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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784508/il-33-mast-cell-axis-is-central-in-ll-37-induced-bladder-inflammation-and-pain-in-a-murine-interstitial-cystitis-model
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M Martin Jensen, Wanjian Jia, Austin J Schults, Xiangyang Ye, Glenn D Prestwich, Siam Oottamasathien
Interstitial cystitis (IC), also known as painful bladder syndrome (PBS), is a debilitating chronic condition that afflicts over 3 million women above the age of 18 in the U.S., and most patients fail to respond to current treatment options. Mast cells have previously been implicated as both a diagnostic and prognostic marker in IC/PBS. Patients with IC/PBS have been shown to have elevated levels of IL-33, a cytokine released in response to tissue insult, in their urine. We hypothesize that mast cell-mediated inflammation induced from IL-33 may play an important role in initiating pain and inflammation in IC/PBS...
May 18, 2018: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780383/human-metapneumovirus-infection-inhibits-cathelicidin-antimicrobial-peptide-expression-in-human-macrophages
#2
Youxian Li, Stine Østerhus, Ingvild B Johnsen
Human cathelicidin antimicriobial peptide (CAMP) is a critical component of host innate immunity with both antimicrobial and immunomodulatory functions. Several pathogens have been shown to downregulate CAMP expression, yet it is unclear if such modulation occurs during a viral infection. In this study, we showed that infection with human metapneumovirus (hMPV), one of the leading causes of respiratory tract infections in young children, strongly suppressed basal and vitamin-D induced CAMP expression in human macrophages...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774111/ceragenin-csa-13-as-free-molecules-and-attached-to-magnetic-nanoparticle-surfaces-induce-caspase-dependent-apoptosis-in-human-breast-cancer-cells-via-disruption-of-cell-oxidative-balance
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Ewelina Piktel, Izabela Prokop, Urszula Wnorowska, Grzegorz Król, Mateusz Cieśluk, Katarzyna Niemirowicz, Paul B Savage, Robert Bucki
Natural antimicrobial peptides and ceragenins, as non-peptide amphipathic mimics, have been proposed as anti-cancer agents. To date, it has been confirmed that cathelicidin LL-37 and ceragenin CSA-13, both in free form and immobilized on the surface of magnetic nanoparticles (MNP@LL-37, MNP@CSA-13) induce apoptosis in colon cancer cells. Nevertheless, the question remains whether ceragenins, as synthetic analogs of LL-37 peptide and mimicking a number of its properties, act as antineoplastic agents in breast cancer cells, where LL-37 peptide stimulates oncogenesis...
April 24, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766609/effects-of-colostrum-whey-on-immune-function-in-the-digestive-tract-of-goats
#4
Shoko Matsukawa, Kazutoshi Ueno, Toshihisa Sugino, Yukinori Yoshimura, Naoki Isobe
The objective of the present study is to examine whether colostrum whey can have an effect on immune function in goats digestive tract. Two milliliters of colostrum whey (colostrum group) or water (control group) were administrated orally to goats every day for 3 weeks. Blood was collected twice a week for 3 weeks to measure immunoglobulin A (IgA), interleukin 8 (IL-8), and IL-10. At the end of the experimental period, the parotid glands, oral mucosa, lingua, esophagus, jejunum, and ileum were collected for immunohistochemical detection of IgA, cathelicidin-7, and S100A8...
May 16, 2018: Animal Science Journal, Nihon Chikusan Gakkaihō
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751358/vitamin-d-was-not-associated-with-survival-or-cerebrospinal-fluid-cathelicidin-levels-in-children-with-bacterial-meningitis
#5
Okko Savonius, Tuula Pelkonen, Irmeli Roine, Heli Viljakainen, Sture Andersson, Josefina Fernandez, Heikki Peltola, Otto Helve
AIM: Vitamin D deficiency impairs the immunological system and has been associated with worse outcomes of infectious diseases, but its role in bacterial meningitis remains unknown. We investigated whether serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations related to disease outcomes and to cerebrospinal fluid cathelicidin concentrations in childhood bacterial meningitis. METHODS: All consecutively enrolled patients in a clinical trial on childhood bacterial meningitis in Latin America in 1996-2003 were considered and 142 children, with a median age of seven months who had a confirmed bacterial aetiology and frozen serum available for further analyses, were included in the present study...
May 11, 2018: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737589/ll-37-fragments-have-antimicrobial-activity-against-staphylococcus-epidermidis-biofilms-and-wound-healing-potential-in-hacat-cell-line
#6
Paola Saporito, Michelle Vang Mouritzen, Anders Løbner-Olesen, Håvard Jenssen
Staphylococcus epidermidis is a common nosocomial pathogen able to form biofilms in indwelling devices, resulting in chronic infections, which are refractory to antibiotics treatment. Staphylococcal biofilms are also associated with the delayed reepithelization and healing of chronic wounds. The human cathelicidin peptide LL-37 has been proven active against S. epidermidis biofilms in vitro and to promote wound healing. As previous studies have demonstrated that fragments of LL-37 could possess an equal antibacterial activity as the parent peptide, we tested whether shorter (12-mer) synthetic fragments of LL-37 maintained the antibiofilm and/or immune modulating activity, aiming at the identification of essential regions within the LL-37 parent sequence...
May 8, 2018: Journal of Peptide Science: An Official Publication of the European Peptide Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29712727/the-human-cathelicidin-antimicrobial-peptide-ll-37-promotes-the-growth-of-the-pulmonary-pathogen-aspergillus-fumigatus
#7
Gerard Sheehan, Gudmundur Bergsson, Noel G McElvaney, Emer P Reeves, Kevin Kavanagh
The pulmonary mucus of cystic fibrosis (CF) patients displays elevated levels of the cathelicidin antimicrobial peptide LL-37 and the aim of this work was to assess the effect of LL-37 on the growth of Aspergillus fumigatus , a common pathogen of CF patients. Exposure of A. fumigatus to LL-37 and its derived fragment RK-31 (1.95 μg/ml) for 24 hours had a positive effect on growth (199.94 ± 6.172%, p < 0.05) and (218.20 ± 4.63%, p < 0.05) respectively, whereas scrambled LL-37 peptide did not (85.12 ± 2...
April 30, 2018: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29706959/cathelicidin-derived-antimicrobial-peptides-inhibit-zika-virus-through-direct-inactivation-and-interferon-pathway
#8
Miao He, Hainan Zhang, Yuju Li, Guangshun Wang, Beisha Tang, Jeffrey Zhao, Yunlong Huang, Jialin Zheng
Zika virus (ZIKV) is a neurotrophic flavivirus that is able to infect pregnant women and cause fetal brain abnormalities. Although there is a significant effort in identifying anti-ZIKV strategies, currently no vaccines or specific therapies are available to treat ZIKV infection. Antimicrobial peptides, which are potent host defense molecules in nearly all forms of life, have been found to be effective against several types of viruses such as HIV-1 and influenza A. However, they have not been tested in ZIKV infection...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29706289/urinary-antimicrobial-peptides-potential-novel-biomarkers-of-obstructive-uropathy
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S Gupta, A R Jackson, D G DaJusta, D J McLeod, S A Alpert, V R Jayanthi, K McHugh, A R Schwaderer, B Becknell, C B Ching
INTRODUCTION: Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) have historically been evaluated for their role in protecting against uropathogens. However, there is mounting evidence to support their expression in noninfectious injury, with unclear meaning as to their function. It is possible that AMPs represent urothelial injury. Urinary tract obstruction is known to alter the urothelium; however, AMPs have not been evaluated for expression in this noninfectious injury. OBJECTIVE: A pilot study to compare urinary AMP expression in children undergoing surgical intervention for ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJO) with nonobstructed controls...
March 29, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29685013/status-of-cathelicidin-il-37-cytokine-tnf-and-vitamin-d-in-patients-with-pulmonary-tuberculosis
#10
K Majewski, J Agier, E Kozłowska, E Brzezińska-Błaszczyk
Development of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) infection depends on the ability of the host to elicit the protective immune response to the pathogen. Cathelicidin plays a role in antibacterial innate immunity mechanisms. This peptide contributes to the barrier function of respiratory epithelium and takes part in controlling pulmonary bacterial infections. LL-37 (leucine-leucine-37) is involved in host defense and innate immune response to mycobacterial infections, as well. This study aims to evaluate the serum concentrations of LL-37 in individuals with active pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) and to determine whether any correlations between peptide LL-37, tumor necrosis factor (TNF) and vitamin D serum levels exist...
March 2018: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672953/astragalus-polysaccharides-exerts-anti-infective-activity-by-inducing-human-cathelicidin-antimicrobial-peptide-ll-37-in-respiratory-epithelial-cells
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Lin Zhao, Shuai Tan, Hai Zhang, Peng Liu, Yu-Zhu Tan, Jia-Chuan Li, Da Jia, Xiao-Fei Shen
Astragalus polysaccharides (APS), one of the major active components in Astragalus membranaceus, is an effective immunomodulator used in the treatment of immunological diseases in China. However, the anti-infective action and mechanism of APS is not fully known. In the present study, we found that APS induced the expression of human cathelicidin antimicrobial peptide LL-37, a key host anti-infective molecule, in both mRNA and protein levels in respiratory epithelial cells HBE16 and A549. Furthermore, the lysate and supernatant from APS-treated HBE16 cells both exhibited an obvious antibacterial action, which was partially neutralizated by LL-37 monoclonal antibody...
April 19, 2018: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670923/cathelicidin-ll-37-affects-surface-and-intracellular-toll-like-receptor-expression-in-tissue-mast-cells
#12
Justyna Agier, Ewa Brzezińska-Błaszczyk, Paulina Żelechowska, Magdalena Wiktorska, Jacek Pietrzak, Sylwia Różalska
Undoubtedly, mast cells take part in host defense against microorganisms as they are numerous at the portal of infection, they release many proinflammatory and antimicrobial mediators, and they express pattern recognition receptors, such as TLRs. These receptors play a key role in recognition and binding molecules associated with microorganisms and molecules associated with damage. Cathelicidins exhibit direct antimicrobial activities against a broad spectrum of microbes by perturbing their cell membranes. Accumulating evidence suggests a role for these molecules in supporting cell activation...
2018: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670076/cathelicidins-prime-platelets-to-mediate-arterial-thrombosis-and-tissue-inflammation
#13
Joachim Pircher, Thomas Czermak, Andreas Ehrlich, Clemens Eberle, Erik Gaitzsch, Andreas Margraf, Jochen Grommes, Prakash Saha, Anna Titova, Hellen Ishikawa-Ankerhold, Konstantin Stark, Tobias Petzold, Thomas Stocker, Ludwig T Weckbach, Julia Novotny, Markus Sperandio, Bernhard Nieswandt, Alberto Smith, Hanna Mannell, Barbara Walzog, David Horst, Oliver Soehnlein, Steffen Massberg, Christian Schulz
Leukocyte-released antimicrobial peptides contribute to pathogen elimination and activation of the immune system. Their role in thrombosis is incompletely understood. Here we show that the cathelicidin LL-37 is abundant in thrombi from patients with acute myocardial infarction. Its mouse homologue, CRAMP, is present in mouse arterial thrombi following vascular injury, and derives mainly from circulating neutrophils. Absence of hematopoietic CRAMP in bone marrow chimeric mice reduces platelet recruitment and thrombus formation...
April 18, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657403/antimicrobial-peptides-of-buffalo-and-their-role-in-host-defenses
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Khangembam Victoria Chanu, Dimpal Thakuria, Satish Kumar
Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are highly conserved components of the innate immune system found among all classes of life. Buffalo ( Bubalus bubalis ), an important livestock for milk and meat production, is known to have a better resistance to many diseases as compared to cattle. They are found to express many AMPs such as defensins, cathelicidins, and hepcidin which play an important role in neutralizing the invading pathogens. Buffalo AMPs exhibit broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity against both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria...
February 2018: Veterinary World
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652823/molecular-dynamics-simulations-of-human-antimicrobial-peptide-ll-37-in-model-popc-and-popg-lipid-bilayers
#15
Liling Zhao, Zanxia Cao, Yunqiang Bian, Guodong Hu, Jihua Wang, Yaoqi Zhou
Cathelicidins are a large family of cationic antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) found in mammals with broad spectrum antimicrobial activity. LL-37 is the sole amphipathic α-helical AMP from human Cathelicidins family. In addition to its bactericidal capability, LL-37 has antiviral, anti-tumor, and immunoregulatory activity. Despite many experimental studies, its molecular mechanism of action is not yet fully understood. Here, we performed three independent molecular dynamics simulations (600 ns or more) of a LL-37 peptide in the presence of 256 lipid bilayers with 1-palmitoyl-2-oleoyl- sn -glycero-3-phosphoglycerol (POPG) mimicking bacterial and 1-palmitoyl-2-oleoyl- sn -glycero-3-phosphocholine (POPC) mimicking mammalian membranes...
April 13, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644526/upregulated-expression-of-human-cathelicidin-ll-37-in-hypercholesterolemia-and-its-relationship-with-serum-lipid-levels
#16
Yun-Xi Li, Bao-Zhen Li, Da-Zun Yan
Dyslipidemia in patients with hypercholesterolemia has been recently linked to increased human cathelicidin LL-37 (LL-37) serum concentration. We tested a hypothesis that upregulated expression of LL-37 gene in peripheral blood leucocytes is involved in dyslipidemia in patients with hypercholesteremia. Patients with hypercholesterolemia were used in the study. Expression of LL-37 and human glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase in peripheral blood leucocytes were quantified by real-time RT-PCR. Serum LL-37 concentration was estimated by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
April 11, 2018: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29611476/antimicrobial-peptides-phylogenic-sources-and-biological-activities-first-of-two-parts
#17
Thea Magrone, Matteo Antonio Russo, Emilio Jirillo
Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are phylogenetically ancient substances released by living organisms for self protection against a broad variety of microbes. Moreover, AMPs are endowed with immune modulatory activities, linking innate and adaptive immunity together. Lantibiotics are AMPs of bacterial origin currently investigated for the generation of a new class of anti-infective compounds, owing to the phenomenon of antibiotic resistance against a broad variety of bacteria. Also, plants and marine AMPs are screened as novel drugs against human pathogens...
April 3, 2018: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29606809/a-study-on-vitamin-d-and-cathelicidin-status-in-patients-with-rosacea-serum-level-and-tissue-expression
#18
Bok Won Park, Ji Min Ha, Eun Byul Cho, Jae Kwang Jin, Eun Joo Park, Hye Rim Park, Hee Jung Kang, Sung Hoon Ko, Kwang Ho Kim, Kwang Joong Kim
Background: Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory disease characterized by centrofacial erythema. Excess cathelicidin is suggested to be important to the pathophysiology of the disease. Recently, presence of a vitamin D response element was revealed in the cathelicidin gene promoter. Objective: The aim of this study was to determine whether vitamin D and cathelicidin are associated with rosacea, both serologically and histopathologically. Methods: Subjects with rosacea and without chronic skin disorders were enrolled in the patient and control groups, respectively...
April 2018: Annals of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29589544/tissue-specific-regulation-of-innate-immune-responses-by-human-cathelicidin-ll-37
#19
Panjit Chieosilapatham, Shigaku Ikeda, Hideoki Ogawa, Francois Niyonsa
Cathelicidins form one of the major families of antimicrobial peptides and have been identified in many vertebrates, including humans. LL-37, the only human member of the cathelicidin family, is detected in most sites of the human body that is normally exposed to microbes, including the epithelial lining of the skin, gastrointestinal tract, genitourinary tract and lungs. This peptide is also expressed by a variety of epithelial cells and immune cells, such as neutrophils, monocytes and mast cells. LL-37 has emerged as a key component of innate immunity due to its direct antimicrobial activity against a broad spectrum of invading pathogens...
March 26, 2018: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29575834/-effect-and-mechanism-of-antimicrobial-peptide-cathelicidin-secreted-by-tumor-associated-macrophage-on-the-growth-of-colorectal-cancer-in-mice
#20
W W Quan, X H Pan, J L Wu, Y W Yao, D Li
Objective: To investigate the effect and mechanism of the antibacterial peptide cathelicidin secreted by tumor associated macrophages on the growth of colorectal cancer in mice. Methods: Azoxymethane (AOM)/ dextran sodium sulfate (DSS) method was used to establish a mouse model of colitis associated colon cancer. To induce tumor formation, cathelicidin antibody, IgG antibody (positive control) or PBS (negative control) was respectively injected into mice once every 3 days and lasted one month. Then the pictures of mice colon were taken, and the numbers of tumor were counted and evaluated...
March 23, 2018: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
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