcus (CoNS) collected from the skin of healthy and AD subjects...
February 22, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218580/circulating-cathelicidin-ll-37-in-adult-patients-with-pulmonary-infectious-diseases
#18
Karol Majewski, Paulina Żelechowska, Ewa Brzezińska-Błaszczyk
PURPOSE: The antimicrobial peptide cathelicidin LL-37 plays a role in the immune response in the course of lung infections; however, the exact role of LL-37 in defense mechanisms against bacteria within the respiratory tract is has not been precisely described. The aim of our study was to evaluate LL-37 concentrations in the serum of pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) patients, patients with pneumonia caused by Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria and to compare them with those of healthy subjects...
February 19, 2017: Clinical and Investigative Medicine. Médecine Clinique et Experimentale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195066/successful-therapy-of-clostridium-difficile-infection-with-fecal-microbiota-transplantation
#19
P C Konturek, J Koziel, W Dieterich, D Haziri, S Wirtz, I Glowczyk, K Konturek, M F Neurath, Y Zopf
Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is the most common cause of infectious diarrhea and represents an important burden for healthcare worldwide. Symptoms of severe CDI include watery, foul-smelling diarrhea, peripheral leucocytosis, increased C-reactive protein (CRP), acute renal failure, hypotension and pseudomembranous colitis. Recent studies indicate that the main cause of CDI is dysbiosis, an imbalance in the normal gut microbiota. The restoration of a healthy gut microbiota composition via fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) recently became more popular...
December 2016: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178190/high-specific-selectivity-and-membrane-active-mechanism-of-synthetic-cationic-hybrid-antimicrobial-peptides-based-on-the-peptide-fv7
#20
Tingting Tan, Di Wu, Weizhong Li, Xin Zheng, Weifen Li, Anshan Shan
Hybrid peptides integrating different functional domains of peptides have many advantages, such as remarkable antimicrobial activity, lower hemolysis and ideal cell selectivity, compared with natural antimicrobial peptides. FV7 (FRIRVRV-NH₂), a consensus amphiphilic sequence was identified as being analogous to host defense peptides. In this study, we designed a series of hybrid peptides FV7-LL-37 (17-29) (FV-LL), FV7-magainin 2 (9-21) (FV-MA) and FV7-cecropin A (1-8) (FV-CE) by combining the FV7 sequence with the small functional sequences LL-37 (17-29) (LL), magainin 2 (9-21) (MA) and cecropin A (1-8) (CE) which all come from well-described natural peptides...
February 6, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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