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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728035/modulatory-roles-of-proinflammatory-cytokines-on-the-expression-of-cathelicidins-in-the-lower-regions-of-the-oviduct-of-laying-hens
#1
Ahmad M Abdel-Mageed, Takahiro Nii, Naoki Isobe, Yukinori Yoshimura
The current study aimed to confirm and examine the physiological roles of the proinflammatory cytokines IL1B and IL6 on the immune functions which mediated by cathelicidins (CATHs) in the uterus and vagina of laying hens. Snaps of the mucosal tissues of uterus and vagina were incubated in culture medium or chicken recombinant IL1B and IL6 for 1.5h or 3h before extraction of total RNA to be used for examination of IL1B and IL6, their receptors, and cathelicidins by semi-quantitative PCR; and to examine the changes in cathelicidins expressions by real-time PCR...
July 17, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726635/as-cath1-6-novel-cathelicidins-with-potent-antimicrobial-and-immunomodulatory-properties-from-alligator-sinensis-play-pivotal-roles-in-host-anti-microbial-immune-responses
#2
Yan Chen, Shasha Cai, Xue Qiao, Mali Wu, Zhilai Guo, Renping Wang, Yi-Qun Kuang, Haining Yu, Yipeng Wang
Crocodilians are regarded as possessing a powerful immune system. However, the composition and action of crocodilian immune system has remained unclear until now. Cathelicidins, the principal family of host defense peptides, play pivotal roles in vertebrate immune defense against microbial invasions. However, cathelicidins from crocodilians have not been extensively studied to date. In the present study, six novel cathelicidins (As-CATH1~6) were identified and characterized from the endangered Chinese Alligator ( Alligator sinensis )...
July 18, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715682/cath-2-and-ll-37-increase-mannose-receptor-expression-antigen-presentation-and-the-endocytic-capacity-of-chicken-mononuclear-phagocytes
#3
Marina D Kraaij, Albert van Dijk, Henk P Haagsman
Cathelicidins display in vitro and in vivo immunomodulatory activities and are part of the innate immune system. Previously, we found that in ovo treatment with chicken cathelicidin CATH-2 partially protects young broilers against respiratory E. coli infection. To determine the cellular aspects of this protection, we investigated immunomodulatory effects of CATH-2 and the human cathelicidin LL-37 on primary chicken peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs). Treatment of chicken PBMCs with L-CATH-2, D-CATH-2 or LL-37 increased the percentage of mononuclear phagocytes, but decreased that of B cells...
July 14, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712126/evidence-of-an-abnormal-epithelial-barrier-in-active-untreated-and-corticosteroid-treated-eosinophilic-esophagitis
#4
Dagmar Simon, Basile Page, Monique Vogel, Christian Bussmann, Carine Blanchard, Alex Straumann, Hans-Uwe Simon
BACKGROUND: Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a chronic, immune/antigen-mediated disease characterized by symptoms related to esophageal dysfunction and an eosinophil-predominant inflammation. This study has aimed to investigate whether the recently observed sensitization to Candida albicans in EoE patients is owing to pre-existing disease and its underlying abnormal epithelial barrier or, alternatively, is linked to corticosteroid (CS) therapy. METHODS: Medical histories, as well as serum and tissue samples of 60 EoE patients (15 CS-naive, 45 with current or previous CS therapy) and 20 controls, stored in the Swiss Eosinophilic Esophagitis Database (SEED) and Biobank, were analyzed...
July 16, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710255/cathelicidins-inhibit-escherichia-coli-induced-tlr2-and-tlr4-activation-in-a-viability-dependent-manner
#5
Maarten Coorens, Viktoria A F Schneider, A Marit de Groot, Albert van Dijk, Marjolein Meijerink, Jerry M Wells, Maaike R Scheenstra, Edwin J A Veldhuizen, Henk P Haagsman
Activation of the immune system needs to be tightly regulated to provide protection against infections and, at the same time, to prevent excessive inflammation to limit collateral damage to the host. This tight regulation includes regulating the activation of TLRs, which are key players in the recognition of invading microbes. A group of short cationic antimicrobial peptides, called cathelicidins, have previously been shown to modulate TLR activation by synthetic or purified TLR ligands and may play an important role in the regulation of inflammation during infections...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707817/evaluation-of-free-or-anchored-antimicrobial-peptides-as-candidates-for-the-prevention-of-orthopaedic-device-related-infections
#6
Francesca D'Este, Debora Oro, Gerard Boix-Lemonche, Alessandro Tossi, Barbara Skerlavaj
The prevention of implant-associated infection, one the most feared complications in orthopaedic surgery, remains a major clinical challenge and urges development of effective methods to prevent bacterial colonization of implanted devices. Alpha-helical antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) may be promising candidates in this respect due to their potent and broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity, their low tendency to elicit resistance and possible retention of efficacy in the immobilized state. The aim of this study was to evaluate the potential of five different helical AMPs, the cathelicidins BMAP-27 and BMAP-28, their (1-18) fragments and the rationally designed, artificial P19(9/G7) peptide, for the prevention of orthopaedic implant infections...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Peptide Science: An Official Publication of the European Peptide Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700743/polymorphisms-in-the-vitamin-d-receptor-gene-are-associated-with-reduced-rate-of-sputum-culture-conversion-in-multidrug-resistant-tuberculosis-patients-in-south-africa
#7
Matthew J Magee, Yan V Sun, James C M Brust, N Sarita Shah, Yuming Ning, Salim Allana, Angela Campbell, Qin Hui, Koleka Mlisana, Pravi Moodley, Neel R Gandhi
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D modulates the inflammatory and immune response to tuberculosis (TB) and also mediates the induction of the antimicrobial peptide cathelicidin. Deficiency of 25-hydroxyvitamin D and single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene may increase the risk of TB disease and decrease culture conversion rates in drug susceptible TB. Whether these VDR SNPs are found in African populations or impact multidrug-resistant (MDR) TB treatment has not been established...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697218/a-1-colloidal-oatmeal-cream-alone-is-effective-in-reducing-symptoms-of-mild-to-moderate-atopic-dermatitis-results-from-two-clinical-studies
#8
Toni Anne Lisante, Chris Nunez, Paul Zhang, Barbara M Mathes
<p>BACKGROUND: The epidermal barrier in patients with atopic dermatitis (AD) is deficient in ceramides and cathelicidins. Such epidermal defects may be a trigger for AD, thereby encouraging research toward development of skin-barrier-targeted preventive strategies.</p> <p>METHODS: Two single-center, single-arm clinical trials were conducted (study 1, age greater than equal to 8 years and study 2, greater than equal to 10 years) in patients with mild to moderate AD to evaluate the effects of an over-the-counter 1% colloidal oatmeal cream administered for 14 days...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683405/stiffening-of-bacteria-cells-as-a-first-manifestation-of-bactericidal-attack
#9
Katarzyna Pogoda, Ewelina Piktel, Piotr Deptuła, Paul B Savage, Małgorzata Lekka, Robert Bucki
Development of new antibacterial agents requires generation of new methods that will allow characterization of mechanisms of novel antibacterial actions as well as observation of pathogen susceptibility to antibiotics. A family of synthetic cationic lipids, such as ceragenins, which mimic the action of membrane-targeting natural cationic antibacterial peptides, shows promise as a new family of bactericidal agents. Here we report that treatment of Bacillus subtillis cells with human cathelicidin LL-37 and ceragenins CSA-13 and CSA-131 (1-100μg/mL) leads to physicochemical changes of bacterial cells surface...
June 27, 2017: Micron: the International Research and Review Journal for Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680853/behavior-of-neutrophil-granulocytes-during-toxoplasma-gondii-infection-in-the-central-nervous-system
#10
Aindrila Biswas, Timothy French, Henning P Düsedau, Nancy Mueller, Monika Riek-Burchardt, Anne Dudeck, Ute Bank, Thomas Schüler, Ildiko Rita Dunay
Cerebral toxoplasmosis is characterized by activation of brain resident cells and recruitment of specific immune cell subsets from the periphery to the central nervous system (CNS). Our studies revealed that the rapidly invaded Ly6G(+) neutrophil granulocytes are an early non-lymphoid source of interferon-gamma (IFN-γ), the cytokine known to be the major mediator of host resistance to Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii). Upon selective depletion of Ly6G(+) neutrophils, we detected reduced IFN-γ production and increased parasite burden in the CNS...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676673/formulation-and-candidacidal-activity-of-magnetic-nanoparticles-coated-with-cathelicidin-ll-37-and-ceragenin-csa-13
#11
Katarzyna Niemirowicz, Bonita Durnaś, Grażyna Tokajuk, Ewelina Piktel, Grzegorz Michalak, Xiaobo Gu, Alina Kułakowska, Paul B Savage, Robert Bucki
Fungal infections caused by Candida spp. represent an emerging problem during treatment of immunocompromised patients and those hospitalized with serious principal diseases. The ever-growing number of fungal strains exhibiting drug resistance necessitates the development of novel antimicrobial therapies including those based on membrane-permeabilizing agents and nanomaterials as drug carriers. In this study, the fungicidal activities of LL-37 peptide, ceragenin CSA-13 and its magnetic derivatives (MNP@LL-37, MNP@CSA-13) against laboratory and clinical strains of C...
July 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675109/titanium-surfaces-immobilized-with-the-major-antimicrobial-fragment-fk-16-of-human-cathelicidin-ll-37-are-potent-against-multiple-antibiotic-resistant-bacteria
#12
Biswajit Mishra, Guangshun Wang
Infections on implanted medical devices are a challenging problem, especially when bacteria form difficult-to-treat biofilms. Antimicrobial peptides are considered to be a solution due to their potency against antibiotic-resistant superbugs. Previously, the authors' laboratory demonstrated the prevention of staphylococcal biofilm formation in an animal catheter model by injecting merecidin (formerly known as 17BIPHE2), a peptide engineered based on the only human cathelicidin. This study documents an alternative solution via covalent immobilization of FK-16, amino acid sequence FKRIVQRIKDFLRNLV-amide, which corresponds to the major antimicrobial region (residues 17-32) of LL-37...
July 4, 2017: Biofouling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672834/individual-and-combined-effects-of-engineered-peptides-and-antibiotics-on-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-biofilms
#13
Biswajit Mishra, Guangshun Wang
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is involved in a variety of difficult-to-treat infections frequently due to biofilm formation. To identify useful antibiofilm strategies, this article evaluated efficacy of two newly engineered cationic antimicrobial peptides (17BIPHE2 and DASamP2), traditional antibiotics, and their combinations against biofilms at different stages. 17BIPHE2 is designed based on the 3D structure of human cathelicidin LL-37 and DASamP2 is derived from database screening. While both peptides show effects on bacterial adhesion, biofilm formation, and preformed biofilms, select antibiotics only inhibit biofilm formation, probably due to direct bacterial killing...
June 25, 2017: Pharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669389/cathelicidin-production-and-release-by-mammary-epithelial-cells-during-infectious-mastitis
#14
Tiziana Cubeddu, Carla Cacciotto, Salvatore Pisanu, Vittorio Tedde, Alberto Alberti, Marco Pittau, Simone Dore, Agnese Cannas, Sergio Uzzau, Stefano Rocca, Maria Filippa Addis
Cathelicidins are well-characterized antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) that are present in significant amounts in mastitic milk. Neutrophils are believed to be the main producers of these AMPs, while the role of mammary epithelial cells (MECs) in their production and release is still unclear. In this work, cathelicidin production patterns were investigated in mammary tissues of ewes infected by Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus uberis, or Mycoplasma agalactiae, with a combined approach including immunohistochemistry, immune-colocalization, and fluorescent in situ hybridization...
July 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665988/oxidative-stress-induced-in-e-coli-by-the-human-antimicrobial-peptide-ll-37
#15
Heejun Choi, Zhilin Yang, James C Weisshaar
Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are thought to kill bacterial cells by permeabilizing their membranes. However, some antimicrobial peptides inhibit E. coli growth more efficiently in aerobic than in anaerobic conditions. In the attack of the human cathelicidin LL-37 on E. coli, real-time, single-cell fluorescence imaging reveals the timing of membrane permeabilization and the onset of oxidative stress. For cells growing aerobically, a CellROX Green assay indicates that LL-37 induces rapid formation of oxidative species after entry into the periplasm, but before permeabilization of the cytoplasmic membrane (CM)...
June 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662432/cathelicidin-augments-vdr-dependent-anti-leishmanial-immune-response-in-indian-post-kala-azar-dermal-leishmaniasis
#16
Sushmita Das, Abul Hasan Sardar, Kumar Abhishek, Ajay Kumar, Vidya Nand Rabidas, Pradeep Das
OBJECTIVES: Indian Post kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis (PKDL) is the cutaneous aftermath of visceral leishmaniasis (VL) caused by L. donovani. Vitamin D-regulated cationic antimicrobial peptide cathelicidin (hCAP-18/LL-37) has microbicidal and immunomodulatory role against cutaneous infections, but its role in PKDL remains elusive. METHODS: Skin snips and blood-derived monocytes of PKDL patients (n=46), before (BT) and after (AT) chemotherapy, were used for this study...
June 26, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654888/mek-inhibition-enhances-efficacy-of-bacillus-calmette-gu%C3%A3-rin-on-bladder-cancer-cells-by-reducing-release-of-toll-like-receptor-2-activated-antimicrobial-peptides
#17
Young Mi Whang, Su Bin Jin, Serk In Park, In Ho Chang
Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) is one of the standard treatment options for non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer. The details of the biological defense mechanisms against BCG remain unclear. Here, we investigated whether BCG-induced release of antimicrobial peptides (AMPs; e.g., human β-defensin-2, -3, and cathelicidin) is involved with mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathways, and investigated the enhanced anticancer effect of BCG through the down-regulation of Toll-like receptors (TLRs) and MAPK pathways in bladder cancer cells...
May 26, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654019/preventive-effect-of-cow-s-milk-fermented-with-lactobacillus-paracasei-cba-l74-on-common-infectious-diseases-in-children-a-multicenter-randomized-controlled-trial
#18
Giovanni Corsello, Maurizio Carta, Roberto Marinello, Marina Picca, Giulio De Marco, Maria Micillo, Dante Ferrara, Patrizia Vigneri, Gaetano Cecere, Pasqualina Ferri, Paola Roggero, Giorgio Bedogni, Fabio Mosca, Lorella Paparo, Rita Nocerino, Roberto Berni Canani
Background: Fermented foods have been proposed to prevent common infectious diseases (CIDs) in children attending day care or preschool. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the efficacy of dietary supplementation with cow's skim milk fermented with the probiotic Lactobacillus paracasei CBA L74 in reducing CIDs in children attending day care or preschool. Methods: Multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial on healthy children (aged 12-48 months) consuming daily 7 grams of cow's skim milk fermented with L...
June 27, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651563/retraction-note-human-cathelicidin-ll-37-enhance-the-antibiofilm-effect-of-egcg-on-streptococcus-mutans
#19
Yi-Jie Guo, Bo Zhang, Xue-Song Feng, Hui-Xun Ren, Ji-Ru Xu
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June 26, 2017: BMC Oral Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643993/the-impact-of-vitamin-d-supplementation-on-serum-cathelicidin-levels-and-the-clinical-course-of-atopic-dermatitis-in-children
#20
Kyriaki Tsotra, Anastasia Garoufi, Lydia Kossiva, Dimitrios Gourgiotis, Theano Tsoukatou, Eleni Katsantoni, Panagiotis Stavropoulos
BACKGROUND: Cathelicidin has been correlated with the pathophysiology of atopic dermatitis (AD). An indirect correlation of vitamin D with the course of the disease has already been reported as it directly affects the levels of cathelicidin. The purpose of the present article is to investigate the impact of vitamin D supplementation on the course of AD. METHODS: We conducted a prospective observational study. The severity of AD was assessed with the clinical tool SCORAD (SCORing Atopic Dermatitis) which is developed by the European Task Force on AD...
June 22, 2017: Minerva Pediatrica
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