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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
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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
#2
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195066/successful-therapy-of-clostridium-difficile-infection-with-fecal-microbiota-transplantation
#3
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/28191680/friends-or-foes-host-defense-antimicrobial-peptides-and-proteins-in-human-skin-diseases
#4
REVIEW
François Niyonsaba, Chanisa Kiatsurayanon, Panjit Chieosilapatham, Hideoki Ogawa
Host defense peptides/proteins (HDPs), also known as antimicrobial peptides/proteins (AMPs), are key molecules in the cutaneous innate immune system. AMPs/HDPs historically exhibit broad-spectrum killing activity against bacteria, enveloped viruses, fungi and several parasites. Recently, AMPs/HDPs were shown to have important biological functions, including inducing cell proliferation, migration and differentiation; regulating inflammatory responses; controlling the production of various cytokines/chemokines; promoting wound healing; and improving skin barrier function...
February 13, 2017: Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179378/the-human-immune-response-to-respiratory-syncytial-virus-infection
#5
REVIEW
Clark D Russell, Stefan A Unger, Marc Walton, Jürgen Schwarze
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is an important etiological agent of respiratory infections, particularly in children. Much information regarding the immune response to RSV comes from animal models and in vitro studies. Here, we provide a comprehensive description of the human immune response to RSV infection, based on a systematic literature review of research on infected humans. There is an initial strong neutrophil response to RSV infection in humans, which is positively correlated with disease severity and mediated by interleukin-8 (IL-8)...
April 2017: Clinical Microbiology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131570/relationship-between-milk-cathelicidin-abundance-and-microbiologic-culture-in-clinical-mastitis
#6
M F Addis, V Bronzo, G M G Puggioni, C Cacciotto, V Tedde, D Pagnozzi, C Locatelli, A Casula, G Curone, S Uzzau, P Moroni
The availability of reliable tools to enable the sensitive and specific detection of mastitis in dairy cows can assist in developing control strategies and promote the more rational use of antibiotics. We have developed a milk cathelicidin ELISA that shows high sensitivity and specificity for dairy cow mastitis, based on latent class analysis. In this study, we investigated the effect of microbial agents on cathelicidin abundance in the milk of cows with clinical mastitis. We subjected 535 quarter milk samples (435 from quarters showing signs of clinical mastitis and 100 from healthy quarters as a control) to milk cathelicidin ELISA, somatic cell count (SCC), and microbiologic culture...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122946/fibroblast-growth-factor-23-and-the-risk-of-infection-related-hospitalization-in-older-adults
#7
Kristen L Nowak, Traci M Bartz, Lorien Dalrymple, Ian H de Boer, Bryan Kestenbaum, Michael G Shlipak, Pranav S Garimella, Joachim H Ix, Michel Chonchol
Within monocytes, 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D [1,25(OH)2D] is important for production of cathelicidins, which in turn, are critical for antibacterial action. Fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) decreases 1,25(OH)2D production and thus, could increase infection risk. We examined this possibility in 3141 community-dwelling adults ages ≥65 years old at baseline in the Cardiovascular Health Study using Cox proportional hazards models to examine the association between FGF23 concentrations and first infection-related hospitalizations and determine whether associations differed by the presence of CKD (eGFR<60 ml/min per 1...
November 10, 2016: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111615/the-effects-of-first-line-anti-tuberculosis-drugs-on-the-actions-of-vitamin-d-in-human-macrophages
#8
Supavit Chesdachai, Susu M Zughaier, Li Hao, Russell R Kempker, Henry M Blumberg, Thomas R Ziegler, Vin Tangpricha
Tuberculosis (TB) is a major global health problem. Patients with TB have a high rate of vitamin D deficiency, both at diagnosis and during the course of treatment with anti-tuberculosis drugs. Although data on the efficacy of vitamin D supplementation on Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) clearance is uncertain from randomized controlled trials (RCTs), vitamin D enhances the expression of the anti-microbial peptide human cathelicidin (hCAP18) in cultured macrophages in vitro. One possible explanation for the mixed (primarily negative) results of RCTs examining vitamin D treatment in TB infection is that anti-TB drugs given to enrolled subjects may impact actions of vitamin D to enhance cathelicidin in macrophages...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical & Translational Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102367/interspecies-cathelicidin-comparison-reveals-divergence-in-antimicrobial-activity-tlr-modulation-chemokine-induction-and-regulation-of-phagocytosis
#9
Maarten Coorens, Maaike R Scheenstra, Edwin J A Veldhuizen, Henk P Haagsman
Cathelicidins are short cationic peptides initially described as antimicrobial peptides, which can also modulate the immune system. Because most findings have been described in the context of human LL-37 or murine CRAMP, or have been investigated under varying conditions, it is unclear which functions are cathelicidin specific and which functions are general cathelicidin properties. This study compares 12 cathelicidins from 6 species under standardized conditions to better understand the conservation of cathelicidin functions...
January 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097645/bacterial-subversion-of-camp-signalling-inhibits-cathelicidin-expression-which-is-required-for-innate-resistance-to-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
#10
Shashank Gupta, Kathryn Winglee, Richard Gallo, William R Bishai
Antimicrobial peptides such as cathelicidins are an important component of innate immune defence against inhaled microorganisms and have demonstrated antimicrobial activity against Mycobacterium tuberculosis with in vitro models. Despite this, little is known about the regulation and expression of cathelicidin during tuberculosis in vivo. We sought to determine whether the cathelicidin-related antimicrobial peptide (Cramp) gene, the murine functional homologue of the human cathelicidin gene (CAMP or LL-37), is required for regulating protective immunity during M...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093102/proteomic-changes-in-the-ileum-of-sheep-infected-with-mycobacterium-avium-subspecies-paratuberculosis
#11
S Pisanu, T Cubeddu, S Uzzau, S Rocca, M F Addis
Johne's disease (JD) is a chronic enteritis of ruminants caused by Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP). To identify the processes activated in the sheep intestine during natural MAP infection, and to provide a panel of differential host and pathogen proteins with diagnostic and prognostic potential, a differential shotgun proteomics workflow, including mass spectrometry, label-free quantisation and pathway analysis, was applied to ileal tissues of ewes with and without JD. Out of 2889 total proteins identified, 384 were differentially expressed and 341 were expressed at a higher level in JD...
January 2017: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089718/cathelicidin-antimicrobial-peptide-from-alligator-mississippiensis-has-antibacterial-activity-against-multi-drug-resistant-acinetobacter-baumanii-and-klebsiella-pneumoniae
#12
Stephanie M Barksdale, Evelyn J Hrifko, Monique L van Hoek
Alligator mississippiensis (American alligator), a member of order Crocodilia, lives in bacteria-laden environments but is not often known to succumb to bacterial infections. Their serum has been shown to have antibacterial activity beyond that of human serum, and it is believed that this activity is partially due to cationic antimicrobial peptides (CAMPs). CAMPs are produced by many organisms as part of the innate immune system. CAMPs are attractive possible therapies against multi-drug resistant bacteria, such as those found in biofilm-infected war wounds, because they seldom cause genetic resistance in bacteria and are effective against antibiotic resistant bacteria...
January 13, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072933/altered-blood-levels-of-vitamin-d-cathelicidin-and-parathyroid-hormone-in-patients-with-sepsis-a-pilot-study
#13
T Greulich, W Regner, M Branscheidt, C Herr, A R Koczulla, C F Vogelmeier, R Bals
It has been recognised that vitamin D (VitD) has a potential role in the regulation of inflammation and protection from infection. In a prospective clinical observational pilot study, we investigated the serum levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin-D3 (25(OH)D3), 1,25-hydroxyvitamin-D3 (1,25(OH)2D3), parathyroid hormone (PTH), and cathelicidin in intensive care unit (ICU) patients with or without systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS). We included 32 patients with SIRS (septic patients), 16 ICU patients without SIRS, and 16 healthy controls...
January 2017: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069814/muc2-mucin-and-butyrate-contribute-to-the-synthesis-of-the-antimicrobial-peptide-cathelicidin-in-response-to-e-histolytica-and-dss-induced-colitis
#14
Eduardo R Cobo, Vanessa Kissoon-Singh, France Moreau, Ravi Holani, Kris Chadee
Embedded in the colonic mucus are cathelicidins, small cationic peptides secreted by colonic epithelial cells. Humans and mice have one cathelicidin-related antimicrobial peptide (CRAMP), LL-37/hCAP-18 and Cramp respectively, with related structure and functions. Altered production of MUC2 mucin and antimicrobial peptides is characteristic of intestinal amebiasis. The interactions between MUC2 mucin and cathelicidins in conferring innate immunity against Entamoeba histolytica (Eh) are not well characterized...
January 9, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064019/the-random-co-polymer-glatiramer-acetate-rapidly-kills-primary-human-leukocytes-through-sialic-acid-dependent-cell-membrane-damage
#15
Stig Hill Christiansen, Xianwei Zhang, Kristian Juul-Madsen, Michael Lykke Hvam, Brian Stougaard Vad, Manja Annette Behrens, Ida Lysgaard Thygesen, Babak Jalilian, Jan Skov Pedersen, Kenneth A Howard, Daniel E Otzen, Thomas Vorup-Jensen
The formulation glatiramer acetate (GA) is widely used in therapy of multiple sclerosis. GA consists of random copolymers of four amino acids, in ratios that produce a predominantly positive charge and an amphipathic character. With the extraordinary complexity of the drug, several pharmacological modes-of-action were suggested, but so far none, which rationalizes the cationicity and amphipathicity as part of the mode-of-action. Here, we report that GA rapidly kills primary human T lymphocytes and, less actively, monocytes...
January 5, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062699/cathelicidin-wa-improves-intestinal-epithelial-barrier-function-and-enhances-host-defense-against-enterohemorrhagic-escherichia-coli-o157-h7-infection
#16
Hongbo Yi, Wangyang Hu, Shan Chen, Zeqing Lu, Yizhen Wang
Impaired epithelial barrier function disrupts immune homeostasis and increases inflammation in intestines, leading to many intestinal diseases. Cathelicidin peptides suppress intestinal inflammation and improve intestinal epithelial barrier function independently of their antimicrobial activity. In this study, we investigated the effects of Cathelicidin-WA (CWA) on intestinal epithelial barrier function, as well as the underlying mechanism, by using enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC)-infected mice and intestinal epithelial cells...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061765/mir-663a-regulates-growth-of-colon-cancer-cells-after-administration-of-antimicrobial-peptides-by-targeting-cxcr4-p21-pathway
#17
Kengo Kuroda, Tomokazu Fukuda, Marija Krstic-Demonacos, Constantinos Demonacos, Kazuhiko Okumura, Hiroshi Isogai, Miwa Hayashi, Kazuki Saito, Emiko Isogai
BACKGROUND: Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) play important roles in the innate immune system of all life forms and recently have been characterized as multifunctional peptides that have a variety of biological roles such as anticancer agents. However, detailed mechanism of antimicrobial peptides on cancer cells is still largely unknown. METHODS: miRNA array and real-time qPCR were performed to reveal the behavior of miRNA in colon cancer HCT116 cells during the growth suppression induced by the AMPs...
January 7, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017866/collagen-tethering-of-synthetic-human-antimicrobial-peptides-cathelicidin-ll37-and-its-effects-on-antimicrobial-activity-and-cytotoxicity
#18
Lindsay D Lozeau, Jonian Grosha, Denis Kole, Fioleda Prifti, Tanja Dominko, Terri A Camesano, Marsha W Rolle
: Wound infections, particularly of chronic wounds, pose a substantial challenge for designing antimicrobial dressings that are both effective against pathogens, and do not interfere with wound healing. Due to their broad-spectrum antimicrobial and immunomodulatory activities, naturally-occurring antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are promising alternative treatments. However, their cytotoxicity at high concentrations and poor stability hinders their clinical use. To mitigate these undesirable properties, we investigated the effects of tethering human AMP cathelicidin LL37 to collagen, one of the main extracellular matrix proteins in wound sites, secreted by fibroblasts, and in commercially-available wound dressings...
December 22, 2016: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002744/structural-and-dynamic-insights-of-the-interaction-between-tritrpticin-and-micelles-an-nmr-study
#19
Talita L Santos, Adolfo Moraes, Clovis R Nakaie, Fabio C L Almeida, Shirley Schreier, Ana Paula Valente
A large number of antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) acts with high selectivity and specificity through interactions with membrane lipid components. These peptides undergo complex conformational changes in solution; upon binding to an interface, one major conformation is stabilized. Here we describe a study of the interaction between tritrpticin (TRP3), a cathelicidin AMP, and micelles of different chemical composition. The peptide's structure and dynamics were examined using one-dimensional and two-dimensional NMR...
December 20, 2016: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997347/mirolysin-a-lysarginase-from-tannerella-forsythia-proteolytically-inactivates-the-human-cathelicidin-ll-37
#20
Lahari Koneru, Miroslaw Ksiazek, Irena Waligorska, Anna Straczek, Magdalena Lukasik, Mariusz Madej, Ida B Thøgersen, Jan J Enghild, Jan Potempa
Tannerella forsythia is a periodontal pathogen expressing six secretory proteolytic enzymes with a unique multidomain structure referred to as KLIKK proteases. Two of these proteases, karilysin and mirolysin, were previously shown to protect the bacterium against complement-mediated bactericidal activity. The latter metalloprotease, however, was not characterized at the protein level. Therefore, we purified recombinant mirolysin and subjected it to detailed biochemical characterization. Mirolysin was obtained as a 66 kDa zymogen, which autoproteolytically processed itself into a 31 kDa active form via truncations at both the N- and C-termini...
December 20, 2016: Biological Chemistry
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