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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223648/antimicrobial-eugenol-loaded-electrospun-membranes-of-poly-%C3%AE%C2%B5-caprolactone-gelatin-incorporated-with-redv-for-vascular-graft-applications
#1
Zhenguang Li, Peiqiong Zhou, Fang Zhou, Yunhui Zhao, Lixia Ren, Xiaoyan Yuan
Confronted with the risk of stenosis and bacterial infection, vascular grafts are necessarily required with rapid endothelialization and antibacterial activity. In this work, dual-functional electrospun membranes of poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL)/gelatin were developed. A short active peptide, REDV, was covalently conjugated with a low molecular weight PCL to obtain REDV-PCL-REDV, which was introduced into the electrospun fibers to improve the adhesion and proliferation of vascular endothelial cells (VECs) on the electrospun membranes...
December 5, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223532/new-insights-into-the-influence-of-monofluorination-on-dimyristoylphosphatidylcholine-membrane-properties-a-solid-state-nmr-study
#2
Marie-Claude Gagnon, Erik Strandberg, Anne S Ulrich, Jean-François Paquin, Michèle Auger
Solid-state 19F NMR spectroscopy is a method of choice to study the interactions between lipid membranes and other molecules such as peptides, proteins or drugs. Numerous fluorine-labeled NMR probes have been developed over the last few years, especially fluorine-labeled peptides. In order to develop a new kind of NMR reporter molecule and a complementary approach to fluorine-labeling of peptides, we synthesized six monofluorinated derivatives of the lipid dimyristoylphosphatidylcholine (F-DMPC), with the fluorine atom located along the acyl chain linked to the central glycerol position...
December 6, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222981/fabrication-of-biocompatible-and-efficient-antimicrobial-porous-polymer-surfaces-by-the-breath-figures-approach
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Nelson Vargas-Alfredo, Enrique Martínez-Campos, Ana Santos-Coquillat, Ane Dorronsoro, Aitziber L Cortajarena, Adolfo Del Campo, Juan Rodríguez-Hernández
We designed and fabricated highly efficient and selective antibacterial substrates, i.e. surface non-cytotoxic against mammalian cells but exhibiting strong antibacterial activity. For that purpose, microporous substrates (pore sizes in the range of 3-5 μm) were fabricated using the Breath Figures approach (BFs). These substrates have additionally a defined chemical composition in the pore cavity (herein either a poly(acrylic acid) or the antimicrobial peptide Nisin) while the composition of the rest of the surface is identical to the polymer matrix...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222824/elevated-levels-of-the-antimicrobial-peptide-ll-37-in-hidradenitis-suppurativa-are-associated-with-a-th1-th17-immune-response
#4
R Thomi, C Schlapbach, N Yawalkar, D Simon, D Yerly, R E Hunger
Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is an inflammatory skin disease with poorly understood immunopathogenic mechanisms. LL-37 is an antimicrobial peptide, which is transcribed from the CAMP (cathelicidin antimicrobial peptide) gene. Previous reports showed upregulated levels of CAMP and LL-37 in HS lesions and therefore the aim of this study was to compare levels of LL-37 in HS to other inflammatory skin diseases and to establish immunomodulatory functions of LL-37 in HS. We confirm an upregulation of the LL-37 peptide in lesional HS skin with comparable levels as in psoriasis patients and are able to positively correlate the presence of LL-37 in HS with the presence of T cells, macrophages, neutrophils, IFNγ, IL-17, IL-23, TNFα, IL-32 and IL-1β...
December 8, 2017: Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219046/molecular-cloning-and-functional-characterization-of-antimicrobial-peptides-brevinin-1ulf-and-ulmin-1ula-in-the-skin-of-the-newly-classified-ryukyu-brown-frog-rana-ulma
#5
Daisuke Ogawa, Maki Mochitate, Maho Furukawa, Itaru Hasunuma, Tetsuya Kobayashi, Sakae Kikuyama, Shawichi Iwamuro
Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) were previously isolated from the skin of the Ryukyu brown frog Rana okinavana. However, this species has recently been reclassified as two species, i.e., Rana kobai and Rana ulma. As a result, it was determined that AMPs isolated from R. okinavana were in fact products of R. kobai, but not of R. ulma. In the present study, we collected skin samples from the species R. ulma and cloned twelve cDNAs encoding AMP precursors for the acyclic brevinin-1ULa--1ULf, the temporin-ULa-ULc, ranatuerin-2ULa, japonicin-1ULa, and a novel peptide using reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction techniques...
December 2017: Zoological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218506/in-silico-discovery-of-novel-ligands-for-antimicrobial-lipopeptides-for-computer-aided-drug-design
#6
REVIEW
Satya Eswari Jujjavarapu, Swasti Dhagat
The increase in antibiotic-resistant strains of pathogens has created havoc worldwide. These antibiotic-resistant pathogens require potent drugs for their inhibition. Lipopeptides, which are produced as secondary metabolites by many microorganisms, have the ability to act as potent safe drugs. Lipopeptides are amphiphilic molecules containing a lipid chain bound to the peptide. They exhibit broad-spectrum activities against both bacteria and fungi. Other than their antimicrobial properties, they have displayed anti-cancer properties as well, but their mechanism of action is not understood...
December 7, 2017: Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216563/synthesis-and-antimicrobial-activity-of-amino-acid-and-peptide-derivatives-of-mycophenolic-acid
#7
Agnieszka Siebert, Magdalena Wysocka, Beata Krawczyk, Grzegorz Cholewiński, Janusz Rachoń
The series of 16 novel amino acid and peptide mycophenolic acid (MPA) derivatives was obtained as potential antibacterial agents. Coupling of MPA with respective amines was optimized with condensing reagents such as EDCI/DMAP and T3P/TEA. Amino acid analogs were received both as methyl esters and also with the free carboxylic group. The biological activity of the products was tested on five references bacterial strains: Klebsiella pneumoniae ATCC 700603 (ESBL), Escherichia coli ATCC 8739, Pseudomonas aeruginosa ATCC 27853, Staphylococcus aureus MRSA ATCC 43300, Staphylococcus aureus MSSA ATCC 25923...
December 1, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214045/the-rumen-microbiome-an-underexplored-resource-for-novel-antimicrobial-discovery
#8
Linda B Oyama, Susan E Girdwood, Alan R Cookson, Narcis Fernandez-Fuentes, Florence Privé, Hannah E Vallin, Toby J Wilkinson, Peter N Golyshin, Olga V Golyshina, Ralf Mikut, Kai Hilpert, Jennifer Richards, Mandy Wootton, Joan E Edwards, Marc Maresca, Josette Perrier, Fionnuala T Lundy, Yu Luo, Mei Zhou, Matthias Hess, Hilario C Mantovani, Christopher J Creevey, Sharon A Huws
Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are promising drug candidates to target multi-drug resistant bacteria. The rumen microbiome presents an underexplored resource for the discovery of novel microbial enzymes and metabolites, including AMPs. Using functional screening and computational approaches, we identified 181 potentially novel AMPs from a rumen bacterial metagenome. Here, we show that three of the selected AMPs (Lynronne-1, Lynronne-2 and Lynronne-3) were effective against numerous bacterial pathogens, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)...
2017: NPJ Biofilms and Microbiomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214002/antibacterial-activity-of-poly-l-arginine-under-different-conditions
#9
Mohaddeseh Sepahi, Razieh Jalal, Mansour Mashreghi
Background and Objectives: Arginine-rich peptides are an important class of antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) that exert their antibacterial activity via a lytic mechanism. Although the antibacterial activity of arginine-rich peptides has been already evaluated, no reports have so far been evaluated the influence of reaction conditions on their antimicrobial potential. The aim of the present study was to investigate the influence of pH, temperature, and glycine on antibacterial activity of poly-l-arginine (PLA) with a molecular weight of 5-15 kDa against Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Staphylococcus aureus...
April 2017: Iranian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211886/bicarbonate-induces-high-level-resistance-to-the-human-antimicrobial-peptide-ll-37-in-staphylococcus-aureus-small-colony-variants
#10
Ping Zhang, John A Wright, Anna Tymon, Sean P Nair
Objectives: Staphylococcus aureus small colony variants (SCVs) cause persistent infections and are resistant to cationic antibiotics. Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) have been suggested as promising alternatives for treating antibiotic-resistant bacteria. We investigated the capacity of the human cationic AMP LL-37 to kill SCVs in the presence of physiological concentrations of bicarbonate, which are reported to alter bacterial membrane permeability and change resistance of bacteria to AMPs...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211710/moving-beyond-microbiome-wide-associations-to-causal-microbe-identification
#11
Neeraj K Surana, Dennis L Kasper
Microbiome-wide association studies have established that numerous diseases are associated with changes in the microbiota. These studies typically generate a long list of commensals implicated as biomarkers of disease, with no clear relevance to disease pathogenesis. If the field is to move beyond correlations and begin to address causation, an effective system is needed for refining this catalogue of differentially abundant microbes and to allow subsequent mechanistic studies. Here we demonstrate that triangulation of microbe-phenotype relationships is an effective method for reducing the noise inherent in microbiota studies and enabling identification of causal microbes...
December 6, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210028/antimicrobial-peptides-sourced-from-post-butter-processing-waste-yak-milk-protein-hydrolysates
#12
Jinjin Pei, Hai Jiang, Xinsheng Li, Wengang Jin, Yanduo Tao
Yak butter is one of the most important foods for the Tibetan people. Of note, its production yields waste yak milk as a by-product. In this work, waste yak milk protein hydrolysates made via Pepsin hydrolysis were shown to have antimicrobial activity. Furthermore, an innovative method of magnetic liposome adsorption combined with reversed-phase high performance liquid chromatography (RP-HPLC) was developed to screen for and purify the antimicrobial peptides. Two antimicrobial peptides were obtained and their amino acid sequences were determined by N-sequencing, namely Arg-Val-Met-Phe-Lys-Trp-Ala and Lys-Val-Ile-Ser-Met-Ile...
December 6, 2017: AMB Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209209/nonribosomal-peptides-from-marine-microbes-and-their-antimicrobial-and-anticancer-potential
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REVIEW
Shivankar Agrawal, Debabrata Acharya, Alok Adholeya, Colin J Barrow, Sunil K Deshmukh
Marine environments are largely unexplored and can be a source of new molecules for the treatment of many diseases such as malaria, cancer, tuberculosis, HIV etc. The Marine environment is one of the untapped bioresource of getting pharmacologically active nonribosomal peptides (NRPs). Bioprospecting of marine microbes have achieved many remarkable milestones in pharmaceutics. Till date, more than 50% of drugs which are in clinical use belong to the nonribosomal peptide or mixed polyketide-nonribosomal peptide families of natural products isolated from marine bacteria, cyanobacteria and fungi...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208979/induction-of-antimicrobial-peptides-secretion-by-il-1%C3%AE-enhances-human%C3%A2-amniotic-membrane-for-regenerative-medicine
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Fatemeh A Tehrani, Khashayar Modaresifar, Sara Azizian, Hassan Niknejad
Due to antibacterial characteristic, amnion has been frequently used in different clinical situations. Developing an in vitro method to augment endogenous antibacterial ingredient of amniotic epithelial and mesenchymal stem cells is desirable for a higher efficacy of this promising biomaterial. In this study, epithelial or mesenchymal side dependent effect of amniotic membrane (AM) on antibacterial activity against some laboratory and clinical isolated strains was investigated by modified disk diffusion method and colony count assay...
December 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208497/molecular-cloning-expression-promoter-analysis-and-functional-characterization-of-a-new-crustin-from-litopenaeus-vannamei
#15
Ming Li, Chunxia Ma, Haoyang Li, Jinxia Peng, Digang Zeng, Xiaohan Chen, Chaozheng Li
Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are the most important players in the innate immune system, providing a principal first-line of defense against the invading pathogens. Crustin, a type of whey acidic protein (WAP) domain-containing and cationic cysteine-rich AMP, can function in a protease inhibition or an effector molecule manner. In the present study, a new Crustin was cloned and identified from Pacific white shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei and designated as LvCrustinA. The full-length cDNA of LvCrustinA was 687 bp, with a 519 bp open reading frame (ORF) that encoded a peptide of 172 amino acids...
December 2, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208061/antichagasic-effect-of-crotalicidin-a-cathelicidin-like-vipericidin-found-in-crotalus-durissus-terrificus-rattlesnake-s-venom-gland
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Izabel Cristina Justino Bandeira, Danya Bandeira-Lima, Clarissa Perdigão Mello, Ticiana Praciano Pereira, Ramon Róseo Paula Pessoa Bezerra De Menezes, Tiago Lima Sampaio, Cláudio Borges Falcão, Gandhi Rádis-Baptista, Alice Maria Costa Martins
Cathelicidins are antimicrobial peptides produced by humans and animals in response to various pathogenic microbes. Crotalicidin (Ctn), a cathelicidin-related vipericidin from the South American Crotalus durissus terrificus rattlesnake's venom gland, and its fragments have demonstrated antimicrobial and antifungal activity, similarly to human cathelicidin LL-37. In order to provide templates for the development of modern trypanocidal agents, the present study evaluated the antichagasic effect of these four peptides (Ctn, Ctn[1-14], Ctn[15-34] and LL-37)...
December 6, 2017: Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207705/serum-vitamin-d-level-as-a-risk-factor-for-female-genital-tuberculosis-fgtb
#17
Swati Gautam, Amita Jain, Salman Akhtar, Apala Priyadarshini, Shyam Pyari Jaiswar
Introduction: Vitamin D is now known to be essential to Mycobacterium tuberculosis containment and killing through activation of 25-hydroxyvitamin-D receptors (VDRs) present on all immune cells or obtained from dietary food stuffs as either vitamin D3 or vegetable vitamin D2 (also known as ergocalciferol). Aim: To evaluate the association of serum vitamin D level between the Female Genital Tuberculosis (FGTB) cases and healthy controls. Materials and Methods: Total 120 cases and 120 controls enrolled for the study following inclusion and exclusion criteria...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207344/nod1-and-nod2-molecular-targets-in-prevention-and-treatment-of-infectious-diseases
#18
REVIEW
Mikhail V Pashenkov, Yulia A Dagil, Boris V Pinegin
Nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain (NOD) 1 and NOD2 are pattern-recognition receptors responsible for sensing fragments of bacterial peptidoglycan known as muropeptides. Stimulation of innate immunity by systemic or local administration of NOD1 and NOD2 agonists is an attractive means to prevent and treat infectious diseases. In this review, we discuss novel data concerning structural features of selective and non-selective (dual) NOD1 and NOD2 agonists, main signaling pathways and biological effects induced by NOD1 and NOD2 stimulation, including induction of pro-inflammatory cytokines, type I interferons and antimicrobial peptides, induction of autophagy, alterations of metabolism...
December 2, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206168/significance-and-diagnostic-role-of-antimicrobial-cathelicidins-ll-37-peptides-in-oral-health
#19
REVIEW
Zohaib Khurshid, Mustafa Naseem, Faris Yahya I Asiri, Maria Mali, Rabia Sannam Khan, Haafsa Arshad Sahibzada, Muhammad Sohail Zafar, Syed Faraz Moin, Erum Khan
Cathelicidins are a group of oral antimicrobial peptides that play multiple vital roles in the human body, such as their antimicrobial (broad spectrum) role against oral microbes, wound healing, and angiogenesis, with recent evidences about their role in cancer regulation. Cathelicidins are present in humans and other mammals as well. By complex interactions with the microenvironment, it results in pro-inflammatory effects. Many in vitro and in vivo experiments have been conducted to ultimately conclude that these unique peptides play an essential role in innate immunity...
December 5, 2017: Biomolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206070/efficacy-of-platelet-concentrates-in-bone-healing-a-systematic-review-on-animal-studies-part-b-large-size-animal-models
#20
Sabrina Marcazzan, Silvio Taschieri, Roberto Lodovico Weinstein, Massimo Del Fabbro
In the presence of large bone defects, delayed bone union, or nonunion and fractures, bone reconstruction may be necessary. Different strategies have been employed to enhance bone healing among which the use of autologous platelet concentrates (APCs). Due to the high content of platelets and platelet-derived bioactive molecules (e.g., growth factors, antimicrobial peptides), they are promising candidates to enhance bone healing. However, both preclinical and clinical studies produced contrasting results, mainly due to a high heterogeneity in study design, objectives, techniques adopted, and outcomes assessed...
December 5, 2017: Platelets
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