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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339728/comparative-expression-of-host-defense-peptides-in-turkey-poults
#1
Shaimaa K Hamad, Sungwon Kim, Samer W El-Kadi, Eric A Wong, Rami A Dalloul
Host defense peptides (HDPs) are a large group of small, positively charged peptides that play an important role in innate immunity, particularly at early ages when other components of the immune system have not fully developed. There are 3 classes of avian HDPs: avian beta defensins (AvBDs), cathelicidins (Cath), and liver-expressed antimicrobial peptide 2 (LEAP-2). The objective was to compare expression of HDP mRNAs in male turkey poults at day of hatch (d 0), d 7, d 14, d 21 and d 28 from the thymus, spleen, bursa, duodenum, jejunum, and ileum...
February 22, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326169/circulating-ll37-targets-plasma-extracellular-vesicles-to-immune-cells-and-intensifies-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease-severity
#2
Tamer Kahraman, Gozde Gucluler, Ismail Simsek, Fuat Cem Yagci, Muzaffer Yildirim, Can Ozen, Ayhan Dinc, Mayda Gursel, Lolai Ikromzoda, Tolga Sutlu, Stephen Gay, Ihsan Gursel
Behçet's disease (BD) activity is characterised by sustained, over-exuberant immune activation, yet the underlying mechanisms leading to active BD state are poorly defined. Herein, we show that the human cathelicidin derived antimicrobial peptide LL37 associates with and directs plasma extracellular vesicles (EV) to immune cells, thereby leading to enhanced immune activation aggravating BD pathology. Notably, disease activity was correlated with elevated levels of circulating LL37 and EV plasma concentration...
2017: Journal of Extracellular Vesicles
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326070/antimicrobial-protection-of-marsupial-pouch-young
#3
REVIEW
Yuanyuan Cheng, Katherine Belov
Marsupials diverged from eutherian mammals about 148 million years ago and represent a unique lineage of mammals with distinctive morphological and reproductive characteristics. Marsupials have significantly shorter gestation periods than eutherians. Pregnancy typically ranges from 15 to 35 days, with young being born at a very early developmental stage and lacking differentiated lymphoid tissues and mature effector cells. Recent microbiome studies of the marsupial pouch revealed that marsupial young can face intense microbial challenges after birth, as the pouch contains a broad range of Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322271/mechanistic-and-structural-basis-of-bioengineered-bovine-cathelicidin-5-with-optimized-therapeutic-activity
#4
Bikash R Sahoo, Kenta Maruyama, Jyotheeswara R Edula, Takahiro Tougan, Yuxi Lin, Young-Ho Lee, Toshihiro Horii, Toshimichi Fujiwara
Peptide-drug discovery using host-defense peptides becomes promising against antibiotic-resistant pathogens and cancer cells. Here, we customized the therapeutic activity of bovine cathelicidin-5 targeting to bacteria, protozoa, and tumor cells. The membrane dependent conformational adaptability and plasticity of cathelicidin-5 is revealed by biophysical analysis and atomistic simulations over 200 μs in thymocytes, leukemia, and E. coli cell-membranes. Our understanding of energy-dependent cathelicidin-5 intrusion in heterogeneous membranes aided in designing novel loss/gain-of-function analogues...
March 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298400/antimicrobial-peptide-levels-are-linked-to-airway-inflammation-bacterial-colonisation-and-exacerbations-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#5
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/28294428/probiotics-and-antimicrobial-protein-and-peptide-levels-in-preterm-infants
#6
Tobias Strunk, Julie Hibbert, Dorota Doherty, Caitlyn Granland, Stephanie Trend, Karen Simmer, David Burgner, Sanjay Patole, Andrew Currie
AIM: To characterise the secreted and inducible antimicrobial protein and peptide (APP) levels in a prospective cohort of preterm infants (<30 weeks gestational age) with or without Bifidobacterium breve M16V supplementation during the first month of life. METHODS: We analysed serial biosamples of infants who did (n=13) or did not receive (n=62) B. breve (3×10(9) cfu/day). Peripheral blood was obtained on days 1, 14 and 28, and infant stool prior to commencement of probiotic supplementation and on day 21...
March 12, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288817/animal-venoms-as-a-source-of-natural-antimicrobials-an-overview
#7
REVIEW
Ramar Perumal Samy, Bradley G Stiles, Octavio L Franco, Gautam Sethi, Lina Hk Lim
Hospitals are breeding grounds for many life-threatening bacteria worldwide. Clinically associated gram-positive bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus/methicillin-resistant S. aureus and many others increase the risk of severe mortality and morbidity. The failure of antibiotics to kill various pathogens due to bacterial resistance highlights the urgent need to develop novel, potent, and less toxic agents from natural sources against various infectious agents. Currently, several promising classes of natural molecules from snake (terrestrial and sea), scorpion, spider, honey bee and wasp venoms hold promise as rich sources of chemotherapeutics against infectious pathogens...
March 10, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282452/sp-ll-37-human-antimicrobial-peptide-enhances-disease-resistance-in-transgenic-rice
#8
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/28273482/orai1-mediated-antimicrobial-secretion-from-pancreatic-acini-shapes-the-gut-microbiome-and-regulates-gut-innate-immunity
#9
Malini Ahuja, Daniella M Schwartz, Mayank Tandon, Aran Son, Mei Zeng, William Swaim, Michael Eckhaus, Victoria Hoffman, Yiyuan Cui, Bo Xiao, Paul F Worley, Shmuel Muallem
The gut microbiome participates in numerous physiologic functions and communicates intimately with the host immune system. Antimicrobial peptides are critical components of intestinal innate immunity. We report a prominent role for antimicrobials secreted by pancreatic acini in shaping the gut microbiome that is essential for intestinal innate immunity, barrier function, and survival. Deletion of the Ca(2+) channel Orai1 in pancreatic acini of adult mice resulted in 60%-70% mortality within 3 weeks. Despite robust activation of the intestinal innate immune response, mice lacking acinar Orai1 exhibited intestinal bacterial outgrowth and dysbiosis, ultimately causing systemic translocation, inflammation, and death...
March 7, 2017: Cell Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272976/cathelicidin-peptide-rescues-g-mellonella-infected-with-b-anthracis
#10
Ryan J Blower, Serguei G Popov, Monique L van Hoek
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February 16, 2017: Virulence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246023/evaluation-of-the-antichagasic-activity-of-batroxicidin-a-cathelicidin-related-antimicrobial-peptide-found-in-bothrops-atrox-venom-gland
#11
Clarissa Perdigão Mello, Danya Bandeira Lima, Ramon Róseo Paula Pessoa Bezerra de Menezes, Izabel Cristina Justino Bandeira, Louise Donadello Tessarolo, Tiago Lima Sampaio, Claudio Borges Falcão, Gandhi Rádis-Baptista, Alice Maria Costa Martins
Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are potential alternatives to conventional antibiotics, as they have a fast mode of action, a low likelihood of resistance development and can act in conjunction with existing drug regimens. We report in this study the effects of batroxicidin (BatxC), a cathelicidin-related AMP from Bothrops atrox venom gland, over Trypanosoma cruzi, a protozoan that causes Chagas' disease. BatxC inhibited all T. cruzi (Y strain: benznidazole-resistant) developmental forms, with selectivity index of 315...
February 27, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245983/functional-characterisation-of-the-drosophila-cg6568-gene-in-host-defence-against-mycobacterium-marinum
#12
Hyo Sun Jin, Hye-Mi Lee, Da-Hye Lee, Guang-Ho Cha, Kyoung Sang Cho, Jichan Jang, Eun-Kyeong Jo
Mycobacterium marinum is a pathogenic mycobacterial species closely related to Mycobacterium tuberculosis. In this study, we established a mycobacterial infection model of Drosophila melanogaster to characterize the role played by cg6568, a homolog of the human cathelicidin gene, in the innate defense against infection. Drosophila cg6568 was expressed at various levels during all developmental stages, and the expression levels were modulated by M. marinum in a time-dependent manner. 20-hydroxyecdysone induced Drosophila cg6568 transcription both in vitro and in vivo...
February 27, 2017: Microbes and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244701/is-low-serum-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-a-possible-link-between-pulmonary-tuberculosis-and-type-2-diabetes
#13
Qiuzhen Wang, Aiguo Ma, Xiuxia Han, Huizhen Zhang, Shanliang Zhao, Hui Liang, Jing Cai, Frans J Kok, Evert G Schouten
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Although vitamin D is implicated in the generation of anti-microbial peptide cathelicidin, which plays a key role against pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB), and may have an inverse association with the risk of type 2 diabetes (DM), its role in the co-existence of these two diseases (PTB-DM) is still uncertain. This study explored the association of vitamin D status with prevalent PTB, PTB-DM and DM. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: We randomly selected 130 PTB patients, 90 PTB-DM, 91 DM and 134 controls...
March 2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243953/the-role-of-biomarkers-for-the-diagnosis-of-implant-related-infections-in-orthopaedics-and-trauma
#14
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
#15
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/28241012/cytokines-and-microbicidal-molecules-regulated-by-il-32-in-thp-1-derived-human-macrophages-infected-with-new-world-leishmania-species
#16
Jéssica Cristina Dos Santos, Bas Heinhuis, Rodrigo Saar Gomes, Michelle S M A Damen, Fernando Real, Renato A Mortara, Samuel T Keating, Charles A Dinarello, Leo A B Joosten, Fátima Ribeiro-Dias
BACKGROUND: Interleukin-32 (IL-32) is expressed in lesions of patients with American Tegumentary Leishmaniasis (ATL), but its precise role in the disease remains unknown. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: In the present study, silencing and overexpression of IL-32 was performed in THP-1-derived macrophages infected with Leishmania (Viannia) braziliensis or L. (Leishmania) amazonensis to investigate the role of IL-32 in infection. We report that Leishmania species induces IL-32γ, and show that intracellular IL-32γ protein production is dependent on endogenous TNFα...
February 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218580/circulating-cathelicidin-ll-37-in-adult-patients-with-pulmonary-infectious-diseases
#17
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/28217373/update-on-clinical-and-research-application-of-fecal-biomarkers-for-gastrointestinal-diseases
#18
REVIEW
Imran Siddiqui, Hafsa Majid, Shahab Abid
Gastrointestinal (GI) diseases comprise a large spectrum of clinical conditions ranging from indigestion to inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs) and carcinomas. Endoscopy is the usual method employed to diagnose these condition. Another noninvasive way to assess and diagnose GI conditions are fecal biomarkers. Fecal biomarkers provide information regarding a specific disease process and are perhaps more acceptable to clinicians and patients alike because of their non-invasivity compared to endoscopy. Aim of this review was to evaluate the current status of the fecal biomarkers in clinical and research for in GI diseases...
February 6, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210987/antiviral-activity-of-ctn-15-34-a-cathelicidin-derived-eicosapeptide-against-infectious-myonecrosis-virus-in-litopenaeus-vannamei-primary-hemocyte-cultures
#19
P R N Vieira-Girão, C B Falcão, I R C B Rocha, H M R Lucena, F H F Costa, G Rádis-Baptista
The shrimp farming has been converted into a mature aquaculture industry dealing with over millions of metric tonnes of processed commodities. Nevertheless, the global shrimp productions are constantly threatened by disease outbreaks, mainly triggered by rapidly disseminating viruses. Infectious myonecrosis virus (IMNV) is one of these epizootic agents affecting shrimp production in Brazil, of which no treatment exists. Herein, the antiviral activity against IMNV of an eicosapeptide, named Ctn[15-34], derived from a member of the cathelicidin family of antimicrobial peptides, was demonstrated...
February 16, 2017: Food and Environmental Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203238/differential-ability-of-bovine-antimicrobial-cathelicidins-to-mediate-nucleic-acid-sensing-by-epithelial-cells
#20
Arnaud Baumann, Mirjam Susanna Kiener, Brendan Haigh, Vincent Perreten, Artur Summerfield
Cathelicidins encompass a family of cationic peptides characterized by antimicrobial activity and other functions, such as the ability to enhance the sensing of nucleic acids by the innate immune system. The present study aimed to investigate the ability of the bovine cathelicidins indolicidin, bactenecin (Bac)1, Bac5, bovine myeloid antimicrobial peptide (BMAP)-27, BMAP-28, and BMAP-34 to inhibit the growth of bacteria and to enhance the sensing of nucleic acid by the host's immune system. BMAP-27 was the most effective at killing Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus uberis, and Escherichia coli, and this was dependent on its amphipathic structure and cationic charge...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
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