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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104898/design-characterization-and-antimicrobial-activity-of-novel-antimicrobial-peptide-derived-from-bovine-lactophoricin
#1
Ji-Sun Kim, Ji-Ho Joeng, Yongae Kim
Lactophoricin (LPcin) which is a part of proteose peptone isolated from bovine milk is a cationic amphipathic α-helical antimicrobial peptide. Its truncated variants and mutated analogs were designed and their antimicrobial activities were evaluated by using various assays like broth dilution methods and disk diffusion methods as well as hemolysis assay. Three analogs of LPcin-C8 (LPcin-YK1), LPcin-T2&6W (LPcin-YK2), and LPcin-T2&6W-C8 (LPcin-YK3) that showed better antibiotic activities than LPcin were selected...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102569/human-%C3%AE-defensin-3-increases-the-tlr9-dependent-response-to-bacterial-dna
#2
Sarah L McGlasson, Fiona Semple, Heather MacPherson, Mohini Gray, Donald J Davidson, Julia R Dorin
Human β-defensin 3 (hBD3) is a cationic antimicrobial peptide with potent bactericidal activity in vitro. HBD3 is produced in response to pathogen challenge and can modulate immune responses. The amplified recognition of self-DNA by human plasmacytoid dendritic cells has been previously reported, but we show here that hBD3 preferentially enhances the response to bacterial DNA in mouse Flt-3 induced dendritic cells (FLDCs) and in human peripheral blood mononuclear cells. We show the effect is mediated through TLR9 and although hBD3 significantly increases the cellular uptake of both E...
January 19, 2017: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102367/interspecies-cathelicidin-comparison-reveals-divergence-in-antimicrobial-activity-tlr-modulation-chemokine-induction-and-regulation-of-phagocytosis
#3
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/28102305/structure-and-membrane-interactions-of-the-homodimeric-antibiotic-peptide-homotarsinin
#4
Rodrigo M Verly, Jarbas M Resende, Eduardo F C Junior, Mariana T Q de Magalhães, Carlos F C R Guimarães, Victor H O Munhoz, Marcelo Porto Bemquerer, Fábio C L Almeida, Marcelo M Santoro, Dorila Piló-Veloso, Burkhard Bechinger
Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) from amphibian skin are valuable template structures to find new treatments against bacterial infections. This work describes for the first time the structure and membrane interactions of a homodimeric AMP. Homotarsinin, which was found in Phyllomedusa tarsius anurans, consists of two identical cystine-linked polypeptide chains each of 24 amino acid residues. The high-resolution structures of the monomeric and dimeric peptides were determined in aqueous buffers. The dimer exhibits a tightly packed coiled coil three-dimensional structure, keeping the hydrophobic residues screened from the aqueous environment...
January 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100113/characterization-and-production-of-multifunctional-cationic-peptides-derived-from-rice-proteins
#5
Masayuki Taniguchi, Akihito Ochiai
Food proteins have been identified as a source of bioactive peptides. These peptides are inactive within the sequence of the parent protein and must be released during gastrointestinal digestion, fermentation, or food processing. Of bioactive peptides, multifunctional cationic peptides are more useful than other peptides that have specific activity in promotion of health and/or the treatment of diseases. We have identified and characterized cationic peptides from rice enzymes and proteins that possess multiple functions, including antimicrobial, endotoxin-neutralizing, arginine gingipain-inhibitory, and/or angiogenic activities...
January 19, 2017: Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090599/mas-related-g-protein-coupled-receptor-x2-a-potential-new-target-for-modulating-mast-cell-mediated-allergic-and-inflammatory-diseases
#6
Hydar Ali
Mast cells (MCs) are tissue resident immune cells that are best known for their roles in allergic and inflammatory diseases. In addition to the high affinity IgE receptor (FcεRI), MCs express numerous G protein coupled receptors (GPCRs), which are the most common targets of drug therapy. Neurokinin 1 receptor (NK-1R) is expressed on MCs and contributes to IgE and non-IgE-mediated responses in mice. Although NK-1R antagonists are highly effective in modulating experimental allergic and inflammatory responses in mice they lack efficacy in humans...
December 2016: Journal of Immunobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089718/cathelicidin-antimicrobial-peptide-from-alligator-mississippiensis-has-antibacterial-activity-against-multi-drug-resistant-acinetobacter-baumanii-and-klebsiella-pneumoniae
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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 12, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073163/hydrocarbon-stapled-lipopeptides-exhibit-selective-antimicrobial-activity
#8
Zachary B Jenner, Christopher M Crittenden, Martín Gonzalez, Jennifer S Brodbelt, Kerry A Bruns
Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) occur widely in nature and have been studied for their therapeutic potential. AMPs are of interest due to the large number of possible chemical structural combinations using natural and unnatural amino acids, with varying effects on their biological activities. Using physicochemical properties from known naturally occurring amphipathic cationic AMPs, several hydrocarbon-stapled lipopeptides (HSLPs) were designed, synthesized, and tested for antimicrobial properties. Peptides were chemically modified by N-terminal acylation, C-terminal amidation, and some were hydrocarbon stapled by intramolecular olefin metathesis...
January 10, 2017: Biopolymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073158/antimicrobial-activity-and-mechanism-of-action-of-a-thionin-like-peptide-from-capsicum-annuum-fruits-and-combinatorial-treatment-with-fluconazole-against-fusarium-solani
#9
Gabriel B Taveira, Érica O Mello, André O Carvalho, Mariana Regente, Marcela Pinedo, Laura de La Canal, Rosana Rodrigues, Valdirene M Gomes
Many Fusarium species are able to cause severe infections in plants as well as in animals and humans. Therefore, the discovery of new antifungal agents is of paramount importance. CaThi belongs to the thionins, which are cationic peptides with low molecular weights (∼ 5 kDa) that have toxic effects against various microorganisms. Herein, we study the mechanism of action of CaThi and its combinatory effect with fluconazole (FLC) against Fusarium solani. The mechanism of action of CaThi was studied by growth inhibition, viability, plasma membrane permeabilization, ROS induction, caspase activation, localization and DNA binding capability, as assessed with Sytox green, DAB, FITC-VAD-FMK, CaThi-FITC and gel shift assays...
January 10, 2017: Biopolymers
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
#10
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/28068062/sequence-defined-backbone-modifications-regulate-antibacterial-activity-of-oligoteas
#11
Mintu Porel, Dana N Thornlow, Christine M Artim, Christopher A Alabi
In response to the urgent need for new antibiotic development strategies, antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) and other synthetic polymers are being actively investigated as promising alternatives to traditional antibiotics. Although most AMPs display lytic activity against several types of bacteria, they have poor toxicology profiles and are susceptible to proteolysis in vivo. While many synthetic variants have been created to mimic AMPs by tuning the hydrophobic to cationic ratio of the side-chain groups, few have decoupled the effects of charge from hydrophobicity in discrete systems, and none have investigated the effect of backbone hydrophobicity...
January 9, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066954/ultrashort-self-assembling-fmoc-peptide-gelators-for-anti-infective-biomaterial-applications
#12
Alice P McCloskey, Emily R Draper, Brendan F Gilmore, Garry Laverty
Biomaterial-related infections have a significant impact on society and are a major contributor to the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance. Current licensed antibiotic classes struggle to breakdown or penetrate the exopolysaccharide biofilm barrier, resulting in sub-therapeutic concentrations of antibiotic at the surface of the biomaterial, treatment failure and increased spread of resistant isolates. This paper focuses for the first time on the ability of ultrashort Fmoc-peptide gelators to eradicate established bacterial biofilms implicated in a variety of medical device infections (Gram-positive: Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis and Gram-negative Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa)...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Peptide Science: An Official Publication of the European Peptide Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064500/polycarbonates-with-potent-and-selective-antimicrobial-activity-toward-gram-positive-bacteria
#13
Alekhya Nimmagadda, Xuan Liu, Peng Teng, Ma Su, Yaqiong Li, Qiao Qiao, Nawal K Khadka, Xiaoting Sun, Jianjun Pan, Hai Xu, Qi Li, Jianfeng Cai
The resistance developed by life-threatening bacteria toward conventional antibiotics has become a major concern in public health. To combat antibiotic resistance, there has been a significant interest in the development of antimicrobial cationic polymers due to the ease of synthesis and low manufacturing cost compared to host-defense peptides (HDPs). Herein, we report the design and synthesis of amphiphilic polycarbonates containing primary amino groups. These polymers exhibit potent antimicrobial activity and excellent selectivity to Gram-positive bacteria, including multidrug resistant pathogens...
January 9, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052595/lysine-based-%C3%AE-peptide-%C3%AE-peptoid-peptidomimetics-influence-of-hydrophobicity-fluorination-and-distribution-of-cationic-charge-on-antimicrobial-activity-and-cytotoxicity
#14
Natalia Molchanova, Paul Robert Hansen, Peter Damborg, Hanne Mørck Nielsen, Henrik Franzyk
Multidrug-resistant bacteria pose a serious threat to public health worldwide. Previously, α-peptide/β-peptoid hybrid oligomers were found to display activity against Gram-negative multidrug-resistant bacteria. In the present work, the influence of hydrophobicity, fluorination and distribution of cationic/hydrophobic residues on antimicrobial, hemolytic and cytotoxic properties of α-peptide/β-peptoid hybrids were investigated. An array of 22 peptidomimetics was tested. Analogues with enhanced hydrophobicity exhibited increased activity against Gram-positive bacteria...
January 4, 2017: ChemMedChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051162/piscidin-1-analogs-with-double-l-and-d-lysine-residues-exhibited-different-conformations-in-lipopolysaccharide-but-comparable-anti-endotoxin-activities
#15
Amit Kumar, Mukesh Mahajan, Bhanupriya Awasthi, Anshika Tandon, Munesh Kumar Harioudh, Sonal Shree, Pratiksha Singh, Praveen Kumar Shukla, Ravishankar Ramachandran, Kalyan Mitra, Surajit Bhattacharjya, Jimut Kanti Ghosh
To become clinically effective, antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) should be non-cytotoxic to host cells. Piscidins are a group of fish-derived AMPs with potent antimicrobial and antiendotoxin activities but limited by extreme cytotoxicity. We conjectured that introduction of cationic residue(s) at the interface of polar and non-polar faces of piscidins may control their insertion into hydrophobic mammalian cell membrane and thereby reducing cytotoxicity. We have designed several novel analogs of piscidin-1 by substituting threonine residue(s) with L and D-lysine residue(s)...
January 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050849/glycin-rich-antimicrobial-peptide-yd1-from-b-amyloliquefaciens-induced-morphological-alteration-in-and-showed-affinity-for-plasmid-dna-of-e-coli
#16
Md Saifur Rahman, Yun Hee Choi, Yoon Seok Choi, Jin Cheol Yoo
Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs), low-molecular-weight proteins with broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity, are the most promising candidates for the development of novel antimicrobials. A powerful cationic glycine-rich AMP YD1 (MW ~ 1.0 kDa) was purified from Bacillus amyloliquefaciens CBSYD1 isolated from traditional Korean fermented food kimchi, for the treatment of multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria. Strain CBSYD1 was identified 99.79% similar to Bacillus amyloliquefaciens subsp. plantarum FZB42(T) by 16S rRNA sequence analysis...
December 2017: AMB Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025839/biological-and-structural-effects-of-the-conjugation-of-an-antimicrobial-decapeptide-with-saturated-unsaturated-methoxylated-and-branched-fatty-acids
#17
María Verónica Húmpola, María Carolina Rey, Nestor M Carballeira, Arturo Carlos Simonetta, Georgina Guadalupe Tonarelli
The increasing bacterial resistance against conventional antibiotics has led to the search for new antimicrobial drugs with different modes of action. Cationic antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) and lipopeptides are promising candidates to treat infections because they act on bacterial membranes causing rapid destruction of sensitive bacteria. In this study, a decapeptide named A2 (IKQVKKLFKK) was conjugated at the N-terminus with saturated, unsaturated, methoxylated and methyl -branched fatty acids of different chain lengths (C8 - C20), the antimicrobial and structural properties of the lipopeptides being then investigated...
December 26, 2016: Journal of Peptide Science: An Official Publication of the European Peptide Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025119/thaulin-1-the-first-antimicrobial-peptide-isolated-from-the-skin-of-a-patagonian-frog-pleurodema-thaul-anura-leptodactylidae-leiuperinae-with-activity-against-escherichia-coli
#18
Mariela M Marani, Luis O Perez, Alyne Rodrigues de Araujo, Alexandra Plácido, Carla F Sousa, Patrick Veras Quelemes, Mayara Oliveira, Ana G Gomes-Alves, Mariana Pueta, Paula Gameiro, Ana M Tomás, Cristina Delerue-Matos, Peter Eaton, Silvia A Camperi, Néstor G Basso, Jose Roberto de Souza de Almeida Leite
Patagonia's biodiversity has been explored from many points of view, however, skin secretions of native amphibians have not been evaluated for antimicrobial peptide research until now. In this sense, Pleurodema thaul is the first amphibian specie to be studied from this large region of South America. Analysis of cDNA-encoding peptide in skin samples allowed identification of four new antimicrobial peptides. The predicted mature peptides were synthesized and all of them showed weak or null antimicrobial activity against Klebsiella pneumoniae, Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli with the exception of thaulin-1, a cationic 26-residue linear, amphipathic, Gly- and Leu-rich peptide with moderate antimicrobial activity against E...
December 23, 2016: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013516/protocols-for-studying-antimicrobial-peptides-amps-as-anticancer-agents
#19
Laurence Madera, David W Hoskin
Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are a class of small cationic peptides that are important for host defense. In a manner that is similar to AMP-mediated destruction of microbial pathogens, certain AMPs can physically associate with the anionic lipid membrane components of cancer cells, resulting in destabilization of the lipid membrane and subsequent peptide binding to intracellular targets, which ultimately leads to the death of the cancer cell. In comparison, normal healthy cells possess a neutral membrane charge and are therefore less affected by AMPs...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013514/methods-for-investigating-biofilm-inhibition-and-degradation-by-antimicrobial-peptides
#20
Li-Av Segev-Zarko, Yechiel Shai
Multidrug-resistant bacteria are a growing problem worldwide. One extensively studied resistance mechanism is biofilm colonization-microbial colonies formed by many Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria species. Cationic antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are innate immune system molecules serving as a first line of defense in fighting invading pathogens. The AMPs' underlying mechanism and biophysical properties required for anti-biofilm activity are not fully known. Here we present protocols for investigating AMPs' biological activity against major stages of biofilm life cycle, namely, planktonic stage (MIC assay), initial adhesion to surfaces (bacterial attachment assay), and formation or degradation of sessile microcolonies (biofilm formation and degradation assays)...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
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