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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448961/supported-binary-liposome-vesicle-gold-nanoparticle-for-enhanced-label-free-dna-and-protein-sensing
#1
Divya Karutha Pandian, Venkataraman Dharuman
Supported binary liposome mixture of cationic liposome N-[1-(2,3-Dioleoyloxy)propyl]-N,N,N-trimethylammonium propane (DOTAP) and the zwitterionic liposome 1,2-Dioleoyl-sn-Glycero-3-Phosphoethanolamine (DOPE) were tethered on thiol monolayers in the absence and presence of gold nanoparticle to enhance sensor stability and sensitivity for label free DNA and protein sensing for the first time. Cysteamine hydrochloride (Cyst), 3-Mercaptopropionic acid (MPA), 11-Mercaptoundecanoic acid (MUDA) and 11-amino-1-undecane thiol (AUT) monolayers were used as tethers on gold surfaces...
April 20, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445757/action-of-antimicrobial-peptides-on-bacterial-and-lipid-membranes-a-direct-comparison
#2
Joseph E Faust, Pei-Yin Yang, Huey W Huang
The bacterial membrane represents an attractive target for the design of new antibiotics to combat widespread bacterial resistance. Understanding how antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) and other membrane-active agents attack membranes could facilitate the design of new, effective antimicrobials. Despite intense study of AMPs on model membranes, we do not know how well the mechanism of attack translates to real biological membranes. To that end, we have characterized the attack of AMPs on Escherichia coli cytoplasmic membranes and directly compared this action to model membranes...
April 25, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441718/therapeutic-effect-of-melittin-on-a-rat-model-of-chronic-prostatitis-induced-by-complete-freund-s-adjuvant
#3
Li Lin, Bao-Ping Zhu, Liang Cai
OBJECTIVES: The present study was aimed to establish a model of chronic prostatitis in rat with the use of intraprostatic injection of Complete Freund's Adjuvant, and to examine the anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects of melittin on the newly-developed chronic prostatic pain model. METHODS: Adult male Sprague-Dawley rats were injected with Complete Freund's Adjuvant (CFA) into the prostate. Twelve days after model rats of the treatment group were injected melittin into the prostate, while those of the control group received sterile saline injection...
April 21, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433027/potential-of-mean-force-for-insertion-of-antimicrobial-peptide-melittin-into-a-pore-in-mixed-dopc-dopg-lipid-bilayer-by-molecular-dynamics-simulation
#4
Yuan Lyu, Ning Xiang, Xiao Zhu, Ganesan Narsimhan
Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) inactivate microorganisms by forming transmembrane pores in a cell membrane through adsorption and aggregation. Energetics of addition of an AMP to a transmembrane pore is important for evaluation of its formation and growth. Such information is essential for the characterization of pore forming ability of peptides in cell membranes. This study quantifies the potential of mean force through molecular dynamics (MD) simulation for the addition of melittin, a naturally occurring AMP, into a DOPC/DOPG mixed bilayer, a mimic of bacterial membrane, for different extents of insertion into either a bilayer or a pore consisting of three to six transmembrane peptides...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428074/melittin-inhibits-tumor-growth-and-decreases-resistance-to%C3%A2-gemcitabine-by-downregulating-cholesterol-pathway-gene%C3%A2-clu%C3%A2-in%C3%A2-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma
#5
Xinjing Wang, Jing Xie, Xiongxiong Lu, Hongzhe Li, Chenlei Wen, Zhen Huo, Junjie Xie, Minmin Shi, Xiaomei Tang, Hao Chen, Chenghong Peng, Yuan Fang, Xiaxing Deng, Baiyong Shen
Melittin is a Chinese traditional medicine for treating chronic inflammation, immunological diseases and cancers, however, the efficacy of melittin and its mechanism for treating pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) are still unknown. Here we investigated the anti-cancer activity of melittin and its regulated mechanism(s) in the PDAC models. Melittin was found to suppress tumor growth by promoting cell apoptosis and cell-cycle arrest. Interestingly, the microarray analyses demonstrated that melittin significantly regulated cholesterol biosynthesis pathway during treatment...
April 17, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420117/metabolomic-profiling-of-the-synergistic-effects-of-melittin-in-combination-with-cisplatin-on-ovarian-cancer-cells
#6
Sanad Alonezi, Jonans Tusiimire, Jennifer Wallace, Mark J Dufton, John A Parkinson, Louise C Young, Carol J Clements, Jin-Kyu Park, Jong-Woon Jeon, Valerie A Ferro, David G Watson
Melittin, the main peptide present in bee venom, has been proposed as having potential for anticancer therapy; the addition of melittin to cisplatin, a first line treatment for ovarian cancer, may increase the therapeutic response in cancer treatment via synergy, resulting in improved tolerability, reduced relapse, and decreased drug resistance. Thus, this study was designed to compare the metabolomic effects of melittin in combination with cisplatin in cisplatin-sensitive (A2780) and resistant (A2780CR) ovarian cancer cells...
April 14, 2017: Metabolites
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406452/suppression-of-hepatic-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-by-melittin-via-blocking-of-tgf%C3%AE-smad-and-mapk-jnk-signaling-pathways
#7
Ji-Hyun Park, Byoungduck Park, Kwan-Kyu Park
Transforming growth factor (TGF)-β1 plays a crucial role in the epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in hepatocytes and hepatic stellate cells (HSC), which contributes to the pathogenesis of liver fibrosis. Melittin (MEL) is a major component of bee venom and is effective in rheumatoid arthritis, pain relief, cancer cell proliferation, fibrosis and immune modulating activity. In this study, we found that MEL inhibits hepatic EMT in vitro and in vivo, regulating the TGFβ/Smad and TGFβ/nonSmad signaling pathways...
April 13, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370835/design-of-ph-sensitive-peptides-from-natural-antimicrobial-peptides-for-enhancing-polyethylenimine-pei-mediated-gene-transfection
#8
Shi-Kun Zhang, Jin-Wen Song, Su-Bo Li, Hong-Wei Gao, Hong-Yu Chang, Li-Li Jia, Feng Gong, Ying-Xia Tan, Shou-Ping Ji
BACKGROUND: Poor endosomal release is a major barrier of polyplex-mediated gene transfection. Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are commonly used to improve PEI-mediated gene transfection by increasing endosomal release. In the present study, we designed novel pH-sensitive peptides that highly enhance transfection efficiency compared to their parent peptides. METHODS: Two analogues of melittin (Mel) and RV-23 (RV) were synthesized by replacing the positively charged residues in their sequences with glutamic acid residues...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Gene Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356935/melittin-inhibits-the-invasion-of-mcf-7-cells-by-downregulating-cd147-and-mmp-9-expression
#9
Jianjun Wang, Fengyu Li, Jiang Tan, Xuewei Peng, Lili Sun, Ping Wang, Shengnan Jia, Qingmiao Yu, Hongliang Huo, Hongyan Zhao
Tumor invasion and metastasis are the critical steps in determining the aggressive phenotype of human cancers. Melittin, a major component of bee venom, has been reported to induce apoptosis in several cancer cells. However, the mechanisms of melittin involvement in cancer invasion and metastasis remain unclear. Our previous study indicated that melittin inhibits cyclophilin A (CypA), a ubiquitously distributed peptidylprolyl cis-trans isomerase, in macrophage cells. In the present study, the Transwell assay results showed that melittin may downregulate the invasion level of MCF-7 cells in a dose-dependent manner...
February 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350111/melittin-inhibits-osteoclast-formation-through-the-downregulation-of-the-rankl-rank-signaling-pathway-and-the-inhibition-of-interleukin-1%C3%AE-in-murine-macrophages
#10
Jung-Yoon Choe, Seong-Kyu Kim
Melittin is a major toxic component of bee venom (Apis mellifera). It is not known whether melittin is involved in bone metabolism and osteoclastogenesis. The aim of this study was to determine the role of melittin in the regulation of osteoclastogenesis. In vitro osteoclastogenesis assays were performed using mouse RAW 264.7 cells and bone marrow-derived macrophages (BMMs) treated with receptor activator of nuclear factor-κB ligand (RANKL) and macrophage colony-stimulating factor (M-CSF). Morphologic and functional analyses for osteoclast-like multinucleated cells (MNCs) were performed by tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase (TRAP) staining, F-actin staining and pit formation methods...
February 3, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331487/a-clinical-trial-protocol-to-treat-massive-africanized-honeybee-apis-mellifera-attack-with-a-new-apilic-antivenom
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Alexandre Naime Barbosa, Leslie Boyer, Jean-Philippe Chippaux, Natalia Bronzatto Medolago, Carlos Antonio Caramori, Ariane Gomes Paixão, João Paulo Vasconcelos Poli, Mônica Bannwart Mendes, Lucilene Delazari Dos Santos, Rui Seabra Ferreira, Benedito Barraviera
BACKGROUND: Envenomation caused by multiple stings from Africanized honeybees Apis mellifera constitutes a public health problem in the Americas. In 2015, the Brazilian Ministry of Health reported 13,597 accidents (incidence of seven cases per 100,000 inhabitants) with 39 deaths (lethality of 0.25%). The toxins present in the venom, which include melittin and phospholipase A2, cause lesions in diverse organs and systems that may be fatal. As there has been no specific treatment to date, management has been symptomatic and supportive only...
2017: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins Including Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299853/the-effect-of-a-beta-lactamase-inhibitor-peptide-on-bacterial-membrane-structure-and-integrity-a-comparative-study
#12
Begum Alaybeyoglu, Bilge Gedik Uluocak, Berna Sariyar Akbulut, Elif Ozkirimli
Co-administration of beta-lactam antibiotics and beta-lactamase inhibitors has been a favored treatment strategy against beta-lactamase-mediated bacterial antibiotic resistance, but the emergence of beta-lactamases resistant to current inhibitors necessitates the discovery of novel non-beta-lactam inhibitors. Peptides derived from the Ala46-Tyr51 region of the beta-lactamase inhibitor protein are considered as potent inhibitors of beta-lactamase; unfortunately, peptide delivery into the cell limits their potential...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Peptide Science: An Official Publication of the European Peptide Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246335/dynamic-regulation-of-extracellular-atp-in-escherichia-coli
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Cora Lilia Alvarez, Gerardo Corradi, Natalia Lauri, Irene Marginedas-Freixa, María Florencia Leal Denis, Nicolás Enrique, Sabina María Mate, Verónica Milesi, Mariano Anibal Ostuni, Vanesa Herlax, Pablo J Schwarzbaum
We studied the kinetics of extracellular ATP (ATPe) in Escherichia coli , and their outer membrane vesicles (OMVs) stimulated with amphipatic peptides melittin (MEL) and mastoparan 7 (MST7). Real time luminometry was used to measure ATPe kinetics, ATP release and ATPase activity. The latter was also determined by following [(32)P]Pi released from [γ-(32)P]ATP. E. coli was studied alone, coincubated with Caco-2 cells or in rat jejunum segments. In E. coli , addition of [γ-(32)P]ATP led to uptake and subsequent hydrolysis of ATPe...
February 28, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204822/melittin-inhibits-osteoclast-formation-through-the-downregulation-of-the-rankl-rank-signaling-pathway-and-the-inhibition-of-interleukin-1%C3%AE-in-murine-macrophages
#14
Jung-Yoon Choe, Seong-Kyu Kim
Melittin is a major toxic component of bee venom (Apis mellifera). It is not known whether melittin is involved in bone metabolism and osteoclastogenesis. The aim of this study was to determine the role of melittin in the regulation of osteoclastogenesis. In vitro osteoclastogenesis assays were performed using mouse RAW 264.7 cells and bone marrow-derived macrophages (BMMs) treated with receptor activator of nuclear factor-κB ligand (RANKL) and macrophage colony-stimulating factor (M-CSF). Morphologic and functional analyses for osteoclast-like multinucleated cells (MNCs) were performed by tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase (TRAP) staining, F-actin staining and pit formation methods...
March 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194738/collidoscope-an-improved-tool-for-computing-collisional-cross-sections-with-the-trajectory-method
#15
Simon A Ewing, Micah T Donor, Jesse W Wilson, James S Prell
Ion mobility-mass spectrometry (IM-MS) can be a powerful tool for determining structural information about ions in the gas phase, from small covalent analytes to large, native-like or denatured proteins and complexes. For large biomolecular ions, which may have a wide variety of possible gas-phase conformations and multiple charge sites, quantitative, physically explicit modeling of collisional cross sections (CCSs) for comparison to IMS data can be challenging and time-consuming. We present a "trajectory method" (TM) based CCS calculator, named "Collidoscope," which utilizes parallel processing and optimized trajectory sampling, and implements both He and N2 as collision gas options...
February 13, 2017: Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192294/interactions-of-a-lytic-peptide-with-supported-lipid-bilayers-investigated-by-time-resolved-evanescent-wave-induced-fluorescence-spectroscopy
#16
Andrew C Rapson, Michelle L Gee, Andrew H A Clayton, Trevor A Smith
We report investigations, using time-resolved and polarised evanescent wave-induced fluorescence methods, into the location, orientation and mobility of a fluorescently labelled form of the antimicrobial peptide, melittin, when it interacts with vesicles and supported lipid bilayers (SLBs). This melittin analogue, termed MK14-A430, was found to penetrate the lipid headgroup structure in pure, ordered-phase DPPC membranes but was located near the headgroup-water region when cholesterol was included. MK14-A430 formed lytic pores in SLBs, and an increase in pore formation with incubation time was observed through an increase in polarity and mobility of the probe...
September 28, 2016: Methods and Applications in Fluorescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181522/corrigendum-efficient-biosynthesis-of-a-cecropin-a-melittin-mutant-in-bacillus-subtilis-wb700
#17
Shengyue Ji, Weili Li, Abdul Rasheed Baloch, Meng Wang, Hengxin Li, Binyun Cao, Hongfu Zhang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165239/dynamic-structure-and-orientation-of-melittin-bound-to-acidic-lipid-bilayers-as-revealed-by-solid-state-nmr-and-molecular-dynamics-simulation
#18
Kazushi Norisada, Namsrai Javkhlantugs, Daisuke Mishima, Izuru Kawamura, Hazime Saitô, Kazuyoshi Ueda, Akira Naito
Melittin is a venom peptide that disrupts lipid bilayers at temperatures below the liquid-crystalline to gel phase transition temperature (Tc). Notably, the ability of melittin to disrupt acidic dimyristoylphosphatidylglycerol (DMPG) bilayers was weaker than its ability to disrupt neutral dimyristoylphosphatidylcholine bilayers. The structure and orientation of melittin bound to DMPG bilayers were revealed by analyzing the (13)C chemical shift anisotropy of [1-(13)C]-labeled melittin obtained from solid-state (13)C NMR spectra...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165098/mechanosensitivity-of-polydiacetylene-with-a-phosphocholine-headgroup
#19
Roberto Diego Ortuso, Ugo Cataldi, Kaori Sugihara
We have demonstrated colorimetric and fluorescence detection of a peptide, melittin, based on polydiacetylene (PDA) made of 1,2-bis(10,12-tricosadiynoyl)-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (DC(8,9)PC). The PDA used in this work has a phosphocholine headgroup, which mimics peptide-cell membrane interactions better than the conventional PDAs with carboxyl headgroups. The dose curve (colorimetric response vs. melittin concentration) showed a half maximum response at the melittin concentration of 0.1 mg ml(-1), which is similar to that reported in traditional PDA assays...
February 6, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132901/modulation-of-lipid-membrane-structural-and-mechanical-properties-by-a-peptidomimetic-derived-from-reduced-amide-scaffold
#20
Nawal K Khadka, Peng Teng, Jianfeng Cai, Jianjun Pan
Understanding how antimicrobial peptidomimetics interact with lipid membranes is important in battling multidrug resistant bacterial pathogens. We study the effects of a recently reported peptidomimetic on lipid bilayer structural and mechanical properties. The compound referred to as E107-3 is synthesized based on the acylated reduced amide scaffold and has been shown to exhibit good antimicrobial potency. Our vesicle leakage assay indicates that the compound increases lipid bilayer permeability. We use micropipette aspiration to explore the kinetic response of giant unilamellar vesicles (GUVs)...
May 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
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