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 ...
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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.
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
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 ...
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 ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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Human β-defensin (hBD)-2, antimicrobial peptide primarily induced in epithelial cells, is a key factor in the innate immune response of the respiratory tract. Several studies showed increased defensin levels in both inflammatory lung diseases, such as cystic fibrosis, diffuse panbronchiolitis, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and acute respiratory distress syndrome, and infectious diseases. Recently, epidemiologic studies have demonstrated acute and serious adverse effects of particulate air pollution on respiratory health, especially in people with pre-existing inflammatory lung disease. To elucidate the effect of diesel exhaust particles (DEP) on pulmonary innate immune response, we investigated the hBD-2 and interleukin-8 (IL-8) expression to DEP exposure in interleukin-1 beta (IL-1β)-stimulated A549 cells. IL-1β markedly up-regulated the hBD-2 promoter activity, and the subsequent DEP exposure increased dose-dependently the expression of hBD-2 and inflammatory cytokine IL-8 at the transcriptional
Beta defensins are a family of mammalian defensins. The beta defensins are antimicrobial peptides implicated in the resistance of epithelial surfaces to microbial colonization. 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. On the basis of their size and pattern of disulfide bonding, mammalian defensins are classified into alpha, beta and theta categories. Every mammalian species explored thus far has beta-defensins. In cows, as many as 13 beta-defensins exist in neutrophils. However, in other species, beta-defensins are more often produced by epithelial cells lining various organs (e.g. the epidermis, bronchial tree and genitourinary tract. Human, rabbit and guinea-pig beta-defensins, as well as human beta-defensin-2 (hBD2), induce the activation and degranulation of mast cells, resulting in the release of histamine and prostaglandin D2. ...
Beta-defensin 106 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the DEFB106A gene. Defensins form a family of microbicidal and cytotoxic peptides made by neutrophils. Defensins are short, processed peptide molecules that are classified by structure into three groups: alpha-defensins, beta-defensins and theta-defensins. All beta-defensin genes are densely clustered in four to five syntenic chromosomal regions. Chromosome 8p23 contains at least two copies of the duplicated beta-defensin cluster. This duplication results in two identical copies of defensin, beta 106, DEFB106A and DEFB106B, in head-to-head orientation. This gene, DEFB106A, represents the more centromeric copy. The purified DEFB106 showed antimicrobial activity against Escherichia coli, Candida albicans and Staphylococcus aureus. GRCh38: Ensembl release 89: ENSG00000186579 - Ensembl, May 2017 "Human PubMed Reference:". Schutte BC, Mitros JP, Bartlett JA, Walters JD, Jia HP, Welsh MJ, Casavant TL, McCray PB Jr (Feb 2002). "Discovery of ...
And Garbe, C. (2001) Dermcidin: a novel human antibiotic peptide secreted by sweat glands. Nature Immunology 2, 1133-1137. , Beuerman, R. and Verma, C. (2007) Defensins knowledgebase: a manually curated database and information source focused on the defensins family of antimicrobial peptides. Nucleic Acids Research 35 (Database issue), D265-D268. W. I. (1985) Primary structures of three human neutrophil defensins. Journal of Clinical Investigation 76, 1436-1439. , Peschel, A. and Schittek, B. (2009) Dermcidin-derived peptides show a different mode of action than the cathelicidin LL-37 against Staphylococcus aureus. Insight into the role of LanC was first provided by Meyer et al. (1995) who, while working on the lantibiotic Pep5, showed that with the removal of the pepC gene, the peptide produced contained dehydrated residues but not Lan or meLan bridges. , 2005). Unlike the type I peptides, which are modified by two separate modification enzymes, type II peptides such as lacticin 481 and ...
Defensin, alpha 1B a human protein that is encoded by the DEFA1B gene. defensin GRCh38: Ensembl release 89: ENSG00000240247 - ... 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: ... Ensembl, May 2017 "Human PubMed Reference:". "Entrez Gene: defensin". Kocsis AK, Ocsovszky I, Tiszlavicz L, et al. ( ...
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 ... 2004). "Synthesis and characterization of human alpha-defensins 4-6". J Pept Res. 64 (3): 118-25. doi:10.1111/j.1399-3011.2004. ...
Defensin, alpha 5 (DEFA5) also known as human alpha defensin 5 (HD5) is a human protein that is encoded by the DEFA5 gene. ... Several of the human alpha defensin genes appear to be clustered on chromosome 8. The protein encoded by this gene, defensin, ... 2004). "Synthesis and characterization of human alpha-defensins 4-6". J Pept Res. 64 (3): 118-25. doi:10.1111/j.1399-3011.2004. ... 2006). "Crystal structures of human alpha-defensins HNP4, HD5, and HD6". Protein Sci. 15 (12): 2749-60. doi:10.1110/ps. ...
Defensin, alpha 6 (DEFA6) also known as human alpha defensin 6 (HD6) is a human protein that is encoded by the DEFA6 gene. ... DEFA6 defensin, alpha 6, Paneth cell-specific (Homo sapiens)". Jones DE, Bevins CL (January 1993). "Defensin-6 mRNA in human ... 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. GRCh38: Ensembl release 89: ENSG00000164822 - ...
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 ...
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 ... Zou G, de Leeuw E, Lubkowski J, Lu W (2008). "Molecular determinants for the interaction of human neutrophil alpha defensin 1 ...
"Interactions of mouse Paneth cell alpha-defensins and alpha-defensin precursors with membranes. Prosegment inhibition of ... Defensin α-defensin β-defensin θ-defensin Ouellette AJ (1997). "Paneth cells and innate immunity in the crypt microenvironment ... Cryptdins are mammalian defensins of the alpha subfamily that are produced within the mouse small bowel. The word is a ... Like other alpha-defensins, cryptdins are small, 32-36 amino acid long cationic peptides. They possess 6 conserved cysteines ...
The principal defense molecules secreted by Paneth cells are alpha-defensins, which are known as cryptdins in mice. These ... Ayabe T, Satchell D, Wilson C, Parks W, Selsted M, Ouellette A (2000). "Secretion of microbicidal alpha-defensins by intestinal ... In addition to defensins, Paneth cells secrete lysozyme, tumor necrosis factor-alpha, and phospholipase A2.[citation needed] ... "Regulation of intestinal alpha-defensin activation by the metalloproteinase matrilysin in innate host defense". Science. 286 ( ...
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 gene 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". Xin A (Jan 2014). "Soluble fusion expression, characterization and localization of ... 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 ... Boniotto M, Ventura M, Eskdale J, Crovella S, Gallagher G (2005). "Evidence for duplication of the human defensin gene DEFB4 in ... Defensins are short, processed peptide molecules that are classified by structure into three groups: ...
... 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 in humans is encoded by the DEFB105A gene. Defensins form a family of microbicidal and ... "Entrez Gene: DEFB105A defensin, beta 105A". Patil AA, Cai Y, Sang Y, et al. (2006). "Cross-species analysis of the mammalian ... 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 ...
... 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 ...
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. ...
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. ...
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 ... Defensins from insects and plants and scorpion toxins Defensins at the US National Library of Medicine Medical Subject Headings ... Vertebrate defensins and related sea anemone sodium channel toxins UMich Orientation of Proteins in Membranes families/ ...
... are only found at the bottom of the intestinal glands and release antimicrobial substances such as alpha defensins and lysozyme ...
CD29 Alpha-5 beta-1 Integrin alpha6beta1 Vitronectin receptor: Alpha-v beta-3 Alpha-v beta-5 Immunoglobulin superfamily CAMs ... Antimicrobial peptides Defensins Lysozyme Inflammation Inflammatory reflex Inflammasome Granuloma Acute-phase proteins Amyloid ... SAP SAA Positive Alpha 1-antichymotrypsin Alpha 1-antitrypsin Alpha 2-macroglobulin C-reactive protein Ceruloplasmin C3 ... 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 ...
File "2006 MeSH Trees".) MeSH D12.644.050.200 --- defensins MeSH D12.644.050.200.050 --- alpha defensins MeSH D12.644.050.200. ... 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 D12.644.400.460.075 --- beta-msh MeSH D12.644.400.460.115 --- gamma-msh MeSH D12.644.400.465 --- msh release- ...
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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 ... A team of researchers led by UC Davis Health System has found that human alpha-defensin 6 (HD6) -- a key component of the ... Future studies on Crohns disease by this team aim to better understand exactly why alpha-defensin-expression is reduced in ... Humans make six different alpha-defensins. Two of these, HD5 and HD6, are secreted by Paneth cells, specialized secretory cells ...
Besides classical β-defensins, a group of avian-specific β-defensin-related peptides, namely ovodefensins, exist with a ... Avian β-defensins, on the other hand, adopt triple-stranded β-sheet structures similar to their mammalian relatives. ... Like their mammalian counterparts, avian cathelicidins and defensins are derived from either myeloid or epithelial origin ... Cathelicidins and β-defensins are two major families of HDPs in avian species. More than a dozen HDPs exist in birds, with the ...
There are three classes of defensin peptides, and most research around the world has focused on alpha and beta defensins, the ... However, theta-defensins are more active against HIV-1 than the other two types of defensins and can be developed in ... Cole studies theta-defensins called retrocyclins, which are no longer made by humans or advanced primates such as chimpanzees. ... Cole started his research into theta-defensins at the University of California, Los Angeles, before he moved to UCF in 2003. ...
The most abundant group of antimicrobial peptides is comprised by the α-, β- and θ-defensins.[alpha, beta, theta (circle w/ ... porcine beta-defensin-1, pBD1), and horse (equine beta-defensin-1, eBD1). Human beta-defensin-3 (HBD-3) has been detected in ... BETA-DEFENSINS. β-defensins are small (3.5-4.5 kDa) highly basic cationic peptides. These peptides are ancient and universal ... β-defensin-1 mRNA expression has been identified in the heart of mice (murine beta-defensin-1, mBD1), pig ( ...
Contribution of alpha- and beta-defensins to lung function decline and infection in smokers: an association study. Respir Res. ... Neutrophil alpha-defensins cause lung injury by disrupting the capillary-epithelial barrier. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2010; ... Ashitani J, Mukae H, Hiratsuka T, Nakazato M, Kumamoto K, Matsukura S. Elevated levels of alpha-defensins in plasma and BAL ... Ashitani J, Mukae H, Arimura Y, Sano A, Tokojima M, Nakazato M. High concentrations of alpha-defensins in plasma and ...
The paper talks about one way the body slow down the inflammation, by the releasing of alpha defensin HNP1 from dead ... HNP1, the abundant alpha defensins release by neutrophils, can prevent further inflammation by inhibiting protein translation ... 2016). "Neutrophil-derived alpha defensins control inflammation by inhibiting macrophage mRNA translation." Proceedings of the ... The dying neutrophils release large amounts of alpha defensins, a type of antimicrobial peptides. The dead neutrophils are then ...
... lysozyme and alpha-defensins." The statement indicating that neutrophils produce alpha-defensins is again reiterated in the ... There are more than 292 research articles reporting the production of alpha-defensins by neutrophils. I have pasted the PubMed ... I appreciate the fact that you did a literature search and found an article from 1995 demonstrating defensin production from ... "The ciliary epithelial cells produce antimicrobial peptides like beta-defensins." On page 6 it states that "the Primary ...
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Alpha defensins are a family of mammalian defensin peptides. Defensins are 2-6 kDa, cationic, microbicidal peptides active ... Alpha defensins of the mouse bowel were historically called cryptdins when first discovered. Initially human alpha defensin ... 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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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) ...
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 ...
defensin alpha 10. Synonyms. Defcr10; alpha-defensin 10; alpha-defensin, 10; defensin related cryptdin 10; defensin-related ...
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 ...
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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 ...
  • Cole started his research into theta-defensins at the University of California, Los Angeles, before he moved to UCF in 2003. (emaxhealth.com)
  • Cole studies theta-defensins called retrocyclins, which are no longer made by humans or advanced primates such as chimpanzees. (emaxhealth.com)
  • However, theta-defensins are more active against HIV-1 than the other two types of defensins and can be developed in laboratories, two features that suggest retrocyclins still could become an effective way to fight the virus. (emaxhealth.com)
  • A total of 10 synovial fluid samples were tested using the msLFIA, and the results showed that the combined measurements of synovial fluid alpha-defensin and CRP levels were consistent with those obtained from a commercial enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay kit. (nature.com)
  • 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. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • In 2018, alpha defensing biomarker was included as a minor criteria for diagnosing PJI by the International Consensus Meeting (ICM) on Joint Infection. (zimmerbiomet.com)
  • a-Defensin Accuracy to Diagnose Periprosthetic Joint Infection - Best Available Test? (zimmerbiomet.com)
  • How Reliable Is the Alpha-defensin Immunoassay Test for Diagnosing Periprosthetic Joint Infection? (zimmerbiomet.com)
  • Is the Enzyme-linked Immunosorbent Assay More Accurate Than the Lateral Flow Alpha Defensin Test for Diagnosing Periprosthetic Joint Infection? (zimmerbiomet.com)
  • The Synovasure Alpha Defensin Test is the first and only test specifically designed and validated for the diagnosis of Joint Infection. (zimmerbiomet.com)
  • 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. (elsevier.com)
  • Like α-defensin-1, the PKC isoform-selective inhibitor Go6976 blocked HIV-1 infection in a dose-dependent manner. (jci.org)
  • 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. (jci.org)
  • 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. (springer.com)
  • 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. (springer.com)
  • 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. (medscape.com)
  • Other defensins are inducible and highly expressed at sites of inflammation or infection [9, 11, (bioportfolio.com)
  • Impairment of defensin functions increases susceptibility to infection of the airway in cystic fibrosis and to enhanced Salmonella infection in the mouse intestinal tract . (bioportfolio.com)
  • Subsequent investigations confirmed relationships between scorpion toxins that block potassium channels and insect defensins in their three-dimensional structure and their disruption of membrane functions of invasive microbes. (wikipedia.org)
  • Dermatan sulphate was found to bind to neutrophil-derived alpha-defensin, and this binding completely neutralized its bactericidal activity. (lu.se)
  • We measured alpha-defensins levels in plasma and bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) of ARDS patients to assess the kinetics of alpha-defensins in ARDS. (nih.gov)
  • Plasma alpha-defensins levels were higher in ARDS patients than in control subjects, and BALF levels were also higher in ARDS patients than in control subjects. (nih.gov)
  • 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. (grantome.com)
  • Patients with mild symptoms have a low concentration of alpha defensin," he said. (jpost.com)
  • Higavi said his team are en route to a solution: administering the drug colchicine to coronavirus patients. (jpost.com)