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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055189/a-mannose-specific-c-type-lectin-from-fenneropenaeus-merguiensis-exhibited-antimicrobial-activity-to-mediate-shrimp-innate-immunity
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Phanthipha Runsaeng, Peerapong Puengyam, Prapaporn Utarabhand
Being one type of pattern recognition receptors (PRRs), lectins exhibit a crucial role in the defense mechanism of invertebrates which are deficient in an adaptive immune system. A new C-type lectin called FmLC3 was isolated from hepatopancreas of Fenneropenaeus merguiensis by cloning approaches, RT-PCR and 5' and 3' RACE (rapid amplification of cDNA ends). A full-length cDNA of FmLC3 contains 607 bp with one open reading frame of 480bp, encoding a 159-amino acids peptide. The predicted primary structure of FmLC3 is composed of a signal peptide, a carbohydrate recognition domain with an EPN motif and one Ca(2+) binding site-2, including a double-loop region assisted by two conserved disulfide linkages...
October 18, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054798/the-antimicrobial-peptide-nisin-z-induces-selective-toxicity-and-apoptotic-cell-death-in-cultured-melanoma-cells
#2
Angélique Lewies, Johannes Frederik Wentzel, Hayley van Dyk, Lissinda Hester Du Plessis
Reprogramming of cellular metabolism is now considered one of the hallmarks of cancer. Most malignant cells Reprogramming of cellular metabolism is now considered one of the hallmarks of cancer. Most malignant cells present with altered energy metabolism which is associated with elevated reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation. This is also evident for melanoma, the leading cause of skin cancer related deaths. Altered mechanisms affecting mitochondrial bioenergetics pose attractive targets for novel anti-cancer therapies...
October 17, 2017: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054471/innate-immunity-and-tolerance-toward-mitochondria
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Anthony Rongvaux
Mitochondria are intracellular organelles that originate from a bacterial symbiont, and they retain multiple features of this bacterial ancestry. The immune system evolved to detect the presence of invading pathogens, including bacteria, to eliminate them by a diversity of antimicrobial mechanisms and to mount long-term protective immunity. Due to their bacterial ancestry, mitochondria are sensed by the innate immune system, and trigger inflammatory responses comparable to those induced by pathogenic bacteria...
October 17, 2017: Mitochondrion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053635/differential-interaction-of-antimicrobial-peptides-with-lipid-structures-studied-by-coarse-grained-molecular-dynamics-simulations
#4
Galo E Balatti, Ernesto E Ambroggio, Gerardo D Fidelio, M Florencia Martini, Mónica Pickholz
In this work; we investigated the differential interaction of amphiphilic antimicrobial peptides with 1-palmitoyl-2-oleoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (POPC) lipid structures by means of extensive molecular dynamics simulations. By using a coarse-grained (CG) model within the MARTINI force field; we simulated the peptide-lipid system from three different initial configurations: (a) peptides in water in the presence of a pre-equilibrated lipid bilayer; (b) peptides inside the hydrophobic core of the membrane; and (c) random configurations that allow self-assembled molecular structures...
October 20, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052469/vitamin-d-and-l-isoleucine-promote-antimicrobial-peptide-hbd-2-production-in-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-from-elderly-individuals
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Julio E Castañeda-Delgado, Zajda Araujo, Irma Gonzalez-Curiel, Carmen J Serrano, Cesar Rivas Santiago, Jose A Enciso-Moreno, Bruno Rivas-Santiago
Elderly individuals are susceptible to develop infectious diseases; promoting innate immunity to prevent infections is a key issue. Human β-defensin-2 (hBD-2) is an antimicrobial peptide with antimicrobial and immunomodulatory properties. L-isoleucine and vitamin D are important molecules that induce hBD-2. The Aim of this study was to determine the use L-isoleucine and Vitamin D to induce hBD-2 in cells from healthy elderly individuals and elderly individuals with recurrent infections. We explored three groups: young adults (n = 20) used as control group, elderly adults (n = 18) and elderly with recurrent infections (n = 11)...
October 20, 2017: International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research. Journal International de Vitaminologie et de Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052326/effects-of-the-antimicrobial-peptide-protegrine-1-on-sperm-viability-and-bacterial-load-of-boar-seminal-doses
#6
S Sancho, M Briz, M Yeste, S Bonet, E Bussalleu
The presence of bacteria adversely affects boar sperm quality of seminal doses intended for artificial insemination. Currently, the most common measure to prevent bacteriospermia is the addition of antibiotics in semen extenders; however, mounting evidence shows that microbial resistance exists. A promising alternative to replace antibiotics are antimicrobial peptides. In this study, the effects of the antimicrobial peptide protegrine 1 (PG1) on the sperm viability and bacterial load of boar seminal doses were evaluated...
October 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051620/antimicrobial-peptide-loaded-gold-nanoparticle-dna-aptamer-conjugates-as-highly-effective-antibacterial-therapeutics-against-vibrio-vulnificus
#7
Boeun Lee, Jonggwan Park, Minkyung Ryu, Soochan Kim, Minju Joo, Ji-Hyun Yeom, Suk Kim, Yoonkyung Park, Kangseok Lee, Jeehyeon Bae
Vibrio vulnificus causes fatal infections in humans, and antibiotics are commonly used in treatment regimens against V. vulnificus infection. However, the therapeutic effects of antibiotics are limited by multidrug resistance. In this study, we demonstrated that an antimicrobial peptide (AMP), HPA3P(His), loaded onto a gold nanoparticle-DNA aptamer (AuNP-Apt) conjugate (AuNP-Apt-HPA3P(His)) is an effective therapeutic tool against V. vulnificus infection in vivo in mice. HPA3P(His) induced bacterial cell death through the disruption of membrane integrity of V...
October 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051342/-68-ga-nota-functionalized-ubiquicidin-cytotoxicity-biodistribution-radiation-dosimetry-and-first-in-human-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-imaging-of-infections
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Thomas Ebenhan, Mike Sathekge, Thabo Lenagana, Michel Koole, Olivier Gheysens, Thavendran Govender, Jan R Zeevaart
Ubiquicidin is an antimicrobial peptide (AMP) with great potential for nuclear imaging of infectious diseases as its cationic-rich fragment TGRAKRRMQYNRR (UBI) has been functionalized with 1,4,7-triazacyclononane-1,4,7-triacetic acid (NOTA) to allow complexation to Gallium-68 ((68)Ga-NOTA-UBI). We herein assess the cytotoxicity, radiation dosimetry for (68)Ga-NOTA-UBI and a first-in-human evaluation to diagnose infectious processes. Methods: Cytotoxicity was evaluated in green monkey kidney epithelial (Vero) cells and MT-4 leucocytes...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050026/new-preventive-approaches-part-i-functional-peptides-and-other-therapies-to-prevent-tooth-demineralization
#9
Marília Afonso Rabelo Buzalaf, Juliano Pelim Pessan
The limited effect of fluoride on root caries has prompted the study of new preventive therapies, which involve recently developed functional peptides, lasers, phosphate-based technologies, among several other approaches. Most of the specific peptides currently investigated have been developed based on the available information related to the protective action of salivary proteins, including statherin-derived peptides. Other peptides include 8DSS, self-assembling peptide P11-4, antimicrobial peptides, and casein phosphopeptides combined with amorphous calcium phosphate...
2017: Monographs in Oral Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049366/transgenic-expression-of-antimicrobial-peptide-d2a21-confers-resistance-to-diseases-incited-by-pseudomonas-syringae-pv-tabaci-and-xanthomonas-citri-but-not-candidatus-liberibacter-asiaticus
#10
Guixia Hao, Shujian Zhang, Ed Stover
Citrus Huanglongbing (HLB) associated with 'Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus' (Las) and citrus canker disease incited by Xanthomonas citri are the most devastating citrus diseases worldwide. To control citrus HLB and canker disease, we previously screened over forty antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) in vitro for their potential application in genetic engineering. D2A21 was one of the most active AMPs against X. citri, Agrobacterium tumefaciens and Sinorhizobium meliloti with low hemolysis activity. Therefore, we conducted this work to assess transgenic expression of D2A21 peptide to achieve citrus resistant to canker and HLB...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049321/determination-and-production-of-antimicrobial-compounds-by-aspergillus-clavatonanicus-strain-mj31-an-endophytic-fungus-from-mirabilis-jalapa-l-using-uplc-esi-ms-ms-and-td-gc-ms-analysis
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Vineet Kumar Mishra, Ajit Kumar Passari, Preeti Chandra, Vincent Vineeth Leo, Brijesh Kumar, Sivakumar Uthandi, Sugitha Thankappan, Vijai Kumar Gupta, Bhim Pratap Singh
Endophytic fungi associated with medicinal plants are reported as potent producers of diverse classes of secondary metabolites. In the present study, an endophytic fungi, Aspergillus clavatonanicus strain MJ31, exhibiting significant antimicrobial activity was isolated from roots of Mirabilis jalapa L., was identified by sequencing three nuclear genes i.e. internal transcribed spacers ribosomal RNA (ITS rRNA), 28S ribosomal RNA (28S rRNA) and translation elongation factor 1- alpha (EF 1α). Ethyl acetate extract of strain MJ31displayed significant antimicrobial potential against Bacillus subtilis, followed by Micrococccus luteus and Staphylococcus aureus with minimum inhibitory concentrations (MIC) of 0...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049008/exogenous-murine-antimicrobial-peptide-cramp-significantly-exacerbates-ovalbumin-induced-airway-inflammation-but-ameliorates-oxazolone-induced-intestinal-colitis-in-balb-c-mice
#12
Yang Li, Xiaojie Chu, Cunbao Liu, Weiwei Huang, Yufeng Yao, Ye Xia, Pengyan Sun, Qiong Long, Xuejun Feng, Kui Li, Xu Yang, Hongmei Bai, Wenjia Sun, Yanbing Ma
Cathelicidin has been reported to be multifunctional. The current study aimed to investigate the influences of exogenous cathelicidin-related antimicrobial peptide (CRAMP) on inflammatory responses in different disease models. In OVA-induced allergic airway inflammation, CRAMP significantly enhanced the infiltration of inflammatory cells and accumulation of proinflammatory Th2 cytokine IL-13 and IL-33 in bronchial alveolar lavage fluid (BALF), exacerbated lung tissue inflammation and airway goblet cell hyperplasia, and elevated OVA-specific IgE level in serum...
October 19, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047451/functionalization-of-bacterial-cellulose-wound-dressings-with-the-antimicrobial-peptide-%C3%AE%C2%B5-poly-l-lysine
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Marian Fürsatz, Mårten Skog, Petter Sivlér, Eleonor Palm, Christopher Aronsson, Andreas Skallberg, Grzegorz Greczynski, Hazem Khalaf, Torbjörn Bengtsson, Daniel Aili
Wound dressings based on bacterial cellulose (BC) can form a soft and conformable protective layer that can stimulate wound healing while preventing bacteria from entering the wound. Bacteria already present in the wound can, however, thrive in the moist environment created by the BC dressing which can aggravate the healing process. Possibilities to render the BC antimicrobial without affecting the beneficial structural and mechanical properties of the material would hence be highly attractive. Here we present methods for functionalization of BC with ε-Poly-L-Lysine (ε-PLL), a non-toxic biopolymer with broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity...
October 19, 2017: Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047302/a-self-assembled-clavanin-a-coated-amniotic-membrane-scaffold-for-the-prevention-of-biofilm-formation-by-ocular-surface-fungal-pathogens
#14
Santi M Mandal, Jahangir Khan, Denial Mahata, Suman Saha, Jayangshu Sengupta, Osmar N Silva, Subhayan Das, Mahitosh Mandal, Octavio L Franco
Amniotic membrane (AM) is frequently used in ophthalmologic surgery for rapid ocular surface reconstruction. Sometimes it may create a major problem with associated infections after biofilm formation over the membrane. To overcome this problem, AM was coated with the antimicrobial peptide clavanin A. The antifungal activity of clavanin A in the native and self-assembled form was determined against the common ocular surface pathogens Candida albicans, Aspergillus fumigatus, Alternaria sp. and Fusarium sp. Biofilm formation over the coated surface was significantly reduced in comparison with the uncoated membrane...
October 19, 2017: Biofouling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046671/generation-of-persister-cells-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-and-staphylococcus-aureus-by-chemical-treatment-and-evaluation-of-their-susceptibility-to-membrane-targeting-agents
#15
Lucia Grassi, Mariagrazia Di Luca, Giuseppantonio Maisetta, Andrea C Rinaldi, Semih Esin, Andrej Trampuz, Giovanna Batoni
Persister cells (PCs) are a subset of dormant, phenotypic variants of regular bacteria, highly tolerant to antibiotics. Generation of PCs in vivo may account for the recalcitrance of most chronic infections to antimicrobial treatment and demands for the identification of new antimicrobial agents able to target such cells. The present study explored the possibility to obtain in vitro PCs of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus at high efficiency through chemical treatment, and to test their susceptibility to structurally different antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) and two clinically used peptide-based antibiotics, colistin and daptomycin...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045898/peptidoglycan-sensing-receptors-trigger-the-formation-of-functional-amyloids-of-the-adaptor-protein-imd-to-initiate-drosophila-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling
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Anni Kleino, Nancy F Ramia, Gunes Bozkurt, Yanfang Shen, Himani Nailwal, Jing Huang, Johanna Napetschnig, Monique Gangloff, Francis Ka-Ming Chan, Hao Wu, Jixi Li, Neal Silverman
In the Drosophila immune response, bacterial derived diaminopimelic acid-type peptidoglycan binds the receptors PGRP-LC and PGRP-LE, which through interaction with the adaptor protein Imd leads to activation of the NF-κB homolog Relish and robust antimicrobial peptide gene expression. PGRP-LC, PGRP-LE, and Imd each contain a motif with some resemblance to the RIP Homotypic Interaction Motif (RHIM), a domain found in mammalian RIPK proteins forming functional amyloids during necroptosis. Here we found that despite sequence divergence, these Drosophila cryptic RHIMs formed amyloid fibrils in vitro and in cells...
October 17, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045819/disruption-of-the-epidermal-barrier-induces-regulatory-t-cells-via-il-33-in-mice
#17
Anika Bruhs, Ehrhardt Proksch, Thomas Schwarz, Agatha Schwarz
Disturbance of the epidermal barrier by UV radiation (UVR) is associated with the release of antimicrobial peptides and inflammatory cytokines for the purpose of a danger response. On the other hand, UVR causes immunosuppression via regulatory T cells (Treg) which limit the inflammatory reaction. The concurrent induction of antimicrobial peptides and Treg by UVR may represent a counter-regulatory mechanism in response to barrier disruption, preventing microbial superinfection and sensitization to contact allergens, respectively, both of which cross impaired epidermis more easily...
October 15, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044929/anticancer-activity-of-vmct1-analogs-against-mcf-7-cells
#18
Cibele Nicolaski Pedron, Gislaine Patricia Andrade, Roseli Hiromi Sato, Marcelo Der Torossian Torres, Giselle Cerchiaro, Anderson Orzari Ribeiro, Vani Xavier Oliveira Junior
Antimicrobial peptides are considered promising drug candidates due to their broad range of activity. VmCT1 (Phe-Leu-Gly-Ala-Leu-Trp-Asn-Val-Ala-Lys-Ser-Val-Phe-NH2 ) is an α-helical antimicrobial peptide that was obtained from the Vaejovis mexicanus smithi scorpion venom. Some of its analogs showed to be as antimicrobial as the wild type and they were designed for understanding the influence of physiochemical parameters on antimicrobial and hemolytic activity. Some cationic antimicrobial peptides exhibit anticancer activity so VmCT1 analogs were tested in order to verify the anticancer activity of this family of peptides...
October 17, 2017: Chemical Biology & Drug Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044786/unique-profile-of-antimicrobial-peptides-expression-in-polymorphic-light-eruption-lesions-compared-to-healthy-skin-atopic-dermatitis-and-psoriasis
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VijayKumar Patra, Gerlinde Mayer, Alexandra Gruber-Wackernagel, Michael Horn, Serena Lembo, Peter Wolf
BACKGROUND: Polymorphic light eruption (PLE) has been attributed to type IV, most likely delayed-type hypersensitivity response (adaptive immunity) but little is known on innate immunity, especially antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) in the disease. Abnormalities in AMP expression have been linked to pathological skin conditions such as atopic dermatitis (AD) and psoriasis. METHODS: AMP profiling was done in PLE skin samples (n,12) compared with that of healthy (n,13), atopic (n,6) and psoriatic skin (n,6)...
October 16, 2017: Photodermatology, Photoimmunology & Photomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043494/influence-of-proline-substitution-on-the-bioactivity-of-mammalian-derived-antimicrobial-peptide-nk-2
#20
Jiexi Yan, Xiaolei Liang, Chang Liu, Yuemei Cheng, Lanxia Zhou, Kairong Wang, Li Zhao
Multidrug-resistant bacteria are emerging as a global threat, making the search for alternative compounds urgent. Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) became a promising hotspot due to their distinct action mechanism and possibility to be used as an alternative or complement to traditional antibiotics. However, gaining a better understanding about the relationship between antimicrobial peptides structure and its bioactivity is crucial for the development of next generation of antimicrobial agents. NK-2, derived from mammalian protein NK-lysin, has potent antitumor and bactericidal abilities...
October 17, 2017: Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins
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