DEFENSINS found in azurophilic granules of neutrophils and in the secretory granules of intestinal PANETH CELLS.
Family of antimicrobial peptides that have been identified in humans, animals, and plants. They are thought to play a role in host defenses against infections, inflammation, wound repair, and acquired immunity.
DEFENSINS found mainly in epithelial cells.
Proteins that are present in blood serum, including SERUM ALBUMIN; BLOOD COAGULATION FACTORS; and many other types of proteins.
Small cationic peptides that are an important component, in most species, of early innate and induced defenses against invading microbes. In animals they are found on mucosal surfaces, within phagocytic granules, and on the surface of the body. They are also found in insects and plants. Among others, this group includes the DEFENSINS, protegrins, tachyplesins, and thionins. They displace DIVALENT CATIONS from phosphate groups of MEMBRANE LIPIDS leading to disruption of the membrane.
Plasma glycoprotein member of the serpin superfamily which inhibits TRYPSIN; NEUTROPHIL ELASTASE; and other PROTEOLYTIC ENZYMES.
Granular leukocytes having a nucleus with three to five lobes connected by slender threads of chromatin, and cytoplasm containing fine inconspicuous granules and stainable by neutral dyes.
The genetic complement of an organism, including all of its GENES, as represented in its DNA, or in some cases, its RNA.
Databases devoted to knowledge about specific genes and gene products.
Genetic loci associated with a QUANTITATIVE TRAIT.
Bacteria which lose crystal violet stain but are stained pink when treated by Gram's method.
One of the three domains of life (the others being Eukarya and ARCHAEA), also called Eubacteria. They are unicellular prokaryotic microorganisms which generally possess rigid cell walls, multiply by cell division, and exhibit three principal forms: round or coccal, rodlike or bacillary, and spiral or spirochetal. Bacteria can be classified by their response to OXYGEN: aerobic, anaerobic, or facultatively anaerobic; by the mode by which they obtain their energy: chemotrophy (via chemical reaction) or PHOTOTROPHY (via light reaction); for chemotrophs by their source of chemical energy: CHEMOLITHOTROPHY (from inorganic compounds) or chemoorganotrophy (from organic compounds); and by their source for CARBON; NITROGEN; etc.; HETEROTROPHY (from organic sources) or AUTOTROPHY (from CARBON DIOXIDE). They can also be classified by whether or not they stain (based on the structure of their CELL WALLS) with CRYSTAL VIOLET dye: gram-negative or gram-positive.
Descriptions of specific amino acid, carbohydrate, or nucleotide sequences which have appeared in the published literature and/or are deposited in and maintained by databanks such as GENBANK, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), National Biomedical Research Foundation (NBRF), or other sequence repositories.
An immunoassay utilizing an antibody labeled with an enzyme marker such as horseradish peroxidase. While either the enzyme or the antibody is bound to an immunosorbent substrate, they both retain their biologic activity; the change in enzyme activity as a result of the enzyme-antibody-antigen reaction is proportional to the concentration of the antigen and can be measured spectrophotometrically or with the naked eye. Many variations of the method have been developed.
Commercially prepared reagent sets, with accessory devices, containing all of the major components and literature necessary to perform one or more designated diagnostic tests or procedures. They may be for laboratory or personal use.
Binary classification measures to assess test results. Sensitivity or recall rate is the proportion of true positives. Specificity is the probability of correctly determining the absence of a condition. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)
Common name for the species Gallus gallus, the domestic fowl, in the family Phasianidae, order GALLIFORMES. It is descended from the red jungle fowl of SOUTHEAST ASIA.
A genus of deer, Rangifer, that inhabits the northern parts of Europe, Asia, and America. Caribou is the North American name; reindeer, the European. They are often domesticated and used, especially in Lapland, for drawing sleds and as a source of food. Rangifer is the only genus of the deer family in which both sexes are antlered. Most caribou inhabit arctic tundra and surrounding arboreal coniferous forests and most have seasonal shifts in migration. They are hunted extensively for their meat, skin, antlers, and other parts. (From Webster, 3d ed; Walker's Mammals of the World, 5th ed, p1397)
DNA molecules capable of autonomous replication within a host cell and into which other DNA sequences can be inserted and thus amplified. Many are derived from PLASMIDS; BACTERIOPHAGES; or VIRUSES. They are used for transporting foreign genes into recipient cells. Genetic vectors possess a functional replicator site and contain GENETIC MARKERS to facilitate their selective recognition.
Immunoglobulin molecules having a specific amino acid sequence by virtue of which they interact only with the ANTIGEN (or a very similar shape) that induced their synthesis in cells of the lymphoid series (especially PLASMA CELLS).
The property of antibodies which enables them to react with some ANTIGENIC DETERMINANTS and not with others. Specificity is dependent on chemical composition, physical forces, and molecular structure at the binding site.
Immunoglobulins produced in response to VIRAL ANTIGENS.
A process that changes the nucleotide sequence of mRNA from that of the DNA template encoding it. Some major classes of RNA editing are as follows: 1, the conversion of cytosine to uracil in mRNA; 2, the addition of variable number of guanines at pre-determined sites; and 3, the addition and deletion of uracils, templated by guide-RNAs (RNA, GUIDE).
All of the divisions of the natural sciences dealing with the various aspects of the phenomena of life and vital processes. The concept includes anatomy and physiology, biochemistry and biophysics, and the biology of animals, plants, and microorganisms. It should be differentiated from BIOLOGY, one of its subdivisions, concerned specifically with the origin and life processes of living organisms.
Lists of persons or organizations, systematically arranged, usually in alphabetic or classed order, giving address, affiliations, etc., for individuals, and giving address, officers, functions, and similar data for organizations. (ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983)
Software used to locate data or information stored in machine-readable form locally or at a distance such as an INTERNET site.
Disciplines concerned with the interrelationships of individuals in a social environment including social organizations and institutions. Includes Sociology and Anthropology.
Software designed to store, manipulate, manage, and control data for specific uses.
Critical and exhaustive investigation or experimentation, having for its aim the discovery of new facts and their correct interpretation, the revision of accepted conclusions, theories, or laws in the light of newly discovered facts, or the practical application of such new or revised conclusions, theories, or laws. (Webster, 3d ed)

Inactivation of the dlt operon in Staphylococcus aureus confers sensitivity to defensins, protegrins, and other antimicrobial peptides. (1/352)

Positively charged antimicrobial peptides with membrane-damaging activity are produced by animals and humans as components of their innate immunity against bacterial infections and also by many bacteria to inhibit competing microorganisms. Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus xylosus, which tolerate high concentrations of several antimicrobial peptides, were mutagenized to identify genes responsible for this insensitivity. Several mutants with increased sensitivity were obtained, which exhibited an altered structure of teichoic acids, major components of the Gram-positive cell wall. The mutant teichoic acids lacked D-alanine, as a result of which the cells carried an increased negative surface charge. The mutant cells bound fewer anionic, but more positively charged proteins. They were sensitive to human defensin HNP1-3, animal-derived protegrins, tachyplesins, and magainin II, and to the bacteria-derived peptides gallidermin and nisin. The mutated genes shared sequence similarity with the dlt genes involved in the transfer of D-alanine into teichoic acids from other Gram-positive bacteria. Wild-type strains bearing additional copies of the dlt operon produced teichoic acids with higher amounts of D-alanine esters, bound cationic proteins less effectively and were less sensitive to antimicrobial peptides. We propose a role of the D-alanine-esterified teichoic acids which occur in many pathogenic bacteria in the protection against human and animal defense systems.  (+info)

In vitro antibacterial activities of platelet microbicidal protein and neutrophil defensin against Staphylococcus aureus are influenced by antibiotics differing in mechanism of action. (2/352)

Thrombin-induced platelet microbicidal protein-1 (tPMP-1) and human neutrophil defensin-1 (HNP-1) are small, cationic antimicrobial peptides. These peptides exert potent in vitro microbicidal activity against a broad spectrum of human pathogens, including Staphylococcus aureus. Evidence suggests that tPMP-1 and HNP-1 target and disrupt the bacterial membrane. However, it is not yet clear whether membrane disruption itself is sufficient to kill the bacterium or whether subsequent, presumably intracellular, events are also involved in killing. We investigated the staphylocidal activities of tPMP-1 and HNP-1 in the presence or absence of pretreatment with antibiotics that differ in their mechanisms of action. The staphylocidal effects of tPMP-1 and HNP-1 on control cells (no antibiotic pretreatment) were rapid and concentration dependent. Pretreatment of S. aureus with either penicillin or vancomycin (bacterial cell wall synthesis inhibitors) significantly enhanced the anti-S. aureus effects of tPMP-1 compared with the effects against the respective control cells over the entire tPMP-1 concentration range tested (P < 0.05). Similarly, S. aureus cells pretreated with these antibiotics were more susceptible to HNP-1 than control cells, although the difference in the effects against cells that received penicillin pretreatment did not reach statistical significance (P < 0.05 for cells that received vancomycin pretreatment versus effects against control cells). Studies with isogenic pairs of strains with normal or deficient autolytic enzyme activities demonstrated that enhancement of S. aureus killing by cationic peptides and cell wall-active agents could not be ascribed to a predominant role of autolytic enzyme activation. Pretreatment of S. aureus cells with tetracycline, a 30S ribosomal subunit inhibitor, significantly decreased the staphylocidal effect of tPMP-1 over a wide peptide concentration range (0.16 to 1.25 microgram/ml) (P < 0.05). Furthermore, pretreatment with novobiocin (an inhibitor of bacterial DNA gyrase subunit B) and with azithromycin, quinupristin, or dalfopristin (50S ribosomal subunit protein synthesis inhibitors) essentially blocked the S. aureus killing resulting from exposure to tPMP-1 or HNP-1 at most concentrations compared with the effects against the respective control cells (P < 0.05 for a tPMP-1 concentration range of 0.31 to 1.25 microgram/ml and for an HNP-1 concentration range of 6.25 to 50 microgram/ml). These findings suggest that tPMP-1 and HNP-1 exert anti-S. aureus activities through mechanisms involving both the cell membrane and intracellular targets.  (+info)

Neutrophil defensins induce histamine secretion from mast cells: mechanisms of action. (3/352)

Defensins are endogenous antimicrobial peptides stored in neutrophil granules. Here we report that a panel of defensins from human, rat, guinea pig, and rabbit neutrophils all have histamine-releasing activity, degranulating rat peritoneal mast cells with EC50 ranging from 70 to 2500 nM, and between 45 and 60% of the total histamine released. The EC50 for defensin-induced histamine secretion correlates with their net basic charge at neutral pH. There is no correlation between histamine release and antimicrobial potency. Degranulation induced by defensins has characteristics similar to those of activation by substance P. The maximum percent histamine release is achieved in <10 s, and it can be markedly inhibited by pertussis toxin (100 ng/ml) and by pretreatment of mast cells with neuraminidase. These properties differ from those for degranulation induced by IgE-dependent Ag stimulation and by the calcium ionophore A23187. GTPase activity, a measure of G protein activation, was induced in a membrane fraction from mast cells following treatment with defensin. Thus, neutrophil defensins are potent mast cell secretagogues that act in a manner similar to substance P and 48/80, through a rapid G protein-dependent response that is mechanistically distinct from Ag/IgE-dependent mast cell activation. Defensins may provide important pathways for communication between neutrophils and mast cells in defenses against microbial agents and in acute inflammatory responses.  (+info)

Isolation, characterization, cDNA cloning, and antimicrobial properties of two distinct subfamilies of alpha-defensins from rhesus macaque leukocytes. (4/352)

Experiments to isolate and characterize rhesus macaque myeloid alpha-defensins (RMADs) were conducted. Seven RMAD peptides were isolated and sequenced, and the cDNAs encoding six of these peptides and one other alpha-defensin from bone marrow were also characterized. Four of the RMADs were found to be highly similar to human neutrophil alpha-defensins HNP-1 to HNP-3, while the remaining four peptides were much more similar to human enteric alpha-defensin HD-5. Two alpha-defensin pairs differed only by the presence or absence of an additional arginine at the amino termini of their mature peptides, indicative of alternate posttranslational processing. The primary translation products of RMAD-1 to -8 are 94- and 96-amino-acid prepropeptides that are highly similar to those of human alpha-defensins. Immunolocalization experiments revealed a granular cytoplasmic pattern in the cytoplasms of neutrophils, indistinguishable from the pattern observed after immunostaining of human myeloid alpha-defensins in polymorphonuclear leukocytes. Each of the purified peptides was tested for its in vitro activities against Staphylococcus aureus 502a, Listeria monocytogenes EGD, Escherichia coli ML35, and Cryptococcus neoformans 271A. Several of the peptides were microbicidal for the gram-positive bacteria and C. neoformans at defensin concentrations in the range of 2 to 5 microM. All of the peptides were bacteriostatic against E. coli, but none were bactericidal for this organism. This study is the first to characterize the sequences and activities of alpha-defensins from nonhuman primates, data that should aid in delineating the role of these peptides in rhesus macaque host defense.  (+info)

Protective immunity against Streptococcus mutans infection in mice after intranasal immunization with the glucan-binding region of S. mutans glucosyltransferase. (5/352)

Here we present the construction and characterization of a chimeric vaccine protein combining the glucan-binding domain (GLU) of the gtfB-encoded water-insoluble glucan-synthesizing glucosyltransferase enzyme (GTF-I) from Streptococcus mutans and thioredoxin from Escherichia coli, which increases the solubility of coexpressed recombinant proteins and stimulates proliferation of murine T cells. The protective potential of intranasal (i.n.) immunization with this chimeric immunogen was compared to that of the GLU polypeptide alone in a mouse infection model. Both immunogens were able to induce statistically significant mucosal (salivary and vaginal) and serum responses (P < 0.01) which were sustained to the end of the study (experimental day 100). Following infection with S. mutans, sham-immunized mice maintained high levels of this cariogenic organism ( approximately 60% of the total oral streptococci) for at least 5 weeks. In contrast, animals immunized with the thioredoxin-GLU chimeric protein (Thio-GLU) showed significant reduction (>85%) in S. mutans colonization after 3 weeks (P < 0.05). The animals immunized with GLU alone required 5 weeks to demonstrate significant reduction (>50%) of S. mutans infection (P < 0.05). Evaluation of dental caries activity at the end of the study showed that mice immunized with either Thio-GLU or GLU had significantly fewer carious lesions in the buccal enamel or dentinal surfaces than the sham-immunized animals (P < 0.01). The protective effects against S. mutans colonization and caries activity following i.n. immunization with GLU or Thio-GLU are attributed to the induced salivary immunoglobulin A (IgA) anti-GLU responses. Although in general Thio-GLU was not significantly better than GLU alone in stimulating salivary IgA responses and in protection against dental caries, the finding that the GLU polypeptide alone, in the absence of any immunoenhancing agents, is protective against disease offers a promising and safe strategy for the development of a vaccine against caries.  (+info)

Imaging of bacterial infections with 99mTc-labeled human neutrophil peptide-1. (6/352)

This study was undertaken to evaluate whether 99mTc-labeled human neutrophil peptide (HNP)-1 can be used as a tracer for rapid visualization of bacterial infections. METHODS: Mice were injected intramuscularly with 1 million Staphylococcus aureus or Klebsiella pneumoniae organisms and 5 min later were injected intravenously with 0.4 microg (0.8 MBq) 99mTc-HNP-1. At various intervals, detailed information about clearance and accumulation of this tracer at sites of infection and in various organs was obtained by scintigraphy. 99mTc-labeled immunoglobulin G (IgG), an established marker of infection and inflammation, was used for comparison. RESULTS: After injection into S. aureus- or K. pneumoniae-injected mice, 99mTC-HNP-1 was rapidly removed from the circulation, mainly through the kidneys and bladder, with half-lives of 170 and 55 min, respectively. Similar half-lives were observed for 99mTc-IgG in these animals. Visualization of foci with S. aureus or K. pneumoniae, as indicated by a ratio of 1.3 or higher between the targeted thigh muscle (containing bacteria) and the nontargeted (contralateral) thigh muscle (T/NT), was already achieved 5 min after injection of 99mTc-HNP-1. Similar T/NTs for 99mTc-IgG were obtained 4 h after injection of the tracer, indicating that imaging of foci of bacteria with 99mTc-HNP-1 is much faster than with 99mTc-IgG. To obtain insight into factors that contribute to accumulation of 99mTc-HNP-1 at sites of infection, the binding of this tracer to bacteria and leukocytes was assessed using a peritoneal infection model. Binding of 99mTC-HNP-1 to bacteria was approximately 1000 times higher than binding to leukocytes. Although the number of bacteria in the peritoneum was 1000-fold lower than the number of leukocytes, a significant correlation between binding of 99mTc-HNP-1 to bacteria on the one hand and accumulation of tracer on the other was still found, in contrast to 99mTc-IgG. CONCLUSION: 99mTc-HNP-1 allows rapid visualization of bacterial infections. Binding of this tracer to bacteria most likely contributes significantly to the accumulation of 99mTc-HNP-1 at sites of infection.  (+info)

Engineered salt-insensitive alpha-defensins with end-to-end circularized structures. (7/352)

We designed a retro-isomer and seven circularized "beta-tile" peptide analogs of a typical rabbit alpha-defensin, NP-1. The analogs retained defensin-like architecture after the characteristic end-to-end, Cys(3,31) (C I:C VI), alpha-defensin disulfide bond was replaced by a backbone peptide bond. The retro-isomer of NP-1 was as active as the parent compound, suggesting that overall topology and amphipathicity governed its antimicrobial activity. A beta-tile design with or without a single cross-bracing disulfide bond sufficed for antimicrobial activity, and some of the analogs retained activity against Escherichia coli and Salmonella typhimurium in NaCl concentrations that rendered NP-1 inactive. The new molecules had clustered positive charges resembling those in protegrins and tachyplesins, but were less cytotoxic. Such simplified alpha-defensin analogs minimize problems encountered during the oxidative folding of three-disulfide defensins. In addition, they are readily accessible to a novel thia zip cyclization procedure applicable to large unprotected peptide precursors of 31 amino acids in aqueous solutions. Collectively, these findings provide new and improved methodology to create salt-insensitive defensin-like peptides for application against bacterial diseases.  (+info)

Role of CCAAT/enhancer-binding protein site in transcription of human neutrophil peptide-1 and -3 defensin genes. (8/352)

The human neutrophil defensins (human neutrophil peptides (HNPs)), major components of azurophilic granules, contribute to innate and acquired host immunities through their potent antimicrobial activities and ability to activate T cells. Despite being encoded by nearly identical genes, HNP-1 is more abundant in the granules than HNP-3. We investigated the regulation of HNP-1 and HNP-3 expression at the transcriptional level using a promyelocytic HL-60 cell line. Luciferase analysis showed that transcriptional levels of HNP-1 and HNP-3 promoters were equivalent and that an approximately 200-bp region identical between promoters was sufficient for transcriptional activity. Furthermore, overlapping CCAAT/enhancer-binding protein (C/EBP) and c-Myb sites in the region were found to be required for efficient transcription. Gel mobility shift assay demonstrated that C/EBPalpha predominantly bound to the C/EBP/c-Myb sites using HL-60 nuclear extracts. No specific binding to C/EBP/c-Myb sites was observed in nuclear extracts from mature neutrophils, which expressed neither C/EBPalpha protein nor HNP mRNAs. Taken together, these findings suggest that the difference in the amounts of HNP-1 and HNP-3 peptides in neutrophils is caused by posttranscriptional regulation and that C/EBPalpha plays an important role in the transcription of HNP genes in immature myeloid cells.  (+info)

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|i|Objective|/i|: Human neutrophil peptides (HNPs) -1, -2 and -3 are significantly upregulated and were reported as biomarkers in gastric cancer (GC). However, the tissue location and function of HNPs 1-3 are still unclear in GC, and the spatial distribution of the triad needs to be disclosed. The aims of this study were to investigate the distribution and relationships among HNPs-1, -2 and -3, and assess whether infiltrated neutrophils accumulate in gastric tumor.|i|Methods|/i|: In this study, paired samples (|i|n|/i|=33) of the GC tissues and adjacent normal tissues from the same patients were obtained from surgery. Expression of HNPs 1-3 were detected by matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS). The distributions of the HNPs 1-3 in GC tissues were investigated. After verification of HNPs-1 by immunohistochemistry, infiltrated neutrophils were also detected. Then, an in vitro assay was used to observe the binding capacity and measure the cytotoxic
Researchers: Findings about innate peptide may offer new avenue of research for combating HIV, other viruses. Human defensins, aptly named antimicrobial peptides, are made in immune system cells and epithelial cells (such as skin cells and cells that line the gut). One of these peptides, human neutrophil peptide 1, under certain circumstances hinders HIV infection, but exactly how it works remains unclear.. HIV entry into mature T-helper cells (cells essential to the immune system) proceeds by attachment of the virus to specific targets on T-helper cells, uptake of the virus, fusion of its envelope with the cell membranes, and release of the virus into the cells. In a forthcoming Journal of Biological Chemistry Paper of the Week, Gregory Melikyan at Emory University and colleagues investigated the ability of human neutrophil peptide 1 to impede each step of this process.. Using model cell lines, Melikyans group showed that human neutrophil peptide 1 effectively prevented HIV entry into cells in ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Cloning and expression of human defensin HNP-1 genomic DNA in Escherichia coli. AU - Takemura, Hiromu. AU - Kaku, Mitsuo. AU - Kohno, Shigeru. AU - Tanaka, Hironori. AU - Yoshida, Ryoji. AU - Ishida, Kazuo. AU - Mizukane, Ryusuke. AU - Koga, Hironobu. AU - Hara, Kohei. AU - Usui, Toshiaki. AU - Ezaki, Takayuki. N1 - Copyright: Copyright 2017 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.. PY - 1996/6. Y1 - 1996/6. N2 - We amplified a 181 bp DNA fragment encoding HNP-1 from genomic DNA of human polymorphonucleated neutrophils by PCR. Sequencing of this fragment revealed thai it only contained the mature protein coding region of HNP-1 and no intron was found in the sequences. The PCR product of HNP-1 genomic DNA was then cloned and expressed in Escherichia coli as a fusion protein with Schistosoma japonicum glutathione S-transferase (the GST-HNP-1 fusion protein). The GST-HNP-1 fusion protein was expressed as insoluble inclusion bodies, so they were collected and solubilized in 8 M urea. ...
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A team of researchers led by UC Davis Health System has found that human alpha-defensin 6 (HD6) - a key component of the bodys innate defense system - binds to microbial surfaces and forms nanonets that surround, entangle and disable microbes, preventing bacteria from attaching to or invading intestinal cells.
Defensins are effectors of the innate immune response with potent antibacterial activity. Their role in antiviral immunity, particularly for non-enveloped viruses, is poorly understood. We recently found that human alpha-defensins inhibit human adenovirus (HAdV) by preventing virus uncoating and rel …
Inflammation is a vital physiological process that protects our bodies from harmful foreign organisms and inorganic substances, but in excess, it can lead to many pathological complications. One of its main functions is to provide phagocytic cells, such as neutrophils, easy access to the site of infection or injury, ultimately disabling the pathogens ability to invade and establish colonies. It does this by stimulating macrophages to secrete proinflammatory cytokines that attract phagocytic cells and initiate their activity. In the article, Neutrophil-derived alpha defensins control inflammation by inhibiting macrophage mRNA translation the authors found that HNP1 (Human Neutrophil Peptide 1) released from dying neutrophils actually inhibits translation of proteins within macrophages, in turn reducing the amount of cytokines that they secrete and slowing the process of inflammation. In the study Defensins and cathelicidins: Neutrophil peptides with roles in inflammation, hyperlipidemia and ...
Early onset of lung injury is considerable common after cardiac surgery and is associated with increasing in morbidity and mortality, but current clinical predictors for the occurrence of this complication always have limited positive warning value. This study aimed to evaluate whether elevated plasma levels of human neutrophil peptides (HNPs) 1-3 herald impaired lung function in infants and young children after cardiac surgery necessitating cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). Consecutive children younger than 3 years old who underwent cardiac surgery were prospectively enrolled. Plasma concentrations of HNPs 1-3 and inflammatory cytokines were measured before, and immediately after CPB, as well as at 1 h, 12 h, and 24 h after CPB. Thirty patients were enrolled, 18 (60%) of whom were infants. Plasma levels of HNPs 1-3 and the pro-inflammatory cytokine interleukin-6 (IL-6) significantly increased immediately after CPB (P | 0.001), while IL-8 increased 1 h after the CPB operation (P = 0.002). The anti
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Moreover the human α-Defensin human neutrophil peptide 1 was revealed to show anti-HIV activity. HNP-one inhibits the binding of the virus to its coreceptor , the endocytosis of the virus into the target cell as well as the release of the HIV-genome from the endosome into the cytoplasm. Even so HNP-one did not inhibit the endocytosis of Influenza A virus displaying some selectivity of the AMPs in their tropism. These final results evidently demonstrate that defensins not only screen antimicrobial activity but in addition are lively from viruses as nicely.Bactericidal/permeability-increasing protein belongs to the class of AMPs. In distinction to the over mentioned defensins BPI owing to the 55 kDa molecular measurement of the protein is structurally significantly a lot more intricate than the peptides, which are in the selection of 3-five kDa. The BPI protein loved ones contains of far more than ten associates but only BPI alone displays a powerful antimicrobial exercise. BPI functions ...
In acute inflammation, infiltrating polymorphonuclear leukocytes (also known as PMNs) release preformed granule proteins having multitudinous effects on the surrounding environment. Here we present what we believe to be a novel role for PMN-derived proteins in bacterial phagocytosis by both human and murine macrophages. Exposure of macrophages to PMN secretion markedly enhanced phagocytosis of IgG-opsonized Staphylococcus aureus both in vitro and in murine models in vivo. PMN secretion activated macrophages, resulting in upregulation of the Fcγ receptors CD32 and CD64, which then mediated the enhanced phagocytosis of IgG-opsonized bacteria. The phagocytosis-stimulating activity within the PMN secretion was found to be due to proteins released from PMN primary granules; thorough investigation revealed heparin-binding protein (HBP) and human neutrophil peptides 1-3 (HNP1-3) as the mediators of the macrophage response to PMN secretion. The use of blocking antibodies and knockout mice revealed that ...
Responding to a test challenge: I clearly stated that The ciliary epithelial cells produce antimicrobial peptides like beta-defensins. On page 6 it states that the Primary granules in neutrophils contain myeloperoxidase enzyme, lysozyme and alpha-defensins. The statement indicating that neutrophils produce alpha-defensins is again reiterated in the same page. I appreciate the fact that you did a literature search and found an article from 1995 demonstrating defensin production from macrophages. This is an outdated report. There are more than 292 research articles reporting the production of alpha-defensins by neutrophils. I have pasted the PubMed link below. The challenge is denied. ...
Neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) have been implicated in the pathogenesis of systemic Lupus erythematosus (SLE), since netting neutrophils release potentially immunogenic autoantigens including histones, LL37, human neutrophil peptide (HNP), and self-DNA. In turn, these NETs activate plasmacytoid dendritic cells resulting in aggravation of inflammation and disease. How suppression of NET formation can be targeted for treatment has not been reported yet. Signal Inhibitory Receptor on Leukocytes-1 (SIRL-1) is a surface molecule exclusively expressed on phagocytes. We recently identified SIRL-1 as a negative regulator of human neutrophil function. Here, we determine whether ligation of SIRL-1 prevents the pathogenic release of NETs in SLE. Peripheral blood neutrophils from SLE patients with mild to moderate disease activity and healthy donors were freshly isolated. NET release was assessed spontaneously or after exposure to anti-neutrophil antibodies or plasma obtained from SLE patients. The ...
Pausch, Thomas; Adolph, Sarah; Felix, Klaus; Bauer, Andrea S.; Bergmann, Frank; Werner, Jens; Hartwig, Werner (2018): Antimicrobial Peptide Human Neutrophil Peptide 1 as a Potential Link Between Chronic Inflammation and Ductal Adenocarcinoma of the Pancreas. In: Pancreas, Vol. 47, No. 5: pp. 561-567 [PDF, 558kB] ...
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Results: In this study, a region flanking the DEFA1A3 locus was sequenced across 120 independent haplotypes with European ancestry, identifying five common classes of DEFA1A3 haplotype. Assigning DEFA1A3 class to haplotypes within the 1000 Genomes project highlights a significant difference in DEFA1A3 class frequencies between populations with different ancestry. The features of each DEFA1A3 class, for example, the associated DEFA1A3 copy numbers, were initially assessed in a European cohort (n = 599) and replicated in the 1000 Genomes samples, showing within-class similarity, but between-class and between-population differences in the features of the DEFA1A3 locus. Emulsion haplotype fusion-PCR was used to generate 61 structural haplotypes at the DEFA1A3 locus, showing a high within-class similarity in structure ...
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Bruhn O, Regenhard P, Michalek M, Paul S, Gelhaus C, Jung S, Thaller G, Podschun R, Leippe M, Grötzinger J, Kalm E (2007); Biochem J., 407(2):267-76. doi: 10.1042/BJ20070747. ...
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As components of the innate immune system, antimicrobial peptides in the form of human defensins play an important role in host defense by serving as the epithelial layers biochemical barrier against local infections. Recent studies have shown these molecules to have far more additional cellular functions besides their antimicrobial activity. Defensins play a role in cell division, attraction and maturation of immune cells, differentiation and reorganization of epithelial tissues, wound healing and tumor suppression. This multitude of function makes human defensins appear to be excellent tools for therapeutic approaches. These antimicrobial peptides may be used directly as a remedy against bacterial and viral infections. Furthermore, the application of human defensins can be used to promote wound healing and epithelial reorganization. In particular, human β-defensins have a strong impact on osteoblast proliferation and differentiation. Human β-defensins have already been applied as a vaccination
Antimicrobial polypeptides such as the defensins kill a wide range of organisms, including bacteria, fungi, viruses, and tumor cells. Because of the recent finding that intestinal defensins, also known as cryptdins, are synthesized by the Paneth cells of the small intestinal crypts and released into the lumen, we asked whether defensins and other small cationic antimicrobial peptides could kill the trophozoites of Giardia lamblia, which colonize the small intestine. Four mouse cryptdins, two neutrophil defensins (HNP-1 [human] and NP-2 [rabbit]), and the unique tryptophan-rich bovine neutrophil polypeptide indolicidin each had some antigiardial activity against trophozoites in vitro. Cryptdins 2 and 3, indolicidin, and NP-2 each reduced viability by more than 3 log units in 2 h, and killing by all peptides was dose and time dependent. Exposure of trophozoites to peptides frequently resulted in cell aggregation and dramatic changes in morphology. The mechanism of binding and lysis appeared to ...
A method of diagnosing a urinary tract infection in a subject is described. The method includes obtaining a urine sample from the subject; determining the level of human α-defensin 5 (HD5) and/or human neutrophil peptides (HNP)1-3 in the urine sample and comparing it to a corresponding control value; and diagnosing the subject as having a urinary tract infection if the level of HD5 and/or HNP1-3 is greater than the control value. Kits for diagnosing a urinary tract infection in a subject using antibodies specific for HD5 and HNP1-3 are also described.
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Defensins are antimicrobial peptides that contribute broadly to innate immunity, including protection of mucosal tissues. Human α-defensin (HD) 6 is highly expressed by secretory Paneth cells of the small intestine. However, in contrast to the other defensins, it lacks appreciable bactericidal activity. Nevertheless, we report here that HD6 affords protection against invasion by enteric bacterial pathogens in vitro and in vivo. After stochastic binding to bacterial surface proteins, HD6 undergoes ordered self-assembly to form fibrils and nanonets that surround and entangle bacteria. This self-assembly mechanism occurs in vivo, requires histidine-27, and is consistent with x-ray crystallography data. These findings support a key role for HD6 in protecting the small intestine against invasion by diverse enteric pathogens and may explain the conservation of HD6 throughout Hominidae evolution.. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Human β-defensin 2 is expressed and associated with Mycobacterium tuberculosis during infection of human alveolar epithelial cells. AU - Rivas-Santiago, Bruno. AU - Schwander, Stephan K.. AU - Sarabia, Carmen. AU - Diamond, Gill. AU - Klein-Patel, Marcia E.. AU - Hernandez-Pando, Rogelio. AU - Ellner, Jerrold J.. AU - Sada, Eduardo. PY - 2005/8. Y1 - 2005/8. N2 - To determine the role of human β-defensin 2 (HBD-2) in human tuberculosis, we studied the in vitro induction of HBD-2 gene expression by Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Rv infection in the human lung epithelial cell line A549, in alveolar macrophages (AM), and in blood monocytes (MN) by reverse transcription-PCR. We also studied the induction of HBD-2 gene expression by mannose lipoarabinomannan (manLAM) from M. tuberculosis. Intracellular production of HBD-2 peptide was detected by immunocytochemistry and electron microscopy. Our results demonstrated that there was induction of HBD-2 mRNA in A549 cells after infection ...
Background - Burns is a complex condition requiring assessment and addressing of both the wound and the patient in a holistic way. In spite of tremendous improvements in burn care, infection continues to remain an important cause of morbidity and mortality. Human Β Defensins (HBD) are a group of recently discovered antimicrobial peptides. The main subtypes include HBD1, 2 and 3 and are individually known to have other functions apart from being anti-microbial. Some of these are inherently expressed while others are induced in response to microbial challenge. Aims - The aim of the current PhD was to understand the pattern of expression of HBDs in acute burns, their source of expression, and factors influencing the expression, with a view to use these peptides as therapeutic agents in future. Methods - The expression of HBD1, 2 & 3 was determined at mRNA and protein levels in acute burn wounds of different burn durations, using real time rt-PCR and immunohistochemistry, respectively. The ...
Cole was recently awarded about $4 million of National Institutes of Health grants through 2011 for the HIV-1 research and similar studies. The grants were provided through the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; National Institute of Child Health and Human Development; and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.. Cole started his research into theta-defensins at the University of California, Los Angeles, before he moved to UCF in 2003. Drs. Otto Yang and Robert Lehrer, infectious disease specialists at UCLA, and researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and Emory University are collaborating with Cole.. There are three classes of defensin peptides, and most research around the world has focused on alpha and beta defensins, the two types that humans still make. Cole studies theta-defensins called retrocyclins, which are no longer made by humans or advanced primates such as chimpanzees. However, theta-defensins are more active against HIV-1 than the other two types of ...
The epithelial cells lining the intestinal mucosa separate the underlying tissue from components of the intestinal lumen. Innate immunity mediated by intestinal epithelial cells (IECs) provides rapid protective functions against microorganisms. Innate immunity also participates in orchestrating adaptive immunity. Key components in innate defence are defensins.. To study the production of defensins and how it is affected by intestinal inflammation IECs were isolated from the small and large intestines of patients suffering from ulcerative colitis (UC), Crohn´s disease (MbC), celiac disease (CD), and from controls, and analyzed by quantitative RT-PCR (qRT-PCR) and immunoflow cytometry. Defensin expressing cells were also studied by in situ hybridization and immunohistochemistry.. Normally, only small intestinal Paneth cells express human α-defensin 5 (HD-5) and HD-6. In UC colon IECs, HD-5, HD-6, and lysozyme mRNAs were expressed at high levels. In Crohn´s colitis colon the levels of HD-5 and ...
We critically examined the proposed role of Paneth cells in the Lgr5+ CBC niche, using Atoh1 conditional-null mice to eliminate Paneth cells totally and reliably. We used Lgr5GFP-IRES-CreER mice to visualize CBCs through native GFP staining and, separately, Lgr5CreER and Villin-CreER mouse strains to delete Atoh1 in a mosaic and nonmosaic fashion, respectively. Lgr5Cre-mediated Atoh1 loss removed Paneth cells within 2 mo of tamoxifen exposure, and Villin-Cre-mediated Atoh1 deletion eliminated Paneth cells within 2 wk; both strains confirmed a role for Atoh1 in Paneth cell maintenance. In the ensuing absence of Paneth cells, Lgr5+ CBCs occupied the Paneth cell zone, proliferated robustly, and reconstituted the full villus epithelium. Thus, adult mouse Lgr5+ CBCs survive, replicate, and self-renew without Paneth cells, which therefore are not obligatory constituents of the intestinal stem-cell niche. Moreover, Atoh1-null intestines routinely showed GFP+ CBCs clustered without intervening GFP− ...
Differentiated epithelial cells of the INTESTINAL MUCOSA, found in the basal part of the intestinal crypts of Lieberkuhn. Paneth cells secrete GROWTH FACTORS, digestive enzymes such as LYSOZYME and antimicrobial peptides such as cryptdins (ALPHA-DEFENSINS) into the crypt lumen ...
We report the discovery of HD5-CD, an unprecedented C2-symmetric β-barrel-like covalent dimer of the cysteine-rich host-defense peptide human defensin 5 (HD5). Dimerization results from intermonomer disulfide exchange between the canonical α-defensin Cys(II)-Cys(IV) (Cys(5)-Cys(20)) bonds located at …
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Defensins (alpha and beta) are cationic peptides with a broad spectrum of antimicrobial activity that comprise an important arm of the innate immune system. The alpha-defensins which include NP-1, NP-2 and NP-3, are distinguished from the beta-defensins by the pairing of their three disulfide bonds. In addition to antimicrobial activity, NP-1 exhibits chemotactic activity on dendritic cells. NP-1 is expressed as the C-terminal portion of an inactive precursor protein, which also contains a 19 amino acid N-terminal signal sequence and a 45 amino acid polypeptide. NP-1 contains a six-cysteine motif that forms three intra-molecular disulfide bonds. Recombinant human NP-1 is a 3.4 kDa protein containing 30 amino acid residues ...
Defensins are a major family of host defense peptides expressed predominantly in neutrophils and epithelial cells. Their broad antimicrobial activities and multifaceted immunomodulatory functions have been extensively studied, cementing their role in innate immunity as a core host-protective component against bacterial, viral and fungal infections. More recent studies, however, paint defensins in a bad light such that they are alleged to promote viral and bacterial infections in certain biological settings. This mini review summarizes the latest findings on the potential pathogenic properties of defensins against the backdrop of their protective roles in antiviral and antibacterial immunity. Further, a succinct description of both tumor-proliferative and -suppressive activities of defensins is also given to highlight their functional and mechanistic complexity in antitumor immunity. We posit that given an enabling environment defensins, widely heralded as the Swiss army knife, can function ...
We have designed and chemically synthesized an artificial β-defensin based on a minimal template derived from the comparative analysis of over 80 naturally occurring sequences. This molecule has the disulfide-bridged β-sheet core structure of natural β-defensins and shows a robust salt-sensitive antimicrobial activity against bacteria and yeast, as well as a chemotactic activity against immature dendritic cells. An SAR (structure-activity relationship) study using two truncated fragments or a Cys→Ser point-mutated analogue, from which one or two of the three disulfide bridges were absent, indicated that altering the structure resulted in a different type of membrane interaction and a switch to different modes of action towards both microbial and host cells, and that covalent dimerization could favour antimicrobial activity. Comparison of the structural, aggregational and biological activities of the artificial defensin with those of three human β-defensins and their primate orthologues ...
1.C.85 The Pore-Forming Beta-Defensin (β-Defensin) Family β-defensins are small antimicrobial polypeptides that are mainly expressed by epithelial cells and play an important role in the antimicrobial innate immune response. In addition to the direct microbicidal effects of these polypeptides, certain members of the β-defensin superfamily have the capacity to promote local innate inflammatory and systemic adaptive immune responses by interacting with the CC-chemokine receptor CCR6. Rohrl et al. (Rohrl et al. 2008) have identified mouse β-defensin 14 (mBD14, Defb14) as an orthologue of human β-defensin 3 (hBD3 or DEFB103). Based on primary structural analysis, mBD14 demonstrates greater (68%) homology to its human orthologue, containing three conserved cysteine linkages, characteristic of the β-defensin super family. mBD14 is expressed in a wide variety of tissues including spleen, colon, and tissues of the upper and lower respiratory tract. Rohrl et al. (Rohrl et al. 2008) also detected ...
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In the second part of my talk, I will outline my current work on human defensins 5 and 6 (HD5-6), small (2-5 kDa) cysteine-rich host-defense peptides, which are key contributors to innate immunity and provides the first line of defense for detection and response to microbial invasion.6 Paneth cells protect the intestinal epithelium against infection and colonization of pathogenic or opportunistic microbes by secreting a mixture of antimicrobial peptides and proteins that includes HD5 and HD6. Although both peptides exhibit a common tertiary structure, they possess unique functional attributes. HD5 has broad-spectrum antibacterial activity in vitro. In contrast, HD6 provides only negligible antimicrobial activity in vitro but forms nanonets-like higher-order oligomeric structures that entrap bacteria in the intestinal lumen in order to prevent invasion. In the oxidized forms, both defensins contain three conserved and regiospecific intramolecular disulfide bonds. We explored the redox properties ...
Hadassah researchers discovered that patients who form fatal blood clots have an increased level of alpha defensin protein in their blood.
Pharmacologic strategies for preventing HIV consist of vaccines, post publicity prophylaxis with antiretroviral therapy, and topical microbicides. effective genital microbicides. activity means safety against HIV or HSV acquisition isnt however known. Ongoing function from our laboratory focuses on determining the precise mediators in charge of this activity and environmentally friendly and/or genetic elements that donate to the variability30-32. Determining the mediators of antiviral activity might trigger the recognition of biomarkers predictive of microbicide protection, aswell as ways of enhance innate protection. One major course of antimicrobial peptides within genital system secretions may be the defensins. Defensins are little cationic molecules within the genital system at concentrations which have been proven to inhibit HIV and HSV 30, 33-35. In mammals you can find three subfamilies of defensins, categorized by variations in structure. Human beings communicate six -defensins, ...
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GNAS1: Gs alpha subunit (membrane G-protein). *GSS: glutathione synthetase. *ITPA: encoding enzyme Inosine triphosphate ... DEFB118, DEFB119, DEFB126, DEFB127, DEFB129: Beta-defensin genes. *DLGAP4: Disks large-associated protein 4 ...
Defensin, alpha 1B a human protein that is encoded by the DEFA1B gene. defensin ENSG00000285176 GRCh38: Ensembl release 89: ... Aldred PM, Hollox EJ, Armour JA (2005). "Copy number polymorphism and expression level variation of the human alpha-defensin ... 2009). "Helicobacter pylori induces the release of alpha-defensin by human granulocytes". Inflamm. Res. 58 (5): 241-7. doi: ... "Entrez Gene: defensin". CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) Kocsis AK, Ocsovszky I, Tiszlavicz L, et al. ( ...
Defensin, alpha 5 (DEFA5) also known as human alpha defensin 5 (HD5) is a protein that in humans is encoded by the DEFA5 gene. ... "Entrez Gene: DEFA5 defensin, alpha 5, Paneth cell-specific". Jones DE, Bevins CL (January 1993). "Defensin-6 mRNA in human ... Several of the human alpha defensin genes appear to be clustered on chromosome 8. The protein encoded by this gene, α-defensin- ... Szyk A, Wu Z, Tucker K, Yang D, Lu W, Lubkowski J (December 2006). "Crystal structures of human alpha-defensins HNP4, HD5, and ...
Defensin, alpha 4 (DEFA4), also known as neutrophil defensin 4 or HNP4, is a human defensin peptide that is encoded by the ... Several human alpha defensin genes including HNP4 are clustered on chromosome 8. DEFA4 differs from other defensin genes by an ... 2007). "Alpha-defensins block the early steps of HIV-1 infection: interference with the binding of gp120 to CD4". Blood. 109 (7 ... "Entrez Gene: DEFA4; defensin, alpha 4, corticostatin (Homo sapiens)". Wu Z, Ericksen B, Tucker K, et al. (2004). "Synthesis and ...
Defensin, alpha 6 (DEFA6) also known as human alpha defensin 6 (HD6) is a human protein that is encoded by the DEFA6 gene. ... "Entrez Gene: DEFA6 defensin, alpha 6, Paneth cell-specific (Homo sapiens)". Jones DE, Bevins CL (January 1993). "Defensin-6 ... The alpha defensins are a family of microbicidal and cytotoxic peptides that defend the host against bacteria and viruses. HD6 ... Several alpha defensin genes, including DEFA6, are clustered on chromosome 8. ENSG00000285136 GRCh38: Ensembl release 89: ...
Defensin, alpha 1 also known as human alpha defensin 1, human neutrophil peptide 1 (HNP-1) or neutrophil defensin 1 is a human ... Human alpha defensin 1 belongs to the alpha defensin family of antimicrobial peptides. Defensins are a family of microbicidal ... Several alpha defensin genes are clustered on chromosome 8. The protein encoded by this gene, defensin, alpha 1, is found in ... "Entrez Gene: DEFA1 defensin, alpha 1". Valore EV, Ganz T (Mar 15, 1992). "Posttranslational processing of defensins in immature ...
Four human alpha defensins are found in the granules of the neutrophil, and these are known as human neutrophil peptides (HNP) ... Xie C, Zeng P, Ericksen B, Wu Z, Lu WY, Lu W (2005). "Effects of the terminal charges in human neutrophil alpha-defensin 2 on ... Wu Z, Li X, de Leeuw E, Ericksen B, Lu W (2005). "Why is the Arg5-Glu13 salt bridge conserved in mammalian alpha-defensins?". J ... The initial virtual colony count study measured the activity of all six human alpha defensins concurrently on the same 96-well ...
Defensin, alpha 3 (DEFA3) also known as human alpha defensin 3, human neutrophil peptide 3 (HNP-3) or neutrophil defensin 3 is ... Human alpha defensin 3 belongs to the alpha defensin family of antimicrobial peptides. Defensins are a family of microbicidal ... Several alpha defensin genes are clustered on chromosome 8. The protein encoded by this gene, defensin, alpha 3, is found in ... Several alpha defensin genes are clustered on chromosome 8. This peptide differs from defensin, alpha 1 by only one amino acid ...
... alpha-defensins, beta-defensins and theta-defensins. All beta-defensin genes are densely clustered in four to five syntenic ... Beta-defensin 106 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the DEFB106A gene. Defensins form a family of microbicidal and ... "Entrez Gene: DEFB106A defensin, beta 106A". CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) Xin A (Jan 2014). "Soluble fusion ... Kao CY, Chen Y, Zhao YH, Wu R (2003). "ORFeome-based search of airway epithelial cell-specific novel human [beta]-defensin ...
... alpha-defensins, beta-defensins and theta-defensins. All beta-defensin genes are densely clustered in four to five syntenic ... Beta-defensin 104 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the DEFB104A gene. Defensins form a family of microbicidal and ... "Entrez Gene: DEFB104A defensin, beta 104A". CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) Patil AA, Cai Y, Sang Y, Blecha F, Zhang G ... Boniotto M, Ventura M, Eskdale J, Crovella S, Gallagher G (2005). "Evidence for duplication of the human defensin gene DEFB4 in ...
Alpha defensins, Beta defensins and Theta defensins. All beta-defensin genes are densely clustered in four to five syntenic ... Beta-defensin 105 is a protein that is encoded by the DEFB105A gene in humans. Defensins form a family of microbicidal and ... "Entrez Gene: DEFB105A defensin, beta 105A". CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) Patil AA, Cai Y, Sang Y, et al. (2006). " ... Semple CA, Rolfe M, Dorin JR (May 2003). "Duplication and selection in the evolution of primate beta-defensin genes". Genome ...
Tanaka S, Edberg JC, Chatham W, Fassina G, Kimberly RP (Dec 2003). "Fc gamma RIIIb allele-sensitive release of alpha-defensins ...
... interacts with human alpha defensins, a class of antimicrobial peptides, such as Defensin, alpha 1. The latter has ... including the common food preservative nisin Teixobactin Copsin Human alpha defensins The D-Ala-D-Ala terminus is used by ... 2013). "Turning defense into offense: defensin mimetics as novel antibiotics targeting lipid II". PLOS Pathog. 9 (11): e1003732 ...
"The human antimicrobial and chemotactic peptides LL-37 and alpha-defensins are expressed by specific lymphocyte and monocyte ... The AMP family also includes the defensins. Whilst the defensins share common structural features, cathelicidin-related ... "Cathelicidin family of antibacterial peptides CAP18 and CAP11 inhibit the expression of TNF-alpha by blocking the binding of ... "Epithelial cell-derived antibacterial peptides human beta-defensins and cathelicidin: multifunctional activities on mast cells ...
Alpha- and beta- thionins are related to each other. The gamma thionins have a superficially similar structure but are an ... unrelated class of protein, now called plant defensins. The proteins are toxic to animal cells, presumably attacking the cell ...
Cutler CW, Jotwani R (2006). "Oral mucosal expression of HIV-1 receptors, co-receptors, and alpha-defensins: tableau of ... Whiteheart SW, Shenbagamurthi P, Chen L, Cotter RJ, Hart GW (Aug 1989). "Murine elongation factor 1 alpha (EF-1 alpha) is ... Brands JH, Maassen JA, van Hemert FJ, Amons R, Möller W (Feb 1986). "The primary structure of the alpha subunit of human ... Addition of ethanolamine-phosphoglycerol to specific glutamic acid residues on EF-1 alpha". The Journal of Biological Chemistry ...
... deacetylates the estrogen receptor alpha and p53 and inhibits their transactivation functions. MTA2 represses the ... The expression of MTA2 is inhibited by the Rho GDIa in breast cancer cells and by human β-defensins in colon cancer cells. ... "Human β-defensin-3 inhibits migration of colon cancer cells via downregulation of metastasis-associated 1 family, member 2 ... "Metastasis-associated protein 2 is a repressor of estrogen receptor alpha whose overexpression leads to estrogen-independent ...
Ayabe T., Satchell D., Wilson C., Parks W., Selsted M. in Ouellette A. (2000). "Secretion of microbicidal alpha-defensins by ... "Increased alpha defensins as a blood marker for schizophrenia susceptibility". Mol. Cell Proteomics 7: 1204. PMID 18349140. doi ... "Human alpha-defensins neutralize anthrax lethal toxin and protect against its fatal consequences". Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA ... "Reduced Paneth cell alpha-defensins in ileal Crohn's disease". Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 102 (50): 18129-34. PMID 16330776. ...
... is homologous with other venom myotoxins and is similar to α-,β-defensins. The amino acid sequence, ... the protein is composed of a short N-terminal alpha helix, a type of protein formation, and a small antiparallel triple- ... Crotamine has similar structural fold conformations to the human b-defensin family as well as identical disulfide bridges ...
2004). "Calcium triggers beta-defensin (hBD-2 and hBD-3) and chemokine macrophage inflammatory protein-3 alpha (MIP-3alpha/ ... Beta-defensin 103 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the DEFB103A gene. Defensins form a family of microbicidal and ... Members of the defensin family are highly similar in protein sequence. This gene encodes defensin, beta 103B, which has broad ... 2002). "Identification of a novel, multifunctional beta-defensin (human beta-defensin 3) with specific antimicrobial activity. ...
It is a G5 star located at (J2000.0; 00h 05m 10.1829s; +02° 23′ 49.949″) Human Alpha Defensin 5, the DEFA5 gene product This ...
... avian defensins) and mammals (e.g. cathelicidins, alpha- and beta-defensins, regIII peptides) Research has increased in recent ... September 2016). "Structure-function analysis of Avian β-defensin-6 and β-defensin-12: role of charge and disulfide bridges". ... Human defensins have been thought to act through a similar mechanism, targeting cell membrane lipids as part of their function ... The fruit fly Defensin prevents tumour growth, suspected to bind to tumour cells owing to cell membrane modifications common to ...
... another name for human alpha defensins 1-4 This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the title HNP. If an ...
Defensins alpha-Defensins beta-Defensins theta-defensins Cathelicidins LL-37 Whey acid proteins SLPI Elafin HE-4 Lysozyme S100 ... C-type lectins SP-A SP-D Iron metabolism proteins Lactoferrin Kinocidins CCL20/Mip-3-alpha Defensins Database, Singapore Innate ... Nonspecific ) Immunity at Western Kentucky University Defensins at the US National Library of Medicine Medical Subject Headings ...
... are only found at the bottom of the intestinal glands and release antimicrobial substances such as alpha defensins and lysozyme ...
Cysteine-stabilized alpha beta) defensins, a superfamily of proteins, also called cis-defensins This disambiguation page lists ...
Defensins Lysozyme Inflammation Inflammatory reflex Inflammasome Granuloma Acute-phase proteins Amyloid SAP SAA Positive Alpha ... CD29 Alpha-5 beta-1 Integrin alpha6beta1 Vitronectin receptor: Alpha-v beta-3 Alpha-v beta-5 Immunoglobulin superfamily CAMs ... Obligate heterodimers of one alpha and one beta subunits Alpha subunits A1 A2 A3 A4 A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10 A11 AD AE AL (CD11a) AM ... 1-antichymotrypsin Alpha 1-antitrypsin Alpha 2-macroglobulin C-reactive protein Ceruloplasmin C3 Ferritin Fibrin Haptoglobin ...
MeSH D12.644.050.200 - defensins MeSH D12.644.050.200.050 - alpha defensins MeSH D12.644.050.200.075 - beta defensins MeSH ... gtp-binding protein alpha subunits, g12-g13 MeSH D12.644.360.375.100.200 - gtp-binding protein alpha subunits, gi-go MeSH ... gtp-binding protein alpha subunits, gq-g11 MeSH D12.644.360.375.100.400 - gtp-binding protein alpha subunits, gs MeSH D12.644. ... alpha-msh MeSH D12.644.548.691.525.690.583.075 - beta-msh MeSH D12.644.548.691.525.690.583.115 - gamma-msh MeSH D12.644.548.691 ...
"Regulation of intestinal alpha-defensin activation by the metalloproteinase matrilysin in innate host defense.". Science 286 ( ... Ganz, T. (1999). "Defensins and host defense". Science 286 (5439): 420-421. PMID 10577203. doi:10.1126/science.286.5439.420.. ...
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Cutler CW, Jotwani R (2006). „Oral mucosal expression of HIV-1 receptors, co-receptors, and alpha-defensins: tableau of ... 1989). „Murine elongation factor 1 alpha (EF-1 alpha) is posttranslationally modified by novel amide-linked ethanolamine- ... Enhanced expression of elongation factor EF-1 alpha". J. Biol. Chem. 263 (8): 3546-9. PMID 3346208.. CS1 одржавање: Експлицитна ... 1990). „Retropseudogenes constitute the major part of the human elongation factor 1 alpha gene family". Nucleic Acids Res. 18 ( ...
The ligand of this receptor is macrophage inflammatory protein 3 alpha (MIP-3 alpha). This receptor has been shown to be ... 1999). "Beta-defensins: linking innate and adaptive immunity through dendritic and T cell CCR6". Science. 286 (5439): 525-8. ... Linking antimicrobial and CC chemokine receptor-6-binding activities with human beta-defensins". J. Biol. Chem. 277 (40): 37647 ... 2002). "Human B cells become highly responsive to macrophage-inflammatory protein-3 alpha/CC chemokine ligand-20 after cellular ...
The structure of a cytolytic alpha-helical toxin pore reveals its assembly mechanism. . In: Nature. . 459, Nr. 7247, 4. Juni ... Defensin und Sarcotoxin. Andere dienen in giftigen Eukaryoten als Toxin, z. B. Melittin im Bienengift. Eukaryotische MACPF- ...
1999). "Beta-defensins: linking innate and adaptive immunity through dendritic and T cell CCR6.". Science 286 (5439): 525-8. ... 2002). "Expression of the C-C chemokine MIP-3 alpha/CCL20 in human epidermis with impaired permeability barrier function.". Exp ... 2002). "Human B cells become highly responsive to macrophage-inflammatory protein-3 alpha/CC chemokine ligand-20 after cellular ... 2001). "Differentiated keratinocytes are responsible for TNF-alpha regulated production of macrophage inflammatory protein ...
Platelet alpha-granule. *Dense bodies. References[edit]. *^ a b c Michelson, A. D. (2013). Platelets (Vol. 3rd ed). Amsterdam: ... Defensins. *neutral serine proteases (Proteinase 3). *Lysozyme. *Bactericidal/permeability-increasing protein. *Collagenase ...
In alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency, the important neutrophil enzyme elastase is not adequately inhibited by alpha 1-antitrypsin ... Myeloperoxidase, bactericidal/permeability-increasing protein (BPI), defensins, and the serine proteases neutrophil elastase ...
The alpha defensin peptides are increased in chronic inflammatory conditions. Alpha defensin are increased in several cancers, ... Trans-defensinsEdit. Vertebrate defensins are primarily α-defensins and the β-defensins. Some primates additionally have the ... Defensin. Example defensins with alpha helix in red, beta strands in blue, disulphide bonds in yellow (PDB: 1MR4, 2KOZ, 1FJN, ... Only alpha and beta defensins are expressed in humans.[19]. Although the most well studied defensins are from vertebrates, a ...
The roots contain high quantities of alpha- and beta-carotene, and are a good source of vitamin K and vitamin B6. (Full article ... other peptides activate defensins and modify root growth. They have also been shown to affect plants' responses to salt stress ...
Elastase is inhibited by the acute-phase protein, alpha-1 antitrypsin, and when there is a deficiency in this, emphysema can ... which also contains several antimicrobial compounds such as defensins, antiproteases, and antioxidants.[70] A rare type of ...
"The hexopyranosyl residue that is C-glycosidically linked to the side chain of tryptophan-7 in human RNase Us is alpha- ... Defensins. *neutral serine proteases (Proteinase 3). *Lysozyme. *Bactericidal/permeability-increasing protein. *Collagenase ...
α granules (alpha granules) - containing P-selectin, platelet factor 4, transforming growth factor-β1, platelet-derived growth ... defensins, kinocidins and proteases, killing the bacteria directly.[40] Platelets also secrete proinflammatory and procoagulant ... Platelets store vWF in their alpha granules. When the endothelial layer is disrupted, collagen and VWF anchor platelets to the ... Alpha granules contain clotting mediators such as factor V, factor VIII, fibrinogen, fibronectin, platelet-derived growth ...
Human-alpha-1-antitrypsin,[80] which has been tested in sheep and is used in treating humans with this deficiency and ... In 2017 researchers genetically modified a virus to express spinach defensin proteins. The virus was injected into orange trees ... These include alpha-amylase from bacteria, which converts starch to simple sugars, chymosin from bacteria or fungi, which clots ... Other genetically modified pigs have had alpha galactosidase transferase knocked out and fortified with hCD46 and the hTM ...
PGLYRP3-induced bacterial killing does not involve cell membrane permeabilization, which is typical for defensins and other ... alpha} and S". The Journal of Biological Chemistry. 280 (44): 37005-12. doi:10.1074/jbc.M506385200. PMID 16129677. S2CID ... "Crystal structure of human peptidoglycan recognition protein I alpha bound to a muramyl pentapeptide from Gram-positive ...
This defensin traditionally works as a part of the innate immune system, working as an antimicrobial defense. However, this ... One of the two molecules of this complex is multimeric alpha lactalbumin (MAL) (Figure 3), which was first discovered during a ... Brevinin-2R is a peptide product isolated from the skin of the frog Rana ridibunda (Figure 2). This non-hemolytic defensin has ...
... tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha), tumor necrosis factor-beta (TNF-beta), interleukin-6 (IL-6 ), interleukin-8 (IL-8), ... SeV is a very effective stimulant of expression of human beta-defensin-1 (hBD-1). This protein is a member of the beta-defensin ... tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha), tumor necrosis factor-beta (TNF-beta), interleukin-6 (IL-6 ), interleukin-8 (IL-8), ... Tanaka M, Shimbo T, Kikuchi Y, Matsuda M, Kaneda Y (April 2010). "Sterile alpha motif containing domain 9 is involved in death ...
IL-17RA/RC receptor complex is composed of both alpha helices and beta sheets and its extracellular part contains two ... for example defensins and mucins. All these products contribute to the development of inflammation and elimination of various ...
C-type lysozymes are closely related to alpha-lactalbumin in sequence and structure, making them part of the same glycoside ... mainly lysozyme and defensin. However, when these protective barriers fail, conjunctivitis results. In certain cancers ( ... Dahlquist FW, Rand-Meir T, Raftery MA (October 1969). "Application of secondary alpha-deuterium kinetic isotope effects to ... McKenzie HA, White FH (1991). "Lysozyme and alpha-lactalbumin: structure, function, and interrelationships". Advances in ...
Van Obberghen-Schilling cDNA cloning and expression of a hamster alpha-thrombin receptor coupled to Ca2+ mobilization FEBS Lett ... Achstetter Expression and Secretion in Yeast of Active Insect Defensin, an Inducible Antibacterial Peptide from the Fleshfly ... Crystal Adenovirus-Mediated transfer of a recombinant alpha-1-antitrypsin gene to the lung epithelium in vivo Science, 252, 431 ...
The enzyme is involved in wound healing, and studies in mice suggest that it regulates the activity of defensins in intestinal ... TNF-alpha, RAS, heparin-binding EGF, IGF binding proteins and plasminogen. Further, this process promotes epithelial cell ...
... which themselves then bind to other receptors on the macrophage such as CD36 and alpha-v beta-3 integrin. Defects in apoptotic ... and cationic proteins such as defensins. Other antimicrobial peptides are present in these granules, including lactoferrin, ... of apoptotic cells in mice with macrophage peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma or retinoid X receptor alpha ...
Alpha defensins are a family of mammalian defensin peptides of the alpha subfamily. In mammals they are also known as cryptdins ... Defensin α-defensin β-defensin θ-defensin Cryptdin Hill CP, Yee J, Selsted ME, Eisenberg D (March 1991). "Crystal structure of ... mammalian defensins are classified into alpha, beta and theta categories. Alpha-defensins, which have been identified in humans ... "Interactions of mouse Paneth cell alpha-defensins and alpha-defensin precursors with membranes. Prosegment inhibition of ...
Functional analysis of the alpha-defensin disulfide array in mouse cryptdin-4.. Maemoto A1, Qu X, Rosengren KJ, Tanabe H, ... The alpha-defensin antimicrobial peptide family is defined by a unique tridisulfide array. To test whether this invariant ... Mouse Paneth cell alpha-defensins require the proteolytic activation of precursors by matrix metalloproteinase-7 (MMP-7), ... Thus, rather than determining alpha-defensin bactericidal activity, the Crp4 disulfide arrangement confers essential protection ...
Functional determinants of human enteric {alpha}-defensin HD5: crucial role for hydrophobicity at dimer interface.. Rajabi, M. ... Crystal structure of human alpha-defensin 5, HD5 (Leu29NLe mutant). *DOI: 10.2210/pdb4E83/pdb ... Defensin-5. A, B. 32. Homo sapiens. Mutation(s): 0 Gene Names: DEFA5, DEF5. ... Human α-defensins are cationic peptides that self-associate into dimers and higher-order oligomers. They bind protein toxins, ...
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IPR006081, Alpha-defensin. IPR016327, Alpha-defensin_pro. IPR006080, Defensin_beta/alpha. IPR002366, Defensin_propep. ... IPR006081, Alpha-defensin. IPR016327, Alpha-defensin_pro. IPR006080, Defensin_beta/alpha. IPR002366, Defensin_propep. ... "Secretion of microbicidal alpha-defensins by intestinal Paneth cells in response to bacteria.". Ayabe T., Satchell D.P., Wilson ... "Secretion of microbicidal alpha-defensins by intestinal Paneth cells in response to bacteria.". Ayabe T., Satchell D.P., Wilson ...
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DEFA4 (defensin alpha 4). HGNC. Ensembl, Panther, Treefam. Homo sapiens (human):. DEFA1B (defensin alpha 1B). HGNC. Ensembl, ... DEFA6 (defensin alpha 6). HGNC. Ensembl, Panther, Treefam. Homo sapiens (human):. DEFA3 (defensin alpha 3). HGNC. Ensembl, ... DEFA5 (defensin alpha 5). HGNC. Ensembl, OrthoDB, Panther. Homo sapiens (human):. DEFA1 (defensin alpha 1). HGNC. Ensembl, ... defensin alpha 10 Symbol and Name status set to provisional. 70820. PROVISIONAL. ...
Orthologous to human DEFA3 (defensin alpha 3); DEFA4 (defensin alpha 4); and DEFA6 (defensin alpha 6).. ... DEFA6 (defensin alpha 6). HGNC. Ensembl, Panther, Treefam. Homo sapiens (human):. DEFA1B (defensin alpha 1B). HGNC. Ensembl, ... DEFA3 (defensin alpha 3). HGNC. Ensembl, OrthoDB, Panther, Treefam. Homo sapiens (human):. DEFA1 (defensin alpha 1). HGNC. ... defensin alpha 6) Alliance. DIOPT (PANTHER,TreeFam,Ensembl Compara,Hieranoid). Homo sapiens (human):. DEFA3 (defensin alpha 3) ...
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The Significance of Defensin Alpha 4 in the Pathophysiology of the Adrenal Insufficiency in Inflammatory Lung Diseases. The ... The Significance of Defensin Alpha 4 in the Pathophysiology of the Adrenal Insufficiency in Inflammatory Lung Diseases. ... The Significance of Defensin Alpha 4 in the Pathophysiology of the Adrenal Insufficiency in Inflammatory Lung Diseases. ... the investigators demonstrated a highly significant correlation between the expression level of Defensin-alpha 4 (DEFA4) mRNA ...
The Significance of Defensin Alpha 4 in the Pathophysiology of the Adrenal Insufficiency in Inflammatory Lung Diseases. The ... Defensins. Adrenergic alpha-Agonists. Adrenergic Agonists. Adrenergic Agents. Neurotransmitter Agents. Molecular Mechanisms of ... The Significance of Defensin Alpha 4 in the Pathophysiology of the Adrenal Insufficiency in Inflammatory Lung Diseases. ... the investigators demonstrated a highly significant correlation between the expression level of Defensin-alpha 4 (DEFA4) mRNA ...
Alternative names for Defensin alpha 4 antibody. Neutrophil defensin 4, HNP-4, HP-4, DEFA4, DEF4 ... Background of Defensin alpha 4 antibody. Kit Component:. - KN213236G1, DEFA4 gRNA vector 1 in pCas-Guide vector. - KN213236G2, ... Lenti ORF particles, DEFA4 (mGFP-tagged)-Human defensin, alpha 4, corticostatin (DEFA4), 200 uL, ,10^7 TU/mL. Not available. ... Lenti ORF particles, Defa4 (Myc-DDK-tagged) - Mouse defensin, alpha, 4 (Defa4), 200 uL, ,10^7 TU/mL. Not available. ...
Defensins are a family of microbicidal and cytotoxic peptides thought to be involved in host defense. They are abundant in the ... Several alpha defensin genes appear to be clustered on chromosome 8. The protein encoded by this gene, defensin, alpha 1, is ... Background of Defensin alpha 1 antibody. Defensins are a family of microbicidal and cytotoxic peptides thought to be involved ... Alternative names for Defensin alpha 1 antibody. Neutrophil defensin 1, HNP-1, DEFA1, DEF1, DEFA2, MRS ...
Neutrophils play an important role in the pathogenesis of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). We measured alpha- ... alpha-Defensins, antimicrobial peptides localized in neutrophils, participate in tissue damage through their cytotoxic effects ... In ARDS, BALF alpha-defensins levels correlated with those of interleukin (IL)-8, and plasma alpha-defensins levels also ... precursors of alpha-defensins from the bone marrow in ARDS, although alpha-defensins in peripheral and BALF neutrophils were ...
... ... Dermatan sulphate was found to bind to neutrophil-derived alpha-defensin, and this binding completely neutralized its ... Dermatan sulphate was found to bind to neutrophil-derived alpha-defensin, and this binding completely neutralized its ... Dermatan sulphate is released by proteinases of common pathogenic bacteria and inactivates antibacterial alpha-defensin}, url ...
Here we report an effective method of biosynthesis of human alpha-defensins (hNP-1 to hNP-3 and hD-5 and hD-6) in the ... With the exception of hD-6, all recombinant alpha-defensins exhibit expected anti-E. coli activity, as measured by the colony ... The method described in this report is a low-cost, efficient way of generating alpha-defensins in quantities ranging from ... Up to now, all efforts to obtain larger quantities of active recombinant human alpha-defensins have been only moderately ...
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Defensin Alpha 1B antibody LS-C688246 is a biotin-conjugated rabbit polyclonal antibody to human Defensin Alpha 1B (DEFA1B ). ... DEFA1B / Defensin Alpha 1B Antibody (aa20‑94, Biotin) LS‑C688246 DEFA1B / Defensin Alpha 1B Antibody (aa20‑94, Biotin) LS‑ ... Defensin Alpha 1B antibody LS-C688246 is a biotin-conjugated rabbit polyclonal antibody to human Defensin Alpha 1B (DEFA1B ). ... Human DEFA1B / Defensin Alpha 1B Protein (Recombinant His + GST) (aa20-94) - LS-G25421 ...
Alpha-defensins in enteric innate immunity: functional Paneth cell alpha-defensins in mouse colonic lumen. J Biol Chem. 2009 ... Alpha-defensin 5 differentially modulates adenovirus vaccine vectors from different serotypes in vivo English version ... Alpha-defensins in the gastrointestinal tract. Mol Immunol. 2003 Nov;40(7):463-7. doi: 10.1016/s0161-5890(03)00157-3 14568393 ... Alpha-defensin-dependent enhancement of enteric viral infection. PLoS Pathog. 2017 Jun;13(6):e1006446. doi: 10.1371/journal. ...
The objective of this project was to investigate the expression of alpha defensins in white blood cells and to determine if ... The DEFA1A3 CNV has variable numbers of copies of the DEFA1 and DEFA3 genes that encode alpha defensins 1-3, antimicrobial ... This project shows that expression of alpha defensin RNA is present in mononuclear cells as well as granulocytes but is ... Previous investigations into the locus have found inconsistent results for expression of alpha defensin in subsets of white ...
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... including human alpha-defensins HD5 and HD6. We tested the hypothesis that reduced expression of PC alpha-defensins compromises ... The specific decrease of alpha-defensins was independent of the degree of inflammation in the specimens and was not observed in ... The functional consequence of alpha-defensin expression levels was examined by using a transgenic mouse model, where we found ... These specimens also showed decreased expression of PC alpha-defensins, whereas the expression of eight other PC products ...
Objectives: The primary aim of this study was to determine whether there is any significant relationship between alpha defensin ... Necsoiu, Paula Eugenia (2018) Analysis of genetic factors influencing alpha-defensin gene expression. MRes thesis, University ... genetics, blood, neutrophils, defensins, white blood cells. Subjects:. Q Science , QH Natural history. Biology , QH426 Genetics ...
The alpha-defensin test for periprosthetic joint infection responds to a wide spectrum of organisms. Clin Orthop. 2015;473:2229 ... The alpha-defensin test for diagnosing periprosthetic joint infection in the setting of an adverse local tissue reaction ... The alpha-defensin immunoassay and leukocyte esterase colorimetric strip test for the diagnosis of periprosthetic infection: a ... The alpha-defensin test for periprosthetic joint infections is not affected by prior antibiotic administration. Clin Orthop. ...
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The ELISA laboratory test identifies elevated levels of the Alpha Defensin biomarker, to aid in the diagnosis of Periprosthetic ... What is Alpha Defensin?. Alpha Defensin is an antimicrobial peptide released into the body through activated neutrophils in ... Since discovery, alpha defensin has aided in the diagnosis of PJI following total joint replacement. In 2018, alpha defensing ... The alpha Defensin-1 Biomarker Assay can be Used to Evaluate the Potentially Infected Total Joint Arthroplasty. Clin Orthop ...
Immunohistochemical study on expression of alpha-defensin and beta-defensin-2 in human buccal epithelia with candidiasis.: ... Immunohistochemical study on expression of alpha-defensin and beta-defensin-2 in human buccal epithelia with candidiasis.. ... There might be a dual protection manner by defensins against fungal inflammation in infected buccal epithelia locally. ...
Alpha-Defensins in perioperative thrombosis Higazi, Abd Alroof Weisel, John W. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, ... We have shown that alpha-defensins, peptides released from neutrophils, are prothrombotic and anti-fibrinolytic and that these ... We have previously observed that alpha-defensins (?-def), antimicrobial peptides that constitute 5% of total human PMN protein ... This project will examine the mechanisms by which alpha-defensins promote thrombosis, determine if plasma levels identify ...
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  • Alpha-defensins, which have been identified in humans, monkeys and several rodent species, are particularly abundant in neutrophils, certain macrophage populations and Paneth cells of the small intestine. (
  • Mouse Paneth cell alpha-defensins require the proteolytic activation of precursors by matrix metalloproteinase-7 (MMP-7), prompting an analysis of the relative sensitivities of native and mutant Crp4 and pro-Crp4 molecules to degradation by MMP-7. (
  • Paneth cells (PC) are the major source of antimicrobial peptides in the small intestine, including human alpha-defensins HD5 and HD6. (
  • Alpha-Defensin-5 (HD-5) is expressed in Paneth cells in intestinal epithelium, thus, falls into a distinct subclass of human alpha-Defensin. (
  • Paneth cell defensins (human α-defensins 5 and 6) are central players in the regulation of the human microbiome in the small intestine, but their regulation remains unclear. (
  • Paneth cells reside in the small intestine and produce antimicrobial peptides essential for the host barrier, principally human α-defensin 5 (HD5) and HD6. (
  • Here, we present a previously unidentified regulatory mechanism of Paneth cell defensins. (
  • Using cultures of human ileal tissue, we showed that the secretome of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from healthy controls restored the attenuated Paneth cell α-defensin expression characteristic of patients with ileal CD. (
  • The protein encoded by this gene, defensin, alpha 5, is highly expressed in the secretory granules of Paneth cells of the ileum. (
  • Major sites of expression of defensins 5 and 6 are Paneth cells of human small intestine. (
  • rs4415345G and rs4610776A alleles) of Paneth cell α-defensin-5 against acute graft-versus-host disease (aGVHD). (
  • Ouellette A. J. Secretion of microbicidal alpha-defensins by intestinal Paneth cells in response to bacteria. (
  • The defensin-rich secretions of Paneth cells work in conjunction with nearby intestinal stem cells to maintain micro flora balance and renew intestinal cellular surfaces. (
  • 6. The Role of Paneth Cell a-Defensins in Enteric Innate Immunity. (
  • The other human α-defensins, HD-5 and HD-6, are primarily expressed in small intestinal Paneth cells and are believed to protect the intestinal tract against food- and waterborne pathogens, to modulate the intestinal flora, and to be key factors in the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease in genetically susceptible humans ( 3 , 67 ). (
  • Alpha defensins are a family of mammalian defensin peptides of the alpha subfamily. (
  • Defensins are 2-6 kDa, cationic, microbicidal peptides active against many Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria, fungi, and enveloped viruses, containing three pairs of intramolecular disulfide bonds. (
  • Like other alpha-defensins, cryptdins are small, 32-36 amino acid long cationic peptides. (
  • Initially human alpha defensin peptides were isolated from the neutrophils and are thus called human neutrophil peptides. (
  • Human neutrophil peptides are also known as α-defensins. (
  • Human α-defensins are cationic peptides that self-associate into dimers and higher-order oligomers. (
  • There are six members of the human α-defensin family: four human neutrophil peptides, including HNP1, and two enteric human defensins, including HD5. (
  • Defensins are a family of microbicidal and cytotoxic peptides thought to be involved in host defense. (
  • Defensins: microbicidal and cytotoxic peptides of mammalian host defense cells. (
  • alpha-Defensins, antimicrobial peptides localized in neutrophils, participate in tissue damage through their cytotoxic effects in neutrophil-mediated pulmonary diseases. (
  • Defensins represent an evolutionarily conserved group of small peptides with potent antibacterial activities. (
  • The DEFA1A3 CNV has variable numbers of copies of the DEFA1 and DEFA3 genes that encode alpha defensins 1-3, antimicrobial peptides abundant in human neutrophils. (
  • We have shown that alpha-defensins, peptides released from neutrophils, are prothrombotic and anti-fibrinolytic and that these properties are attenuated with colchicine, a drug used in clinical medicine for decades. (
  • Alignment of human and mouse β-defensin peptides showing sites of selection. (
  • Enteric α-defensins belong to a superfamily of antimicrobial peptides representing the humoral branch of innate immunity. (
  • The name 'defensin' was coined in the mid 1980s, though the proteins have been variously called 'Cationic Antimicrobial Proteins', 'Neutrophil peptides', 'Gamma thionins' amongst others. (
  • In addition to the defensins involved in host defence, there are a number of related Defensin-Like Peptides (DLPs) that have evolved to have other activities. (
  • Four defensins, called neutrophil peptides 1 through 4, are stored primarily in polymorphonuclear leukocytes. (
  • Most characterised plant defensins are antimicrobial peptides. (
  • A database for antimicrobial peptides, including defensins is available: PhytAMP ( (
  • α-Defensins are abundant antimicrobial peptides in polymorphonuclear leukocytes and play an important role in innate immunity. (
  • Ganz T. Defensins: Antimicrobial peptides of innate immunity. (
  • Defensins are a family of structurally related, small peptides with antibiotic activity found throughout nature in plants and animals. (
  • The UC Davis team then collaborated with Lehrer, whose research focuses on the study of defensins and other antimicrobial peptides that serve as natural antibiotics. (
  • Polymorphonuclear neutrophils (PMNs) contain three α-defensin peptides, called HNP-1, -2, and -3 ( 18 , 59 ). (
  • Although the studies described below focused on human α-defensins, some studies also examined human β-defensin peptides hBD-1, hBD-2, and hBD-3. (
  • Besides classical β-defensins, a group of avian-specific β-defensin-related peptides, namely ovodefensins, exist with a different six-cysteine motif. (
  • Defensins (α and β) are cationic peptides with a broad spectrum of antimicrobial activity that comprise an important arm of the innate immune system. (
  • The α-defensins which include neutrophil peptides-1, -2 and -3, (NP-1, NP-2 and NP-3) are distinguished from the β-defensins by the pairing of their three disulfide bonds. (
  • Immunohistochemistry analysis of Defensin alpha 4 antibody Cat. (
  • Western blot analysis of Defensin alpha 4 antibody Cat. (
  • SM1382 Defensin antibody staining of Human Tonsil Paraffin Section. (
  • Immunohistochemistry analyzes of Defensin alpha-1 antibody (Cat. (
  • Defensins Potentiate a Neutralizing Antibody Response to Enteric Viral Infection. (
  • ELISA: Recombinant human defensin-alpha-1 may be used as a standard for ELISA applications with either a purified anti human defensin-alpha-1 antibody or a biotinylated anti human defensin-alpha-1 antibody. (
  • Western Blot: Recombinant human defensin-alpha-1 may be used as a positive control for Western Blotting applications with either a purifed human defensin-alpha-1 antibody or a biotinylated human defensin-alpha-1 antibody. (
  • Immunohistochemistry: Defensin alpha 5 Antibody (8C8) - Human skeletal muscle myocytes showing moderate nuclear and faint cytoplasmic staining. (
  • Description: This is Double-antibody Sandwich Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for detection of Human Defensin Alpha 3, Neutrophil Specific (DEFa3) in serum, plasma, tissue homogenates, cell lysates, cell culture supernates and other biological fluids. (
  • An IL-1 alpha blocking antibody was used to demonstrate the direct involvement of this cytokine on DEFB4 induction. (
  • Sequences of major human α-defensins: Genes encoding cryptdins are located on the proximal arm of mouse chromosome 8. (
  • They are similar to other enteric alpha-defensins genes in that they involve a two exon structure. (
  • Discover related pathways, diseases and genes to Defensin alpha 5. (
  • Several alpha defensin genes appear to be clustered on chromosome 8. (
  • Several alpha defensin genes are clustered on chromosome 8. (
  • We have examined the evolution of the genes at the major human beta-defensin locus and the orthologous loci in a range of other primates and mouse. (
  • Consequently variable selective pressures have acted on beta-defensin genes in different evolutionary lineages, with episodes both of negative, and more rarely positive selection, during the divergence of primates. (
  • Positive selection appears to have been more common in the rodent lineage, accompanying the birth of novel, rodent-specific beta-defensin genes. (
  • In all families, the underlying genes responsible for defensin production are highly polymorphic . (
  • In general, both α- and β-defensins are encoded by two- exon genes, where the first exon encodes for a hydrophobic leader sequence (that is removed after translation ) and the cysteine-rich sequence (the mature peptide). (
  • A plant genome typically contains large numbers of different defensin genes that vary in their efficacies against different pathogens and the amount they are expressed in different tissues. (
  • Interferon alpha is coded by 13 genes on chromosome 9, and is strongly produced by plasmacytoid dendritic cells. (
  • The alpha-defensin antimicrobial peptide family is defined by a unique tridisulfide array. (
  • Characterization of Two Crystal Forms of Human Defensin Neutrophil Cationic Peptide 1, a Maturally Occurring Antimicrobial Peptide of Leukocytes. (
  • Defensins: Natural Peptide Antibiotics of Human Neutrophils. (
  • Also known as Alpha-defensin 1 (Cryptdin-1) (Defensin-related cryptdin peptide). (
  • Recombinant Human Defensin-alpha-1 is a 3.4kDa peptide comprised of 30 amino acid residues corresponding to full-length mature human defenstin alpha 1. (
  • Defensin-alpha-1, otherwise known as HNP-1, is a secreted cationic antimicrobial peptide and member of the alpha-defensin family, which plays an important role in the innate immune response against microbial infections. (
  • Alpha Defensin is an antimicrobial peptide released into the body through activated neutrophils in response to an infection. (
  • We report the discovery of HD5-CD, an unprecedented C2-symmetric β-barrel-like covalent dimer of the cysteine-rich host-defense peptide human defensin 5 (HD5). (
  • Synthetic peptide corresponding to Human Neutrophil defensin 4 (N terminal). (
  • Defensive Effects of Human Antimicrobial Peptide .ALPHA. (
  • DNA fragment containing human alpha-defensin 5 mature peptide (mHD-5) coding sequence with biased codons of E. coli was amplified by PCR , which was subsequently cloned into the plasmid pMAL-p2x in order to create pMAL-p2x-mHD-5 expression vector. (
  • Exposure of the tachyzoite form of T. gondii to defensin induced aggregation and significantly reduced parasite viability in a concentration-dependent peptide. (
  • Immunohistochemical study on expression of alpha-defensin and beta-defensin-2 in human buccal epithelia with candidiasis. (
  • The complexity of selection at the major primate beta-defensin locus. (
  • Identification of these putatively functional sites has important implications for our understanding of beta-defensin function and for novel antibiotic design. (
  • Anti_Mouse_human beta_Defensin 3, IgG 1, aff pure Human samples 80 % of the research is conducted on human samples. (
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  • Anti_Mouse_human beta_Defensin 3, IgG 1, aff pure mus musculus murine Anti_Mouse_human beta_Defensin 3, IgG 1, aff pure detects proteins from variouse species most likely human. (
  • We recently showed that beta-defensins have antimicrobial activity against nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae (NTHi) and that interleukin 1 alpha (IL-1 alpha) up-regulates the transcription of beta-defensin 2 (DEFB4 according to new nomenclature of the Human Genome Organization) in human middle ear epithelial cells via a Src-dependent Raf-MEK1/2-ERK signaling pathway. (
  • Based on these observations, we investigated if human middle ear epithelial cells could release IL-1 alpha upon exposure to a lysate of NTHi and if this cytokine could have a synergistic effect on beta-defensin 2 up-regulation by the bacterial components. (
  • Real time quantitative PCR was done to compare the induction of IL-1 alpha or beta-defensin 2 mRNAs and to identify the signaling pathways involved. (
  • Direct activation of the beta-defensin 2 promoter was monitored using a beta-defensin 2 promoter-Luciferase construct. (
  • Middle ear epithelial cells released IL-1 alpha when stimulated by NTHi components and this cytokine acted in an autocrine/paracrine synergistic manner with NTHi to up-regulate beta-defensin 2. (
  • This synergistic effect of IL-1 alpha on NTHi-induced beta-defensin 2 up-regulation appeared to be mediated by the p38 MAP kinase pathway. (
  • We demonstrate that IL-1 alpha is secreted by middle ear epithelial cells upon exposure to NTHi components and that it can synergistically act with certain of these molecules to up-regulate beta-defensin 2 via the p38 MAP kinase pathway. (
  • Our aim of the study was to evaluate the expression of human beta defensin 2 and TNF alpha in correlation with interleukins 1 alpha, 6 and 8 in the skin biopsies of psoriatic lesions. (
  • All the tissue specimens were stained with hematoxylin and eosin and by immunohistochemistry for human beta defensin 2, TNF-alpha, IL-1 alpha, IL-6 and IL-8. (
  • Nibbering P. H. Expression of beta-defensin 1 and 2 mRNA by human monocytes, macrophages and dendritic cells. (
  • McDermott A. M. In vitro activity of human beta-defensin 2 against Pseudomonas aeruginosa in the presence of tear fluid. (
  • Phylogenetic tree relating primate and mouse β-defensin proteins constructed using neighbour-joining. (
  • Alpha- and beta-defensins are natural immune proteins that have been shown in in vitro studies to activate stem cells in the hair follicle, which typically helps with wound healing of the skin," says Yunyoung Claire Chang, M.D. , a board-certified cosmetic dermatologist. (
  • Proteins called 'defensins' are not all evolutionarily related to one another. (
  • Defensin proteins are produced as a precursor protein with one or two prodomains that are removed to make the final mature protein. (
  • The following plant proteins belong to this family: The flower-specific Nicotiana alata defensin (NaD1) Gamma-thionins from Triticum aestivum (wheat) endosperm (gamma-purothionins) and gamma-hordothionins from Hordeum vulgare (barley) are toxic to animal cells and inhibit protein synthesis in cell free systems. (
  • Alpha defensins are antimicrobial proteins released by activated neutrophils in response to infection. (
  • Defensin alpha 5 (DEFA5) is primarily responsible for host defense. (
  • In the ileum, may be involved in defensin processing, including DEFA5. (
  • 15 Defensin, alpha 1 (DEFA1) ELISA Kits from 2 manufacturers are available on (
  • The ELISA test identifies elevated levels of Alpha Defensin, a critical protein in the innate immune response to infection. (
  • Alpha Defensin ELISA Laboratory testing is only available from CD Laboratories. (
  • Synovasure Alpha Defensin ELISA Test is intended for use as an adjunct test to current methods and can be requested individually or as part of the Comprehensive PJI Laboratory Test Panel. (
  • A) ELISA quantification of a -defensins 1-3 secreted by MDDCs, mDCs and pDCs (left panel) or PBMCs and monocytes (right panel) in the supernatant after 6 h of culture. (
  • Levels of α-defensins 1-3 measured by ELISA in: (B) MDDCs treated for 24 h with 10, 1 and 0.1 ug/ml of E2 (left panel) or PG (right panel). (
  • The original ELISA-based alpha defensin test is usually sent out for 24-hour processing, limiting its intraoperative utility. (
  • This Defensin Alpha 3 ELISA kit is validated to work with samples from whole blood, serum, plasma and cell culture supernatant. (
  • Cryptdin is a portmanteau of crypt and defensin. (
  • Functional analysis of the alpha-defensin disulfide array in mouse cryptdin-4. (
  • To test whether this invariant structural feature determines alpha-defensin bactericidal activity, mouse cryptdin-4 (Crp4) tertiary structure was disrupted by pairs of site-directed Ala for Cys substitutions. (
  • Efficient production of a correctly folded mouse α-defensin, cryptdin-4, by refolding during inclusion body solubilization. (
  • Also known as Alpha-defensin 17 (Defensin-related cryptdin-17) (CRYP17). (
  • Human defensin 5 disulfide array mutants: disulfide bond deletion attenuates antibacterial activity against Staphylococcus aureus. (
  • defensin, alpha 1: Defensin 1 and defensin 2 have antibacterial, fungicide and antiviral activities. (
  • Antibacterial activity and specificity of the six human {alpha}-defensins. (
  • Both antifungal and antibacterial plant defensins have been identified, although their exact mechanisms of action vary. (
  • Like their mammalian counterparts, avian cathelicidins and defensins are derived from either myeloid or epithelial origin expressed in a majority of tissues with broad-spectrum antibacterial and immune regulatory activities. (
  • They possess 6 conserved cysteines that form a tridisulfide array with an arrangement of cysteine pairings that typify alpha-defensins. (
  • Members of the defensin family are highly similar in protein sequence and distinguished by a conserved cysteine motif. (
  • Plant defensins (formerly gamma-thionins) are a family of small, cysteine-rich defensins found in plants that serve to defend them against pathogens and parasites. (
  • In humans and other vertebrates, the defensins can be divided into the α- and β-defensin subfamilies on the basis of the position and bonding of six conserved cysteine residues. (
  • Immunohistochemical analysis of Defensin alpha 1 staining in human breast cancer formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissue section. (
  • Plant defensins are a large component of the plant innate immune system. (
  • Among its related pathways are Defensins and Innate Immune System . (
  • The polar topology of defensins, with spatially separated charged and hydrophobic regions, allows them to insert themselves into the phospholipid membranes so that their hydrophobic regions are buried within the lipid membrane interior and their charged (mostly cationic) regions interact with anionic phospholipid head groups and water. (
  • The polar topology of defensins, with their spatially separated charged and hydrophobic regions, allows them to insert into microbial cell membranes, which contains more negatively charged phospholipids than mammalian cell membranes (Lohner et al. (
  • Thus, rather than determining alpha-defensin bactericidal activity, the Crp4 disulfide arrangement confers essential protection from degradation by this critical activating proteinase. (
  • Dermatan sulphate was found to bind to neutrophil-derived alpha-defensin, and this binding completely neutralized its bactericidal activity. (
  • The strongest cationic properties and unique distribution of charged residues on the molecular surface of HD5 may be associated with its highest bactericidal activity among human alpha-defensins. (
  • The protein encoded by this gene, defensin, alpha 1, is found in the microbicidal granules of neutrophils and likely plays a role in phagocyte-mediated host defense. (
  • defensin, alpha 23: May have microbicidal activities. (
  • In a prior exploratory study investigating patients with exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the investigators demonstrated a highly significant correlation between the expression level of Defensin-alpha 4 (DEFA4) mRNA in blood and the adrenal function assessed via low-dose ACTH tests. (
  • Four patients groups were assessed via whole-transcriptome microarray, qPCR, Western blot, and immunohistochemistry for differential expression of Human α-Defensin-5. (
  • These patients were profiled by Human α-Defensin-5 immunohistochemistry. (
  • We offer Defensin alpha 5 Lysates for use in common research applications: SDS-Page, Western Blot. (
  • Unexpectedly, the tissue-specific gene expression screening of enteric alpha-defensins on a panel of rat tissues revealed their presence in the thymus. (
  • Human defensin 5 expression in intestinal metaplasia of the upper gastrointestinal tract. (
  • Whereas antimicrobial and chemotactic activity of HNP4 is somewhat comparable to that of other human neutrophil defensins, neither of the intestinal defensins appears to be chemotactic, and for HD6 also an antimicrobial activity has yet to be observed. (
  • A team of researchers led by UC Davis Health System has found that human alpha-defensin 6 (HD6) -- a key component of the body's innate defense system -- binds to microbial surfaces and forms "nanonets" that surround, entangle and disable microbes, preventing bacteria from attaching to or invading intestinal cells. (
  • Human defensins play a fundamental role in the initiation of innate immune responses to some microbial pathogens. (
  • The research describes an entirely new mechanism of action for defensins, an important group of molecules known to bolster the defenses of circulating white blood cells, protect cellular borders from invasive pathogens and regulate which "friendly" microbes can colonize body surfaces. (
  • Although Chu and Bevins anticipated HD6 activity would be very similar to other alpha-defensins, which kill pathogens by poking holes in the microbial membrane, their early research studies repeatedly showed that HD6 did not kill bacteria. (
  • Crystal Structure of Defensin HNP-3, an Amphilic Dimer: Mechanisms of Membrane Permeabilization. (
  • 5. Smith JG, Silvestry M, Lindert S, Lu W, Nemerow GR, Stewart PL. Insight into the mechanisms of adenovirus capsid disassembly from studies of defensin neutralization. (
  • Antiviral mechanisms of human defensins. (
  • This project shows evidence of alpha defensin in mononuclear cells, highlighting new avenues in which to investigate when researching disease mechanisms of IgAN and periodontitis. (
  • This project will examine the mechanisms by which alpha-defensins promote thrombosis, determine if plasma levels identify patients at risk for venous thromboembolism and help identify a novel approach to anti-thrombotic therapy without bleeding risk. (
  • Alpha defensin is a protein secreted by neutrophils in response to bacterial infection, prior to the development of specific immune responses. (
  • α-defensins are effector molecules of the innate immune response and have been shown to modulate natural infection with adenoviruses, but the majority of α-defensin-adenovirus interactions studied to date have only been analyzed in vitro . (
  • Alpha-defensin-dependent enhancement of enteric viral infection. (
  • In 2018, alpha defensing biomarker was included as a minor criteria for diagnosing PJI by the International Consensus Meeting (ICM) on Joint Infection. (
  • Combined Measurement of Synovial Fluid a-Defensin and C-reactive Protein Levels: Highly Accurate for Diagnosing Periprosthetic Joint Infection. (
  • a-Defensin Accuracy to Diagnose Periprosthetic Joint Infection - Best Available Test? (
  • How Reliable Is the Alpha-defensin Immunoassay Test for Diagnosing Periprosthetic Joint Infection? (
  • Is the Enzyme-linked Immunosorbent Assay More Accurate Than the Lateral Flow Alpha Defensin Test for Diagnosing Periprosthetic Joint Infection? (
  • The Synovasure Alpha Defensin Test is the first and only test specifically designed and validated for the diagnosis of Joint Infection. (
  • Earlier research established alpha defensin in synovial aspirates to be an excellent biomarker for periprosthetic joint infection (PJI). (
  • Oral mucosal expression of HIV-1 receptors, co-receptors, and alpha-defensins: tableau of resistance or susceptibility to HIV infection? (
  • However, this possibility is tendered by the challenges faced by the virus in gaining access to oral mucosal immune cells, including their ability to survive the salivary defenses, cross the mucosal barrier, resist inactivation by alpha-defensins, and overcome the paucity of co-receptor CCR5 in (healthy) oral mucosa (i.e., required for productive infection [Jotwani et al. (
  • Like α-defensin-1, the PKC isoform-selective inhibitor Go6976 blocked HIV-1 infection in a dose-dependent manner. (
  • Furthermore, kinetic studies and analysis of HIV-1 products indicated that α-defensin-1 and Go6976 blocked HIV-1 infection at similar stages in its life cycle, including nuclear import and transcription. (
  • Pre-incubation of tachyzoites with human α-defensin-5 followed by exposure to a mouse embryonal cell line (NIH/3T3) significantly reduced T. gondii infection in these cells. (
  • Thus, human α-defensin-5 is an innate immune molecule that causes severe toxocity to T. gondii and plays an important role in reducing cellular infection. (
  • The study showed that 89.5% of patients who were diagnosed as having an infection using standard-of-care criteria also tested positive for alpha defensin using the Synovasure test kit. (
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  • The defensins are cationic (polar) molecules with spatially separated hydrophobic and charged regions. (
  • Expression and purification of recombinant human alpha-defensins in Escherichia coli. (
  • Here we report an effective method of biosynthesis of human alpha-defensins (hNP-1 to hNP-3 and hD-5 and hD-6) in the Escherichia coli. (
  • Cloning, expression and characterization of antimicrobial porcine β defensin 1 in Escherichia coli. (
  • Interaction of human defensins with Escherichia coli. (
  • in the January 3, 2018 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery determined that a new lateral flow version of the Synovasure Alpha Defensin Test meets those requirements. (
  • The Synovasure Lateral Flow Test Kit (CD Diagnostics Inc) detects human alpha defensins in the synovial fluid of patients who have undergone total joint replacement. (
  • On the basis of their size and pattern of disulfide bonding, mammalian defensins are classified into alpha, beta and theta categories. (
  • Avian β-defensins, on the other hand, adopt triple-stranded β-sheet structures similar to their mammalian relatives. (
  • There might be a dual protection manner by defensins against fungal inflammation in infected buccal epithelia locally. (
  • Fungal defensins were first identified in 2005. (
  • This superfamily includes arthropod defensins and fungal defensins (but not defensins found in mammals). (
  • Cathelicidins and β-defensins are two major families of HDPs in avian species. (
  • An organism usually produces many different defensins, some of which are stored inside the cells (e.g. in neutrophil granulocytes to kill phagocytosed bacteria), and others are secreted into the extracellular medium. (
  • The alpha Defensin-1 Biomarker Assay can be Used to Evaluate the Potentially Infected Total Joint Arthroplasty. (
  • Our experiments are the first to show that Human α-Defensin-5 is a potential candidate biomarker to molecularly differentiate Crohn's colitis from ulcerative colitis, to our knowledge. (
  • Defensins are produced constitutively and/or in response to microbial products or proinflammatory cytokines. (
  • Cis -defensin superfamily: In yellow, the two most conserved disulphides link a beta strand to the same alpha helix (motif = CxC. (
  • [11] [12] The other superfamily, cis -defensins, contains the defensins found in invertebrates, plants and fungi. (
  • [23] Other invertebrates known to produce defensins from this protein superfamily include molluscs , annelids and cnidaria . (
  • Plant defensins are members of the protein superfamily called the cis-defensins or CSαβ fold. (
  • Isolation and characterization of human defensin cDNA clones. (
  • A novel horse alpha-defensin: gene transcription, recombinant expression and characterization of the structure and function. (
  • Defensin alpha 5 antibodies are useful tools for bacterial defense studies and human immunology research. (
  • Here, we show that healthy monocytes can induce the expression of these defensins via Wnt ligands, especially in patients with Crohn's disease (CD), who normally display reduced levels of human α-defensin 5 (HD5) and HD6, resulting in impaired host defense and, consequently, mucosal inflammation. (
  • 2. The Role of Alpha and Beta Defensins in Human Defense. (
  • Thus, the specific deficiency of PC defensins that characterizes ileal CD may compromise innate immune defenses of the ileal mucosa and initiate and/or perpetuate this disease. (
  • Here we examined the molecular mechanism(s) of α-defensin-1-mediated HIV-1 inhibition. (
  • An additional promiscuous activity of some plant defensins is stopping the growth or disrupting the membranes of cancer cells in in vitro experiments. (