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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346861/biomimetic-remineralization-of-carious-lesions-by-self-assembling-peptide
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L Kind, S Stevanovic, S Wuttig, S Wimberger, J Hofer, B Müller, U Pieles
Caries is the most common disease in the world. Great efforts have been undertaken for prevention and to identify a regenerative treatment solution for dental caries. Self-assembling β-sheet forming peptides have previously shown to form 3-dimensional fiber networks supporting tissue regeneration. In particular, the self-assembling peptide P11-4 has shown potential in the treatment and prevention of dental caries. It has previously been shown that application of monomeric P11-4 solution to early carious lesions can increase net mineral gain by forming de novo hydroxyapatite crystals...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338354/functional-oligopeptide-as-a-novel-strategy-for-drug-delivery
#2
Yujie Ji, Hongzhi Qiao, Jiayu He, Weidong Li, Rui Chen, Jingjing Wang, Li Wu, Rongfeng Hu, Jinao Duan, Zhipeng Chen
Oligopeptides, a type of short peptide, which consist of two to twenty amino acids, exhibit a variety of biological functions in drug delivery systems, such as specific targeting, cell penetration, self-assembled capacity and responsiveness to the environment. In this review, we aim to highlight the importance of functional oligopeptides for nanomedical applications and put forward the views on the future development direction of oligopeptide medicines. Oligopeptides have gained wide attentions due to their inherent properties, but the lack of understanding the mechanisms of in vivo transport behavior is the biggest problem and challenge at the present stage...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Drug Targeting
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337848/designing-smart-materials-with-recombinant-proteins
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REVIEW
Sydney Hollingshead, Charng-Yu Lin, Julie C Liu
Recombinant protein design allows modular protein domains with different functionalities and responsive behaviors to be easily combined. Inclusion of these protein domains can enable recombinant proteins to have complex responses to their environment (e.g., temperature-triggered aggregation followed by enzyme-mediated cleavage for drug delivery or pH-triggered conformational change and self-assembly leading to structural stabilization by adjacent complementary residues). These "smart" behaviors can be tuned by amino acid identity and sequence, chemical modifications, and addition of other components...
March 24, 2017: Macromolecular Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334523/transformable-nanomaterials-as-artificial-extracellular-matrix-for-inhibiting-tumor-invasion-and-metastasis
#4
Xiao-Xue Hu, Ping-Ping He, Guo-Bin Qi, Yu-Juan Gao, Yao-Xin Lin, Chao Yang, Pei-Pei Yang, Hongxun Hao, Lei Wang, Hao Wang
Tumor metastasis is one of the big challenges in cancer treatment and is often associated with high patient mortality. Until now, there is an agreement that tumor invasion and metastasis are related to degradation of extracellular matrix (ECM) by enzymes. Inspired by the formation of natural ECM and the in situ self-assembly strategy developed in our group, herein, we in situ constructed an artificial extracellular matrix (AECM) based on transformable Laminin (LN)-mimic peptide 1 (BP-KLVFFK-GGDGR-YIGSR) for inhibition of tumor invasion and metastasis...
March 23, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332821/chiral-plasmonic-nanochains-via-the-self-assembly-of-gold-nanorods-and-helical-glutathione-oligomers-facilitated-by-cetyltrimethylammonium-bromide-micelles
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Jun Lu, Yi-Xin Chang, Ning-Ning Zhang, Ying Wei, Ai-Ju Li, Jia Tai, Yao Xue, Zhao-Yi Wang, Yang Yang, Li Zhao, Zhong-Yuan Lu, Kun Liu
Gold nanorods are excellent anisotropic building blocks for plasmonic chiral nanostructures. The near-infrared plasmonic band of nanorods makes them highly desirable for biomedical applications such as chiral bioimaging and sensing, in which a strong circular dichroism (CD) signal is required. Chiral assemblies of gold nanorods induced by self-associating peptides are especially attractive for this purpose as they exhibit plasmonic-enhanced chiroptical activity. Here, we showed that the presence of cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB) micelles in a gold nanorod solution promoted the self-association of l-/d-glutathione (GSH) and significantly enhanced the chirality of the resulting plasmonic nanochains...
March 23, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331187/cross-beta-nanostructures-based-on-dinaphthylalanine-gd-conjugates-loaded-with-doxorubicin
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Carlo Diaferia, Eliana Gianolio, Teresa Sibillano, Flavia Anna Mercurio, Marilisa Leone, Cinzia Giannini, Nicole Balasco, Luigi Vitagliano, Giancarlo Morelli, Antonella Accardo
Very recently we proposed novel di- and tetra-phenylalanine peptides derivatized with gadolinium complexes as potentials supramolecular diagnostic agents for applications in MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging). It was observed that in very short FF dipeptide building blocks, the propensity to aggregate decreases significantly after modification with bulky moiety such as Gd-complexes, thus limiting their potential as CAs. We hypothesized that the replacement of the Phe side chain with more extended aromatic groups could improve the self-assembling...
March 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328228/reversible-morphological-control-of-cholecystokinin-tetrapeptide-amyloid-assemblies-as-a-function-of-ph
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Frédéric Gobeaux, Florence Porcher, Rajeev Dattani
Most amyloid assemblies are seen as irreversible and exhibit polymorphism because their assembly is kinetically controlled and different structures are trapped during the aggregation process. However, in the specific case of peptide hormones, formation of amyloid assemblies for storage purposes has been reported. This suggests a strict control of assembly and the ability to disassemble upon hormone secretion. In the present work, we have sought to test these assertions with a short peptide, the cholecystokinin (or gastrin) tetrapeptide (CCK-4), that has been found in both gastrointestinal tract and central nervous system, and whose sequence is shared by a large number of hormones...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328201/double-fueled-janus-swimmers-with-magnetotactic-behaviour
#8
Philipp Sebastian Schattling, Miguel Alexandre Ramos-Docampo, Veronica Salgueiriño, Brigitte Städler
Self-propelled particles attract a great deal of attention due to the auspicious range of application nanobots can be used for. In a biomedical context, self-propelled swimmers hold promise to autonomously navigate to a desired location in an attempt to counteract cell/tissue defects either by releasing drugs or performing surgical tasks. The vast majority of prior reports deal with single engine assemblies, often utilizing fuel molecules which are considered as highly cytotoxic. Herein, we introduce two engines: 1) a motor which couples enzymes i...
March 22, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326729/-study-of-human-leucine-rich-amelogenin-peptide-and-its-regulation-of-mineralization-by-cryogenic-transmission-electron-microscopy
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Tian Kun, Feng Xiaoyun, Du Qin, Liao Chuhang, Ren Xiaohua
OBJECTIVE: Recombinant human leucine-rich amelogenin peptide (LRAP) was studied by cryogenic transmission electron microscopy (TEM); evaluation focused on its self-assembly and crystal growth in vitro. METHODS: Human LRAP was recombined through prokaryotic expression vector pCold-SUMO and transformed into Escherichia coli BL21plys to acquire purified proteins. Cryogen TEM recorded assembly and self-assembling of LRAP from pH 3.5 to pH 8.0, and the hydroxyapatite crystal growth in the mixture of LRAP protein solution and artificial saliva was observed using TEM and selected area electron diffraction...
February 1, 2017: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322363/the-potential-of-self-assembling-peptides-for-enhancement-of-in-vitro-remineralisation-of-white-spot-lesions-as-measured-by-quantitative-laser-fluorescence
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Luca Golland, Patrick R Schmidlin, Marc Schätzle
PURPOSE: To test the remineralisation potential of a single application of self-assembling peptides or acidic fluoride solution using quantitative light-induced fluorescence (QLF) in vitro. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Bovine enamel disks were prepared, and white spot lesions were created on one half of the disk with an acidic buffer solution. After demineralisation, disks were allocated into three groups of 11 specimens each. Group A served as a control group and received no treatment...
March 20, 2017: Oral Health & Preventive Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301944/orientation-and-characterization-of-immobilized-antibodies-for-improved-immunoassays-review
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Nicholas G Welch, Judith A Scoble, Benjamin W Muir, Paul J Pigram
Orientation of surface immobilized capture proteins, such as antibodies, plays a critical role in the performance of immunoassays. The sensitivity of immunodiagnostic procedures is dependent on presentation of the antibody, with optimum performance requiring the antigen binding sites be directed toward the solution phase. This review describes the most recent methods for oriented antibody immobilization and the characterization techniques employed for investigation of the antibody state. The introduction describes the importance of oriented antibodies for maximizing biosensor capabilities...
March 16, 2017: Biointerphases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301805/the-protective-role-of-plant-biophenols-in-mechanisms-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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REVIEW
Syed H Omar, Christopher J Scott, Adam S Hamlin, Hassan K Obied
Self-assembly of amyloid beta peptide (Aβ) into the neurotoxic oligomers followed by fibrillar aggregates is a defining characteristic of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Several lines of proposed hypotheses have suggested the mechanism of AD pathology, though the exact pathophysiological mechanism is not yet elucidated. The poor understanding of AD and multitude of adverse responses reported from the current synthetic drugs are the leading cause of failure in the drug development to treat or halt the progression of AD and mandate the search for safer and more efficient alternatives...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300592/new-peptide-inhibitors-modulate-the-self-assembly-of-islet-amyloid-polypeptide-residues-11-20-in-vitro
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Yexuan Mao, Lanlan Yu, Ran Yang, Chuanguo Ma, Lingbo Qu, Peter de B Harrington
The structural transition and misfolding of human islet amyloid polypeptide may cause a common metabolic disease Type 2 diabetes mellitus. Seventeen peptides have been synthesized, possessing different lengths, compositions, and peptide conformation. In this study, the mechanism of these peptides on inhibiting the formation of hIAPP11-20 amyloid fibrils was investigated using a conventional ThT fluorescence assay and microscale thermophoresis. The results showed that short peptides AT, SA, RF, KS, KT and KN, and cyclic peptides cyclic-KS, cyclic-KT and cyclic-KN displayed considerable inhibitory effect on hIAPP11-20 fibril formation and a strong affinity for hIAPP11-20...
March 11, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299937/noncovalent-protein-and-peptide-functionalization-of-single-walled-carbon-nanotubes-for-biodelivery-and-optical-sensing-applications
#14
Alessandra Antonucci, Justyna Kupis-Rozmysłowicz, Ardemis A Boghossian
The exquisite structural and optical characteristics of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs), combined with the tunable specificities of proteins and peptides, can be exploited to strongly benefit technologies with applications in fields ranging from biomedicine to industrial biocatalysis. The key to exploiting the synergism of these materials is designing protein/peptide-SWCNT conjugation schemes that preserve biomolecule activity while keeping the near-infrared optical and electronic properties of SWCNTs intact...
March 27, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296387/tumor-triggered-geometrical-shape-switch-of-chimeric-peptide-for-enhanced-in-vivo-tumor-internalization-and-photodynamic-therapy
#15
Kai Han, Jin Zhang, Weiyun Zhang, Shibo Wang, Luming Xu, Chi Zhang, Xianzheng Zhang, Heyou Han
Geometrical shape of nanoparticles plays an important role in cellular internalization. However, the applicability in tumor selective therapeutics is still scarcely reported. In this article, we designed a tumor extracellular acidity-responsive chimeric peptide with geometrical shape switch for enhanced tumor internalization and photodynamic therapy. This chimeric peptide could self-assemble into spherical nanoparticles at physiological condition. While at tumor extracellular acidic microenvironment, chimeric peptide underwent detachment of acidity-sensitive 2,3-dimethylmaleic anhydride groups...
March 28, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296382/human-%C3%AE-defensin-6-a-small-peptide-that-self-assembles-and-protects-the-host-by-entangling-microbes
#16
Phoom Chairatana, Elizabeth M Nolan
Human α-defensin 6 (HD6) is a 32-residue cysteine-rich peptide that contributes to innate immunity by protecting the host at mucosal sites. This peptide is produced in small intestinal Paneth cells, stored as an 81-residue precursor peptide named proHD6 in granules, and released into the lumen. One unusual feature of HD6 is that it lacks the broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity observed for other human α-defensins, including the Paneth cell peptide human α-defensin 5 (HD5). HD6 exhibits unprecedented self-assembly properties, which confer an unusual host-defense function...
March 15, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296345/a-cleavable-self-assembling-tag-strategy-for-preparing-proteins-and-peptides-with-an-authentic-n-terminus
#17
Qing Zhao, Bihong Zhou, Xianxing Gao, Lei Xing, Xu Wang, Zhanglin Lin
Recombinant protein expression and purification remains a central need for biotechnology. Herein, we report a streamlined protein and peptide purification strategy using short self-assembling peptides and a C-terminal cleavage intein. In this strategy, the fusion protein is first expressed as an aggregate induced by the self-assembling peptide. Upon simple separation, the target protein or peptide with an authentic N-terminus is then released in the solution by intein-mediated cleavage. Different combinations of four self-assembling peptides (ELK16, L6 KD, FK and FR) with three inteins (Sce VMA, Mtu ΔI-CM and Ssp DnaB) were explored...
March 15, 2017: Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293880/catalytic-amyloid-fibrils-that-bind-copper-to-activate-oxygen
#18
Alex Sternisha, Olga Makhlynets
Amyloid-like fibrils assembled from de novo designed peptides lock ligands in a conformation optimal for metal binding and catalysis in a manner similar to how metalloenzymes provide proper coordination environment through fold. These supramolecular assemblies efficiently catalyze p-nitrophenyl ester hydrolysis in the presence of zinc and phenol oxidation by dioxygen in the presence of copper. The resulting heterogeneous catalysts are inherently switchable, as addition and removal of the metal ions turns the catalytic activity on and off, respectively...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292179/cross-linking-approaches-to-tuning-the-mechanical-properties-of-peptide-%C3%AF-electron-hydrogels
#19
Wathsala Liyanage, Herdeline Ann M Ardoña, Hai-Quan Mao, John D Tovar
Self-assembling peptides are extensively exploited as bioactive materials in applications such as regenerative medicine and drug delivery despite the fact that their relatively weak noncovalent interactions often render them susceptible to mechanical destruction and solvent erosion. Herein, we describe how covalent cross-linking enhances the mechanical stability of self-assembling π-conjugated peptide hydrogels. We designed short peptide-chromophore-peptide sequences displaying different reactive functional groups that can form cross-links with appropriately modified bifunctional polyethylene glycol (PEG)-based small guest molecules...
March 15, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290125/reactive-landing-of-gramicidin-s-and-ubiquitin-ions-onto-activated-self-assembled-monolayer-surfaces
#20
Julia Laskin, Qichi Hu
Using mass-selected ion deposition combined with in situ infrared reflection absorption spectroscopy (IRRAS), we examined the reactive landing of gramicidin S and ubiquitin ions onto activated self-assembled monolayer (SAM) surfaces terminated with N-hydroxysuccinimidyl ester (NHS-SAM) and acyl fluoride (COF-SAM) groups. Doubly protonated gramicidin S, [GS + 2H](2+), and two charge states of ubiquitin, [U + 5H](5+) and [U + 13H](13+), were used as model systems, allowing us to explore the effect of the number of free amino groups and the secondary structure on the efficiency of covalent bond formation between the projectile ion and the surface...
March 13, 2017: Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry
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