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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432864/intestinal-granular-cells-of-a-cartilaginous-fish-thornback-ray-raja-clavata-morphological-characterization-and-expression-of-different-molecules
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B Sayyaf Dezfuli, M Manera, G Bosi, P Merella, J A DePasquale, L Giari
This investigation aims to fill gaps in our understanding of the intestinal immune cells of elasmobranchs. Whole digestive tracts of fifteen thornback ray Raja clavata were provided by a trawl fleet from the Gulf of Asinara (Sardinia, western Mediterranean Sea). Histochemical, immunohistochemical and ultrastructural observations were conducted on the spiral intestine. Three types of granular cells were identified; type I in epithelium, types II and III in lamina propria-submucosa, with each of them containing cytoplasmic granules with different ultrastructural characteristics...
February 9, 2018: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29373594/biofilm-formation-and-transcriptome-analysis-of-streptococcus-gallolyticus-subsp-gallolyticus-in-response-to-lysozyme
#2
Imke Grimm, Jessika Dumke, Jens Dreier, Cornelius Knabbe, Tanja Vollmer
Streptococcus gallolyticus subsp. gallolyticus is a commensal bacterium of the human gastrointestinal tract, and a pathogen causing infective endocarditis and other biofilm-associated infections via exposed collagen. This study focuses on the characterization of the biofilm formation and collagen adhesion of S. gallolyticus subsp. gallolyticus under different conditions. In this study, it has been observed that the isolate UCN 34 is resistant to 20 mg/ml lysozyme in BHI medium, whereas the strain BAA-2069 builds more biofilm in the presence of lysozyme compared to in a control of BHI without lysozyme...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247722/two-types-of-lysozymes-from-the-whitefly-bemisia-tabaci-molecular-characterization-and-functional-diversification
#3
Zhi-Zhi Wang, Le-Qin Zhan, Xue-Xin Chen
Lysozyme is well-known as an immune effector in the immune system. Here we identified three genes including one c-type lysozyme, Btlysc, and two i-type lysozymes, Btlysi1 and Btlysi2, from the whitefly Bemisia tabaci. All three lysozymes were constitutively expressed in different tissues and developmental stages, but the two types of lysozymes showed different expression patterns. The expression levels of Btlysi1 and Btlysi2 were dramatically induced after the whitefly fed with different host plants while the expression level of Btlysc kept unchanged...
December 13, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176711/exploration-of-protein-unfolding-by-modelling-calorimetry-data-from-reheating
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Stanislav Mazurenko, Antonin Kunka, Koen Beerens, Christopher M Johnson, Jiri Damborsky, Zbynek Prokop
Studies of protein unfolding mechanisms are critical for understanding protein functions inside cells, de novo protein design as well as defining the role of protein misfolding in neurodegenerative disorders. Calorimetry has proven indispensable in this regard for recording full energetic profiles of protein unfolding and permitting data fitting based on unfolding pathway models. While both kinetic and thermodynamic protein stability are analysed by varying scan rates and reheating, the latter is rarely used in curve-fitting, leading to a significant loss of information from experiments...
November 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143139/effect-of-protein-adsorption-layers-and-solution-treatments-on-hydroxyapatite-deposition-on-polystyrene-plate-surfaces-in-simulated-body-fluids
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Kazutoshi Iijima, Ayako Iizuka, Ryo Suzuki, Hitomi Ueno-Yokohata, Nobutaka Kiyokawa, Mineo Hashizume
We have developed a method to functionalize polystyrene (PS) cell culture plates with hydroxyapatite (HAp) via protein adsorption layers such as human serum albumin (HSA) in simulated body fluids (SBFs). In order to investigate the versatility the method, in this study the effect of protein adsorption layers on HAp deposition on PS plate surfaces in SBF was evaluated. Pretreatments with alternate soaking process (ASP) using solutions containing calcium ions and phosphate ions followed by incubation with SBF for 24 h resulted in HAp deposition on PS plates with adsorption layers of HSA, type I collagen, hen egg white lysozyme, and poly L-glutamic acid, an acidic protein analogue: the deposition behaviors were correlated with adsorption ability and charge state of proteins...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113862/comparative-expression-analysis-of-immune-related-factors-in-the-sea-cucumber-apostichopus-japonicus
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Jingwei Jiang, Zunchun Zhou, Ying Dong, Zelong Zhao, Hongjuan Sun, Bai Wang, Bei Jiang, Zhong Chen, Shan Gao
In order to preliminarily explore the joint involvement of different immune-related factors during the same immune process in Apostichopus japonicus, the transcriptional expression of Cu/Zn superoxide dismutase (Cu/Zn-SOD), catalase (CAT), c-type lysozyme (c-LYZ), i-type lysozyme (i-LYZ), cathepsin D, melanotransferrin (MTF), Toll, c-type lectin (c-LCT) and complement 3 (C3) during the development from fertilized eggs to juveniles and after challenging the juveniles with Vibrio splendidus, Pseudoalteromonas nigrifaciens, Shewanella baltica and Bacillus cereus, respectively, was measured using the method of quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR), and then the correlations among different immune-related factors were analyzed...
November 4, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29084264/mellitate-a-multivalent-anion-with-extreme-charge-density-causes-rapid-aggregation-and-misfolding-of-wild-type-lysozyme-at-neutral-ph
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Grzegorz Ścibisz, Robert Dec, Wojciech Dzwolak
Due to its symmetric structure and abundance of carboxyl groups, mellitic acid (MA-benzenehexacarboxylic acid) has an uncommon capacity to form highly ordered molecular networks. Dissolved in water, MA dissociates to yield various mellitate anions with pronounced tendencies to form complexes with cations including protonated amines. Deprotonation of MA at physiological pH produces anions with high charge densities (MA5- and MA6-) whose influence on co-dissolved proteins has not been thoroughly studied. As electrostatic attraction between highly symmetric MA6- anions and positively charged low-symmetry globular proteins could lead to interesting self-assembly patterns we have chosen hen egg white lysozyme (HEWL), a basic stably folded globular protein as a cationic partner for mellitate anions to form such hypothetical nanostructures...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079205/the-distribution-and-function-characterization-of-the-i-type-lysozyme-from-apostichopus-japonicus
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Cheng Li, Yu Zhao, Tingting Liu, Jun Huang, Qi Zhang, Benkang Liu, Shan Xiao, Han Wang, Bingnan Liu, Jihui Wang, Lina Cong
Lysozyme is a very important component of the innate immune system and a key molecule that protects against bacterial infection. Sea cucumber i-type lysozyme (Aj-iLys) has been shown to possess multiple functions. In this study, we investigated the function and characterization of Aj-iLys in detail. Spatial distribution analysis showed that Aj-iLys was constitutively expressed in all tested tissues, with dominant expression in the tentacles and respiratory trees. Challenge with the pathogen V. splendidus and LPS stimulation both significantly up-regulated the mRNA expression of Aj-iLys...
October 24, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040199/in-vitro-effect-of-lysozyme-on-albumin-deposition-to-hydrogel-contact-lens-materials
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Negar Babaei Omali, Lakshman N Subbaraman, Miriam Heynen, Zohra Fadli, Chantal Coles-Brennan, Lyndon W Jones
SIGNIFICANCE: Albumin deposition on contact lenses could be detrimental to contact lens (CL) wear because this may increase the risk of bacterial binding and reduce comfort. Lysozyme deposition on selected lens materials would reduce albumin deposition on lenses. PURPOSE: This study aims to determine if lysozyme deposition on CLs could act as a barrier against subsequent albumin adsorption, using an in vitro model. METHODS: Six hydrogel CL materials (etafilcon A, polymacon, nelfilcon A, omafilcon A, ocufilcon B, and nesofilcon A) were evaluated...
November 2017: Optometry and Vision Science: Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740730/bacteriolytic-activity-of-human-interleukin-2-chicken-egg-lysozyme-in-the-presence-of-potential-effectors
#10
P A Levashov, D A Matolygina, E D Ovchinnikova, D L Atroshenko, S S Savin, N G Belogurova, S A Smirnov, V I Tishkov, A V Levashov
The bacteriolytic activity of interleukin-2 and chicken egg lysozyme in the presence of various substances has been studied. Glycine and lysine do not affect the activity of interleukin-2 but increase that of lysozyme, showing a bell-shape concentration dependence peaking at 1.5 mM glycine and 18 mM lysine. Arginine and glutamate activate both interleukin-2 and lysozyme with a concentration dependence of the saturation type. Aromatic amino acids have almost no effect on the activity of both interleukin-2 and lysozyme...
April 2017: Acta Naturae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686488/contribution-of-both-b-cell-intrinsic-alterations-as-well-as-non-hematopoietic-derived-factors-in-the-enhanced-immune-response-of-the-nod-mouse
#11
Viqar Showkat Banday, Radha Thyagarajan, Kristina Lejon
The underlying cellular and molecular mechanism for the development of Type 1 diabetes is still to be fully revealed. We have previously demonstrated that the NOD mouse, a model for Type 1 diabetes, display a prolonged and enhanced immune response to both self and non-self-antigens. The molecular explanation for this defect however, has not been determined. In this study we immunized NOD and C57BL/6 (B6) with the conventional antigen i.e. hen egg lysozyme (HEL) and analyzed B cell activation, germinal center reaction and antibody clearance...
July 7, 2017: Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662181/structure-of-the-neisseria-adhesin-complex-protein-acp-and-its-role-as-a-novel-lysozyme-inhibitor
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María Victoria Humbert, Amaka Marian Awanye, Lu-Yun Lian, Jeremy P Derrick, Myron Christodoulides
Pathogenic and commensal Neisseria species produce an Adhesin Complex Protein, which was first characterised in Neisseria meningitidis (Nm) as a novel surface-exposed adhesin with vaccine potential. In the current study, the crystal structure of a recombinant (r)Nm-ACP Type I protein was determined to 1.4 Å resolution: the fold resembles an eight-stranded β-barrel, stabilized by a disulphide bond between the first (Cys38) and last (Cys121) β-strands. There are few main-chain hydrogen bonds linking β4-β5 and β8-β1, so the structure divides into two four-stranded anti-parallel β-sheets (β1-β4 and β5-β8)...
June 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528707/molecular-transcriptional-and-functional-insights-into-duplicated-goose-type-lysozymes-from-sebastes-schlegelii-and-their-potential-immunological-role
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Jehanathan Nilojan, S D N K Bathige, Roopasingam Kugapreethan, W S Thulasitha, Bo-Hye Nam, Jehee Lee
Black rockfish (Sebastes schlegelii), an important aquaculture species in Korea, has been affected by bacterial diseases leading to a drastic decline in production. Goose-type lysozyme (LysG) is a key enzyme of the innate immune system to eradicate bacterial infections. In this study, two isoforms of LysG from black rockfish, designated as RfLysG1 and RfLysG2, have been identified and characterized at the molecular, transcriptional, and functional levels. The deduced amino acid sequences had the LysG family characteristics and exhibited conserved properties, including active residues and domains...
August 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505540/salivary-protective-factors-in-patients-suffering-from-decompensated-type-2-diabetes
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Marcin Chorzewski, Karolina Orywal, Teresa Sierpinska, Maria Golebiewska
PURPOSE: Defining the level of protective factors in saliva of patients suffering from decompensated type 2 diabetes. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 50 Patients with diagnosis of decompensated type 2 diabetes, including 32 women and 18 men at the age of 57.9±9.2 years. The control group consisted of 50 people among whom there were 38 women and 12 men whose average age was estimated at 51.2±9.9 years. RESULTS: It was stated the increased concentration of total protein by 60% and decreased concentration of IgA by 70%, of lysozyme by 27% and of lactoferrin by 40% in resting saliva of patients with type 2 diabetes if compared to the control group...
September 2017: Advances in Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438599/newly-identified-invertebrate-type-lysozyme-splys-i-in-mud-crab-scylla-paramamosain-exhibiting-muramidase-deficient-antimicrobial-activity
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Jian Zhou, Shu Zhao, Wen-Hong Fang, Jun-Fang Zhou, Jing-Xiao Zhang, Hongyu Ma, Jiang-Feng Lan, Xin-Cang Li
Lysozymes are widely distributed immune effectors exerting muramidase activity against the peptidoglycan of the bacterial cell wall to trigger cell lysis. However, some invertebrate-type (i-type) lysozymes deficient of muramidase activity still exhibit antimicrobial activity. To date, the mechanism underlying the antimicrobial effect of muramidase-deficient i-type lysozymes remains unclear. Accordingly, this study characterized a novel i-type lysozyme, Splys-i, in the mud crab Scylla paramamosain. Splys-i shared the highest identity with the Litopenaeus vannamei i-type lysozyme (Lvlys-i2, 54% identity) at the amino acid level...
April 21, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410430/caste-sex-and-age-dependent-expression-of-immune-related-genes-in-a-japanese-subterranean-termite-reticulitermes-speratus
#16
Yuki Mitaka, Kazuya Kobayashi, Kenji Matsuura
Insects protect themselves from microbial infections through innate immune responses, including pathogen recognition, phagocytosis, the activation of proteolytic cascades, and the synthesis of antimicrobial peptides. Termites, eusocial insects inhabiting microbe-rich wood, live in closely-related family groups that are susceptible to shared pathogen infections. To resist pathogenic infection, termite families have evolved diverse immune adaptations at both individual and societal levels, and a strategy of trade-offs between reproduction and immunity has been suggested...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400767/the-periplasmic-chaperone-network-of-campylobacter-jejuni-evidence-that-salc-cj1289-and-ppid-cj0694-are-involved-in-maintaining-outer-membrane-integrity
#17
Aidan J Taylor, Shadi A I Zakai, David J Kelly
The outer membrane (OM) of Gram-negative pathogenic bacteria is a key structure in host-pathogen interactions that contains a plethora of proteins, performing a range of functions including adhesion, nutrient uptake, export of effectors and interaction with innate and adaptive components of the immune system. In addition, the OM can exclude drugs and thus contribute to antimicrobial resistance. The OM of the food-borne pathogen Campylobacter jejuni contains porins, adhesins and other virulence factors that must be specifically localized to this membrane, but the protein sorting mechanisms involved are only partially understood...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378808/distribution-location-and-transcriptional-profile-of-peyer-s-patch-conventional-dc-subsets-at-steady-state-and-under-tlr7-ligand-stimulation
#18
J Bonnardel, C Da Silva, C Wagner, R Bonifay, L Chasson, M Masse, E Pollet, M Dalod, J-P Gorvel, H Lelouard
The initiation of the mucosal immune response in Peyer's patch (PP) relies on the sampling, processing, and efficient presentation of foreign antigens by dendritic cells (DCs). Among PP DCs, CD11b(+) conventional DCs (cDCs) and lysozyme-expressing DCs (LysoDCs) have distinct progenitors and functions but share many cell surface markers. This has previously led to confusion between these two subsets. In addition, another PP DC subset, termed double-negative (DN), remains poorly characterized. Here we show that both DN and CD11b(+) cDCs belong to a unique SIRPα(+) cDC subset...
November 2017: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347944/regulating-the-gaps-between-folds-on-the-surface-of-silk-fibroin-membranes-via-lbl-deposition-for-improving-their-biomedical-properties
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Guomin Wu, Hongbing Deng, Tao Jiang, Hu Tu, Jiajia Chen, Yingfei Zhan, Yining Wang, Xiao Ma
Silk fibroin (SF) has become a promising biomaterial in guided bone regeneration (GBR). In an attempt to modify the size of the gaps on the surface of SF barrier membrane and improve its antibacterial activity, biological and mechanical properties, positively charged Lysozyme (LY)-Collagen Type-I (COL) composites and negatively charged SF were introduced to the negatively charged surface of SF substrates utilizing the electrostatic layer-by-layer (LBL) self-assembly technique. The morphology, chemical structures and element content of the LBL structured membranes were investigated...
June 1, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254619/20-hydroxyecdysone-activates-pgrp-sa-mediated-immune-response-in-locusta-migratoria
#20
Pengfei Han, Jiao Han, Jiqiao Fan, Min Zhang, Enbo Ma, Sheng Li, Renjun Fan, Jianzhen Zhang
20-hydroxyecdysone (20E) has been implicated in regulating the immune response in insects. Conflicting conclusions on 20E regulating immunity have been reported in model holometabolous species. However, in hemimetabolous insects, the role of 20E as an immune-suppressor or activator and the mechanism remains unclear. The migratory locust Locusta migratoria is a representative member of hemimetabolous insects. Here, digital gene expression (DGE) profiles of Locusta migratoria treated with 20E were analyzed. Pattern recognition receptors [peptidoglycan recognition protein (PGRP-SA), PGRP-LE, and gram-negative binding protein (GNBP3)] and antimicrobial peptides (defensin, diptericin, and i-type lysozyme) were significantly induced by 20E in fat body...
July 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
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