beta-Defensins: DEFENSINS found mainly in epithelial cells.Defensins: 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.alpha-Defensins: DEFENSINS found in azurophilic granules of neutrophils and in the secretory granules of intestinal PANETH CELLS.Encyclopedias as Topic: Works containing information articles on subjects in every field of knowledge, usually arranged in alphabetical order, or a similar work limited to a special field or subject. (From The ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983)Urogenital System: All the organs involved in reproduction and the formation and release of URINE. It includes the kidneys, ureters, BLADDER; URETHRA, and the organs of reproduction - ovaries, UTERUS; FALLOPIAN TUBES; VAGINA; and CLITORIS in women and the testes; SEMINAL VESICLES; PROSTATE; seminal ducts; and PENIS in men.Antimicrobial Cationic Peptides: 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.Disulfides: Chemical groups containing the covalent disulfide bonds -S-S-. The sulfur atoms can be bound to inorganic or organic moieties.Multiplex Polymerase Chain Reaction: Methods for using more than one primer set in a polymerase chain reaction to amplify more than one segment of the target DNA sequence in a single reaction.Polymerase Chain Reaction: In vitro method for producing large amounts of specific DNA or RNA fragments of defined length and sequence from small amounts of short oligonucleotide flanking sequences (primers). The essential steps include thermal denaturation of the double-stranded target molecules, annealing of the primers to their complementary sequences, and extension of the annealed primers by enzymatic synthesis with DNA polymerase. The reaction is efficient, specific, and extremely sensitive. Uses for the reaction include disease diagnosis, detection of difficult-to-isolate pathogens, mutation analysis, genetic testing, DNA sequencing, and analyzing evolutionary relationships.Acne Vulgaris: A chronic disorder of the pilosebaceous apparatus associated with an increase in sebum secretion. It is characterized by open comedones (blackheads), closed comedones (whiteheads), and pustular nodules. The cause is unknown, but heredity and age are predisposing factors.Blood-Nerve Barrier: The barrier between the perineurium of PERIPHERAL NERVES and the endothelium (ENDOTHELIUM, VASCULAR) of endoneurial CAPILLARIES. The perineurium acts as a diffusion barrier, but ion permeability at the blood-nerve barrier is still higher than at the BLOOD-BRAIN BARRIER.Peptides: Members of the class of compounds composed of AMINO ACIDS joined together by peptide bonds between adjacent amino acids into linear, branched or cyclical structures. OLIGOPEPTIDES are composed of approximately 2-12 amino acids. Polypeptides are composed of approximately 13 or more amino acids. PROTEINS are linear polypeptides that are normally synthesized on RIBOSOMES.Neutrophils: 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.Solutions: The homogeneous mixtures formed by the mixing of a solid, liquid, or gaseous substance (solute) with a liquid (the solvent), from which the dissolved substances can be recovered by physical processes. (From Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed)beta 2-Glycoprotein I: A 44-kDa highly glycosylated plasma protein that binds phospholipids including CARDIOLIPIN; APOLIPOPROTEIN E RECEPTOR; membrane phospholipids, and other anionic phospholipid-containing moieties. It plays a role in coagulation and apoptotic processes. Formerly known as apolipoprotein H, it is an autoantigen in patients with ANTIPHOSPHOLIPID ANTIBODIES.Antibodies: 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).Antiphospholipid Syndrome: The presence of antibodies directed against phospholipids (ANTIBODIES, ANTIPHOSPHOLIPID). The condition is associated with a variety of diseases, notably systemic lupus erythematosus and other connective tissue diseases, thrombopenia, and arterial or venous thromboses. In pregnancy it can cause abortion. Of the phospholipids, the cardiolipins show markedly elevated levels of anticardiolipin antibodies (ANTIBODIES, ANTICARDIOLIPIN). Present also are high levels of lupus anticoagulant (LUPUS COAGULATION INHIBITOR).Antibody Specificity: 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.Antibodies, Anticardiolipin: Antiphospholipid antibodies found in association with systemic lupus erythematosus (LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS, SYSTEMIC;), ANTIPHOSPHOLIPID SYNDROME; and in a variety of other diseases as well as in healthy individuals. The antibodies are detected by solid-phase IMMUNOASSAY employing the purified phospholipid antigen CARDIOLIPIN.Recombinant Proteins: Proteins prepared by recombinant DNA technology.Molecular Sequence Data: 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.Amino Acid Sequence: The order of amino acids as they occur in a polypeptide chain. This is referred to as the primary structure of proteins. It is of fundamental importance in determining PROTEIN CONFORMATION.Cross Reactions: Serological reactions in which an antiserum against one antigen reacts with a non-identical but closely related antigen.Cloning, Molecular: The insertion of recombinant DNA molecules from prokaryotic and/or eukaryotic sources into a replicating vehicle, such as a plasmid or virus vector, and the introduction of the resultant hybrid molecules into recipient cells without altering the viability of those cells.Kaposi Varicelliform Eruption: A disseminated vesicular-pustular eruption caused by the herpes simplex virus (HERPESVIRUS HOMINIS), the VACCINIA VIRUS, or Varicella zoster (HERPESVIRUS 3, HUMAN). It is usually superimposed on a preexisting, inactive or active, atopic dermatitis (DERMATITIS, ATOPIC).Dermatitis, Atopic: A chronic inflammatory genetically determined disease of the skin marked by increased ability to form reagin (IgE), with increased susceptibility to allergic rhinitis and asthma, and hereditary disposition to a lowered threshold for pruritus. It is manifested by lichenification, excoriation, and crusting, mainly on the flexural surfaces of the elbow and knee. In infants it is known as infantile eczema.Eczema: A pruritic papulovesicular dermatitis occurring as a reaction to many endogenous and exogenous agents (Dorland, 27th ed).Acyclovir: A GUANOSINE analog that acts as an antimetabolite. Viruses are especially susceptible. Used especially against herpes.Lipopolysaccharides: Lipid-containing polysaccharides which are endotoxins and important group-specific antigens. They are often derived from the cell wall of gram-negative bacteria and induce immunoglobulin secretion. The lipopolysaccharide molecule consists of three parts: LIPID A, core polysaccharide, and O-specific chains (O ANTIGENS). When derived from Escherichia coli, lipopolysaccharides serve as polyclonal B-cell mitogens commonly used in laboratory immunology. (From Dorland, 28th ed)Endotoxins: Toxins closely associated with the living cytoplasm or cell wall of certain microorganisms, which do not readily diffuse into the culture medium, but are released upon lysis of the cells.Streptavidin: A 60-kDa extracellular protein of Streptomyces avidinii with four high-affinity biotin binding sites. Unlike AVIDIN, streptavidin has a near neutral isoelectric point and is free of carbohydrate side chains.Endotoxemia: A condition characterized by the presence of ENDOTOXINS in the blood. On lysis, the outer cell wall of gram-negative bacteria enters the systemic circulation and initiates a pathophysiologic cascade of pro-inflammatory mediators.Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha: Serum glycoprotein produced by activated MACROPHAGES and other mammalian MONONUCLEAR LEUKOCYTES. It has necrotizing activity against tumor cell lines and increases ability to reject tumor transplants. Also known as TNF-alpha, it is only 30% homologous to TNF-beta (LYMPHOTOXIN), but they share TNF RECEPTORS.Malassezia: A mitosporic fungal genus that causes a variety of skin disorders. Malassezia furfur (Pityrosporum orbiculare) causes TINEA VERSICOLOR.Dermatomycoses: Superficial infections of the skin or its appendages by any of various fungi.Tinea Versicolor: A common chronic, noninflammatory and usually symptomless disorder, characterized by the occurrence of multiple macular patches of all sizes and shapes, and varying in pigmentation from fawn-colored to brown. It is seen most frequently in hot, humid, tropical regions, and is caused by Pityrosporon orbiculare. (Dorland, 27th ed)Dermatitis, Seborrheic: A chronic inflammatory disease of the skin with unknown etiology. It is characterized by moderate ERYTHEMA, dry, moist, or greasy (SEBACEOUS GLAND) scaling and yellow crusted patches on various areas, especially the scalp, that exfoliate as dandruff. Seborrheic dermatitis is common in children and adolescents with HIV INFECTIONS.Keratinocytes: Epidermal cells which synthesize keratin and undergo characteristic changes as they move upward from the basal layers of the epidermis to the cornified (horny) layer of the skin. Successive stages of differentiation of the keratinocytes forming the epidermal layers are basal cell, spinous or prickle cell, and the granular cell.Paneth Cells: 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.Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay: 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.Reagent Kits, Diagnostic: 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.Blood Proteins: Proteins that are present in blood serum, including SERUM ALBUMIN; BLOOD COAGULATION FACTORS; and many other types of proteins.Biotechnology: Body of knowledge related to the use of organisms, cells or cell-derived constituents for the purpose of developing products which are technically, scientifically and clinically useful. Alteration of biologic function at the molecular level (i.e., GENETIC ENGINEERING) is a central focus; laboratory methods used include TRANSFECTION and CLONING technologies, sequence and structure analysis algorithms, computer databases, and gene and protein structure function analysis and prediction.Outsourced Services: Organizational activities previously performed internally that are provided by external agents.Crops, Agricultural: Cultivated plants or agricultural produce such as grain, vegetables, or fruit. (From American Heritage Dictionary, 1982)Scalp: The outer covering of the calvaria. It is composed of several layers: SKIN; subcutaneous connective tissue; the occipitofrontal muscle which includes the tendinous galea aponeurotica; loose connective tissue; and the pericranium (the PERIOSTEUM of the SKULL).Multiple Trauma: Multiple physical insults or injuries occurring simultaneously.Solid-Phase Synthesis Techniques: Techniques used to synthesize chemicals using molecular substrates that are bound to a solid surface. Typically a series of reactions are conducted on the bound substrate that results in either the covalent attachment of specific moieties or the modification of existing function groups. These techniques offer an advantage to those involving solution reactions in that the substrate compound does not have to be isolated and purified between the reaction steps.Traumatology: The medical specialty which deals with WOUNDS and INJURIES as well as resulting disability and disorders from physical traumas.Wounds and Injuries: Damage inflicted on the body as the direct or indirect result of an external force, with or without disruption of structural continuity.Germany

Production of beta-defensin antimicrobial peptides by the oral mucosa and salivary glands. (1/685)

beta-Defensins are cationic peptides with broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity that are produced by epithelia at mucosal surfaces. Two human beta-defensins, HBD-1 and HBD-2, were discovered in 1995 and 1997, respectively. However, little is known about the expression of HBD-1 or HBD-2 in tissues of the oral cavity and whether these proteins are secreted. In this study, we characterized the expression of HBD-1 and HBD-2 mRNAs within the major salivary glands, tongue, gingiva, and buccal mucosa and detected beta-defensin peptides in salivary secretions. Defensin mRNA expression was quantitated by RNase protection assays. HBD-1 mRNA expression was detected in the gingiva, parotid gland, buccal mucosa, and tongue. Expression of HBD-2 mRNA was detected only in the gingival mucosa and was most abundant in tissues with associated inflammation. To test whether beta-defensin expression was inducible, gingival keratinocyte cell cultures were treated with interleukin-1beta (IL-1beta) or bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS) for 24 h. HBD-2 expression increased approximately 16-fold with IL-1beta treatment and approximately 5-fold in the presence of LPS. Western immunoblotting, liquid chromatography, and mass spectrometry were used to identify the HBD-1 and HBD-2 peptides in human saliva. Human beta-defensins are expressed in oral tissues, and the proteins are secreted in saliva; HBD-1 expression was constitutive, while HBD-2 expression was induced by IL-1beta and LPS. Human beta-defensins may play an important role in the innate defenses against oral microorganisms.  (+info)

Efficient killing of inhaled bacteria in DeltaF508 mice: role of airway surface liquid composition. (2/685)

Cystic fibrosis mice have been generated by gene targeting but show little lung disease without repeated exposure to bacteria. We asked if murine mucosal defenses and airway surface liquid (ASL) Cl(-) were altered by the DeltaF508 cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator mutation. Naive DeltaF508 -/- and +/- mice showed no pulmonary inflammation and after inhaled Pseudomonas aeruginosa had similar inflammatory responses and bacterial clearance rates. We therefore investigated components of the innate immune system. Bronchoalveolar lavage fluid from mice killed Escherichia coli, and the microbicidal activity was inhibited by NaCl. Because beta-defensins are salt-sensitive epithelial products, we looked for pulmonary beta-defensin expression. A mouse homolog of human beta-defensin-1 (termed "MBD-1") was identified; the mRNA was expressed in the lung. Using a radiotracer technique, ASL volume and Cl(-) concentration ([Cl(-)]) were measured in cultured tracheal epithelia from normal and DeltaF508 -/- mice. The estimated ASL volume was similar for both groups. There were no differences in ASL [Cl(-)] in DeltaF508 -/- and normal mice (13.8 +/- 2.6 vs. 17.8 +/- 5.6 meq/l). Because ASL [Cl(-)] is low in normal and mutant mice, salt-sensitive antimicrobial factors, including MBD-1, may be normally active.  (+info)

Molecular cloning and characterization of rat genes encoding homologues of human beta-defensins. (3/685)

beta-Defensins are cationic peptides with broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity that may play a role in mucosal defenses of several organs. They have been isolated in several species, and in humans, two beta-defensins have been identified. Here, we report the identification of two genes encoding beta-defensin homologues in the rat. Partial cDNAs were found by searching the expressed-sequence-tag database, and primers were designed to generate full-length mRNA coding sequences. One gene was highly similar to the human beta-defensin-1 (HBD-1) gene and mouse beta-defensin-1 gene at both the nucleic acid and amino acid levels and was termed rat beta-defensin-1 (RBD-1). The other gene, named RBD-2, was homologous to the HBD-2 and bovine tracheal antimicrobial peptide (TAP) genes. The predicted prepropeptides were strongly cationic, were 69 and 63 residues in length for RBD-1 and RBD-2, respectively, and contained the six-cysteine motif characteristic of beta-defensins. The beta-defensin genes mapped closely on rat chromosome 16 and were closely linked to the alpha-defensins genes, suggesting that they are part of a gene cluster, similar to the organization reported for humans. Northern blot analysis showed that both RBD-1 and RBD-2 mRNA transcripts were approximately 0.5 kb in length; RBD-1 mRNA was abundantly transcribed in the rat kidney, while RBD-2 was prevalent in the lung. Reverse transcription-PCR indicated that RBD-1 and RBD-2 mRNAs were distributed in a variety of other tissues. In the lung, RBD-1 mRNA expression localized to the tracheal epithelium while RBD-2 was expressed in alveolar type II cells. In conclusion, we characterized two novel beta-defensin homologues in the rat. The rat may be a useful model to investigate the function and contribution of beta-defensins to host defense in the lung, kidney, and other tissues.  (+info)

Human beta-defensin-1 mRNA is transcribed in tympanic membrane and adjacent auditory canal epithelium. (4/685)

The external auditory canal is less susceptible to infections than the sensitive middle-ear cavity. Since recent research has provided insight to the production of potent antimicrobial peptides from various surface epithelia, we wanted to investigate whether protection of the external auditory canal in part could be explained by the production of human beta-defensin-1 (HBD-1). This particular peptide is known to be constitutively expressed in various surface epithelia, such as airway, skin, and urogenital tissues. By reverse transcriptase PCR we demonstrate HBD-1 mRNA in the pars tensa and pars flaccida of the tympanic membrane and in the meatal skin. In situ hybridization studies localized the HBD-1 mRNA to the epidermal layer of these tissues. The HBD-1 transcripts were also evident in the sebaceous glands and in hair follicles of the meatal skin. In contrast, HBD-1 mRNA was not detected in the tympanal epithelium of the eardrum. The widespread presence of mRNA encoding for this broad-spectrum antimicrobial peptide in the meatal skin and tympanic membrane suggests that HBD-1 participates in the innate antimicrobial defense of the external auditory canal and middle-ear cavity.  (+info)

Cloning and expression of bovine neutrophil beta-defensins. Biosynthetic profile during neutrophilic maturation and localization of mature peptide to novel cytoplasmic dense granules. (5/685)

beta-Defensins are microbicidal peptides implicated in host defense functions of phagocytic leukocytes and certain surface epithelial cells. Here we investigated the genetic structures and cellular expression of BNBD-4, -12, and -13, three prototypic bovine neutrophil beta-defensins. Characterization of the corresponding cDNAs indicated that BNBD-4 (41 residues) derives from a 63-amino acid prepropeptide and that BNBD-12 (38 residues) and BNBD-13 (42 residues) derive from a common 60-amino acid precursor (BNBD-12/13). The peptides were found to be encoded by two-exon genes that are closely related to bovine epithelial beta-defensin genes. BNBD-4 and BNBD-12/13 mRNAs were most abundant in bone marrow, but were expressed differentially in certain non-myeloid tissues. In situ hybridization and immunohistochemical studies demonstrated that BNBD-4 synthesis is completed early in myelopoiesis. BNBD-12 was localized exclusively to the novel dense granules, organelles that also contain precursors of cathelicidins, antimicrobial peptides that undergo proteolytic processing during phagocytosis. In contrast to cathelicidins, Western blot analyses revealed that mature beta-defensins are the predominant organellar form in myeloid cells. Stimulation of neutrophils with phorbol myristate acetate induced secretion of BNBD-12, indicating that it is co-secreted with pro-cathelicidins. The exocytosis of BNBD-12 by activated neutrophils reveals different mobilization pathways for myeloid alpha- and beta-defensins.  (+info)

Beta-defensins: linking innate and adaptive immunity through dendritic and T cell CCR6. (6/685)

Defensins contribute to host defense by disrupting the cytoplasmic membrane of microorganisms. This report shows that human beta-defensins are also chemotactic for immature dendritic cells and memory T cells. Human beta-defensin was selectively chemotactic for cells stably transfected to express human CCR6, a chemokine receptor preferentially expressed by immature dendritic cells and memory T cells. The beta-defensin-induced chemotaxis was sensitive to pertussis toxin and inhibited by antibodies to CCR6. The binding of iodinated LARC, the chemokine ligand for CCR6, to CCR6-transfected cells was competitively displaced by beta-defensin. Thus, beta-defensins may promote adaptive immune responses by recruiting dendritic and T cells to the site of microbial invasion through interaction with CCR6.  (+info)

Expression and regulation of the human beta-defensins hBD-1 and hBD-2 in intestinal epithelium. (7/685)

The intestinal epithelium forms a physical barrier to limit access of enteric microbes to the host and contributes to innate host defense by producing effector molecules against luminal microbes. To further define the role of the intestinal epithelium in antimicrobial host defense, we analyzed the expression, regulation, and production of two antimicrobial peptides, human defensins hBD-1 and hBD-2, by human intestinal epithelial cells in vitro and in vivo. The human colon epithelial cell lines HT-29 and Caco-2 constitutively express hBD-1 mRNA and protein but not hBD-2. However, hBD-2 expression is rapidly induced by IL-1alpha stimulation or infection of those cells with enteroinvasive bacteria. Moreover, hBD-2 functions as a NF-kappaB target gene in the intestinal epithelium as blocking NF-kappaB activation inhibits the up-regulated expression of hBD-2 in response to IL-1alpha stimulation or bacterial infection. Caco-2 cells produce two hBD-1 isoforms and a hBD-2 peptide larger in size than previously described hBD-2 isoforms. Paralleling the in vitro findings, human fetal intestinal xenografts constitutively express hBD-1, but not hBD-2, and hBD-2 expression, but not hBD-1, is up-regulated in xenografts infected intraluminally with Salmonella. hBD-1 is expressed by the epithelium of normal human colon and small intestine, with a similar pattern of expression in inflamed colon. In contrast, there is little hBD-2 expression by the epithelium of normal colon, but abundant hBD-2 expression by the epithelium of inflamed colon. hBD-1 and hBD-2 may be integral components of epithelial innate immunity in the intestine, with each occupying a distinct functional niche in intestinal mucosal defense.  (+info)

Inducible expression of human beta-defensin 2 by Fusobacterium nucleatum in oral epithelial cells: multiple signaling pathways and role of commensal bacteria in innate immunity and the epithelial barrier. (8/685)

Human gingival epithelial cells (HGE) express two antimicrobial peptides of the beta-defensin family, human beta-defensin 1 (hBD-1) and hBD-2, as well as cytokines and chemokines that contribute to innate immunity. In the present study, the expression and transcriptional regulation of hBD-2 was examined. HBD-2 mRNA was induced by cell wall extract of Fusobacterium nucleatum, an oral commensal microorganism, but not by that of Porphyromonas gingivalis, a periodontal pathogen. HBD-2 mRNA was also induced by the proinflammatory cytokine tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha) and phorbol myristate acetate (PMA), an epithelial cell activator. HBD-2 mRNA was also expressed in 14 of 15 noninflamed gingival tissue samples. HBD-2 peptide was detected by immunofluorescence in HGE stimulated with F. nucleatum cell wall, consistent with induction of the mRNA by this stimulant. Kinetic analysis indicates involvement of multiple distinct signaling pathways in the regulation of hBD-2 mRNA; TNF-alpha and F. nucleatum cell wall induced hBD-2 mRNA rapidly (2 to 4 h), while PMA stimulation was slower ( approximately 10 h). In contrast, each stimulant induced interleukin 8 (IL-8) within 1 h. The role of TNF-alpha as an intermediary in F. nucleatum signaling was ruled out by addition of anti-TNF-alpha that did not inhibit hBD-2 induction. However, inhibitor studies show that F. nucleatum stimulation of hBD-2 mRNA requires both new gene transcription and new protein synthesis. Bacterial lipopolysaccharides isolated from Escherichia coli and F. nucleatum were poor stimulants of hBD-2, although they up-regulated IL-8 mRNA. Collectively, our findings show inducible expression of hBD-2 mRNA via multiple pathways in HGE in a pattern that is distinct from that of IL-8 expression. We suggest that different aspects of innate immune responses are differentially regulated and that commensal organisms have a role in stimulating mucosal epithelial cells in maintaining the barrier that contributes to homeostasis and host defense.  (+info)

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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. ...
Although, the human epithelium is constantly challenged by a broad spectrum of microorganisms, invasive infections are rather rare. Recent findings suggest the expression of antimicrobial peptides by
Myeloid Elf-1 like factor (MEF) is an ETS protein, which activates the promoters of granulocyte macrophage colony-stimulating factor, interleukin-3, lysozyme, human beta defensin-2 and perforin. In spite
The authors characterize the recombinant human beta-defensin DEFB114 peptide, demonstrating its anti-microbial potential, lipopolysaccharide (LPS) binding and neutralization, and anti-inflammatory effects in vitro and in vivo. Data suggest that DEFB114 could also protect human sperm from motility loss when challenged with LPS. Affinity measurements of interaction between LPS and DEFB114 were performed using the Octet system. Purified DEFB114 was biotinylated and loaded onto Streptavidin biosensors, followed by association/dissociation with purified LPS.
1BNB: Solution structure of bovine neutrophil beta-defensin-12: the peptide fold of the beta-defensins is identical to that of the classical defensins.
International Journal of Peptides is a peer-reviewed, Open Access journal that publishes original research articles as well as review articles in all areas of peptide research.
Background: Smoking increases the susceptibility to pulmonary infection and is a risk factor for the development of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). We postulated that cigarette smoke suppresses the activation of the innate immune system in response to bacterial infection. Methods: With sensitive ex-vivo analysis we measured the level of the endogenous antibiotic peptide human beta-defensin-2 in pharyngeal washing fluids and sputum of patients with community acquired pneumonia. The regulation of antibacterial host defense molecules was studied in vitro. The effect of cigarette smoke on the antibacterial activity of differentiated airway epithelium and the expression of host defense molecules was studied in an infection model in vitro. Results: Current or former smoking was associated with significantly reduced hBD-2 levels in pharyngeal washing fluid and sputum from patients with acute pneumonia. Exposure of airway epithelium to smoke in vitro inhibited the induction of hBD-2 by ...
Background: Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb), a pathogenic acid-fast bacterium causes ten million infections and two million deaths per year. Multidrug resistance of Mtb has been in part attributed to its lipid rich cell wall and tendency to aggregate. Mucosal surfaces in the respiratory tract secrete antimicrobial peptides including human beta-defensins (HBD) which typically exert their effects at low μM concentrations. HBD2 has been thought to primarily act as chemoattractant. However, considering its association with lipid membranes direct activity against Mtb is conceivable. Objective: Using Mycobacterium smegmatis (Ms) as a model organism for Mtb, this study aimed to establish a protocol to homogenize Ms and test the effectiveness of HBD-2 against Ms. Methods: Ms was grown for 48 h in 7H9 medium, adjusted to McF 0.5, sonicated for 3, 5, and 9 rounds of five second durations, and diluted 1:50 in 7H9 media. Aliquots in five replicates were further incubated in a microtiter plate for 48 h and
AMP play an important role in the innate immune response against infections. Two major classes of AMP have been identified: the beta defensins (HBD) (Harder 1997) and cathelicidins (LL-37) (Gallo 2002). AMP have been shown to have antibacterial activities against S. aureus (Ong 2002) and antiviral activity against vaccinia virus (VV) (Howell 2004).. The skin of AD patients is characterized by a deficiency in AMP, which may account for their propensity to skin infections (Ong 2002). This AMP deficiency is believed to be due to an increase in Th2 cytokines, IL-4 and IL-13, expression (Ong 2002), as well as an increase of IL-10 expression (Howell 2005). Other cytokines known to affect AMP expression are TNF-alpha (TNFa), IL-6, IL-1 and interferon-gamma (IFN-g). These cytokines induce the expression of AMP (Erdag 2002, Liu 2002, Ong 2002, Nomura 2003). However, negligible levels of TNF-a and IFN-g have been shown in AD skin possibly due to their downregulation by Th2 cytokines (Nomura 2003). ...
Hyperbranched polyimide-silica hybrids (HBPI-silica HBDs) and hyperbranched polyimide-silica composites (HBPI-silica CPTs) were prepared, and their general and gas transport properties were investigated to clarify the effect of silica sources and preparation methods. HBPI-silica HBDs and HBPI-silica CPTs were synthesized by two-step polymerization of A2 + B3 monomer system via polyamic acid as precursor, followed by hybridizing or blending silica sources. Silica components were incorporated by the sol-gel reaction with tetramethoxysilane (TMOS) or the addition of colloidal silica. In HBPI-silica HBDs, the aggregation of silica components is controlled because of the high affinity of HBPI and silica caused by the formation of covalent bonds between HBPI and silica. Consequently, HBPI-silica HBDs had good film formability, transparency, and mechanical properties compared with HBPI-silica CPTs. HBPI-silica HBD and CPT membranes prepared via the sol-gel reaction with TMOS showed specific gas permeabilities
Hyperbranched polyimide-silica hybrids (HBPI-silica HBDs) and hyperbranched polyimide-silica composites (HBPI-silica CPTs) were prepared, and their general and gas transport properties were investigated to clarify the effect of silica sources and preparation methods. HBPI-silica HBDs and HBPI-silica CPTs were synthesized by two-step polymerization of A2 + B3 monomer system via polyamic acid as precursor, followed by hybridizing or blending silica sources. Silica components were incorporated by the sol-gel reaction with tetramethoxysilane (TMOS) or the addition of colloidal silica. In HBPI-silica HBDs, the aggregation of silica components is controlled because of the high affinity of HBPI and silica caused by the formation of covalent bonds between HBPI and silica. Consequently, HBPI-silica HBDs had good film formability, transparency, and mechanical properties compared with HBPI-silica CPTs. HBPI-silica HBD and CPT membranes prepared via the sol-gel reaction with TMOS showed specific gas permeabilities
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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 ...
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Human beta defensins (hBDs) are small cationic peptides, expressed in mucosal epithelia and important agents of innate immunity, act as antimicrobial and chemotactic agents at mucosal barriers. In this perspective, we present evidence supporting a novel strategy by which the oral bacterium Fusobacterium nucleatum induces hBDs and other antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) in normal human oral epithelial cells and thereby protects them from other microbial pathogens. The findings stress (1) the physiological importance of hBDs, (2) that this strategy may be a mechanism that contributes to homeostasis and health in body sites constantly challenged with bacteria and (3) that novel properties identified in commensal bacteria could, one day, be harnessed as new probiotic strategies to combat colonization of opportunistic pathogens. With that in mind, we highlight and review the discovery and characterization of a novel lipo-protein, FAD-I (Fusobacterium Associated Defensin Inducer) associated with the outer
Hata, T., Kotol, P., Boguniewicz, M., Taylor, P., Paik, A., Jackson, M., ... et al, . U. (2011). History of eczema herpeticum is associated with the inability to induce human beta-defensin (HBD)-2, HBD-3 and cathelicidin in the skin of patients with atopic dermatitis. British Journal of Dermatology, 163(3), 659 - 661 ...
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 ...
Defensin-1 was prepared by heterologous expression in Escherichia coli. We showed that different types of honey (manuka and honeydew) were able to significantly reduced cell viability of wound pathogens (S. aureus, S. agalactiae and P. aeruginosa) in polymicrobial biofilm. None of the tested honeys showed the ability to eradicate E. faecalis in biofilm. In addition, recombinant defensin-1 successfully reduced the viability of S. aureus and P. aeruginosa cells within established polymicrobial biofilm after 24 and 48 hours of treatment. Interestingly, recombinant defensin-1 did not affect the viability of S. agalactiae cells within the biofilm whereas both natural honeys significantly reduced the viable bacteria. Although E. faecalis was highly resistant to defensin-1, defensin-1 significantly affected biofilm formation of E. faecalis and S. agalactiae after 24 hours of treatment, most likely through the inhibiting its extracellular polymeric substances production ...
α-Defensins are abundant antimicrobial peptides in polymorphonuclear leukocytes and play an important role in innate immunity. We have previously shown that α-defensin-1 can inhibit HIV-1 replication following viral entry. Here we examined the molecular mechanism(s) of α-defensin-1-mediated HIV-1 inhibition. α-Defensin-1 had a direct effect on HIV-1 virions at a low MOI in the absence of serum. The direct effect on HIV-1 virions was abolished by the presence of serum or an increase in virus particles. Studying the kinetics of the HIV life cycle revealed that α-defensin-1 inhibited steps following reverse transcription and integration. Analysis of PKC phosphorylation in primary CD4+ T cells in response to α-defensin-1 indicated that α-defensin-1 inhibited PKC activity. Pretreatment of infected CD4+ T cells with a PKC activator, bryostatin 1, partially reversed α-defensin-1-mediated HIV inhibition. Like α-defensin-1, the PKC isoform-selective inhibitor Go6976 blocked HIV-1 infection in a ...
To identify the component responsible for inducing MMP-9 production, RJ extract was fractionated using C18 RP-HPLC. In fractions exhibiting stimulatory activity, we immunochemically detected the bee-derived antibacterial peptide, defensin-1. Defensin-1 was cloned, and recombinant peptide was produced in a baculoviral expression system. Defensin-1 stimulated MMP-9 secretion from keratinocytes and increased keratinocyte migration and wound closure in vitro. In addition, defensin-1 promoted re-epithelisation and wound closure in uninfected excision wounds ...
Fitschen-Oestern S, Weuster M, Lippross S et al.. Department of Trauma Surgery, University Medical Center of Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Kiel, Arnold-Heller-Strasse 3, 24105, Kiel, Germany.. BMC musculoskeletal disorders. Mar 2017.. Human-beta defensins (HBD) belong to the family of acute phase peptides and hold a broad antimicrobial spectrum that includes gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. HBD are up-regulated after severe injuries but the source of posttraumatic HBD expression has not been focused on before. In the current study we analysed the role of liver tissue in expression of HBD after multiple trauma in human and mice.HBD-2 expression has been detected in plasma samples of 32 multiple trauma patients (ISS > 16) over 14 days after trauma by ELISA. To investigate major sources of HBD-2, its expression and regulation in plasma samples, polymorphonuclear neutrophils (PMN) and human tissue samples of liver and skin were analysed by ELISA. As liver samples of trauma patients are hard to ...
Antimicrobial peptides of the beta-defensin family are expressed in all human epithelial tissues tested to date and have recently been the subject of vigorous investigation. Their localization and characteristics support the hypothesis that these peptides play a role in mucosal and skin defense. The …
INTRODUCTION. Defensins and cathelicidins constitute the two major groups of antimicrobial peptides in most mammalian species. The most abundant group of antimicrobial peptides is comprised by the α-, β- and θ-defensins.[alpha, beta, theta (circle w/horizontal line)] Mammalian defensins are endogenous cysteine-rich peptide antibiotics classically produced either by epithelial cells of the respiratory, urogenital and digestive tracts, or by circulating cells including granulocytes and macrophages. More recently, however, β-defensins have also been identified in the heart of different species. BETA-DEFENSINS. β-defensins are small (3.5-4.5 kDa) highly basic cationic peptides. These peptides are ancient and universal molecules of innate immunity with functions extending far beyond simple antibiotics, including anti-tumor and mitogenic activity, as well as immunomodulation and signal transduction characteristics. The overall effectiveness of an innate immunity based host defense is shown by the ...
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PURPOSE Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are cationic host defense peptides with microbicidal and cell-signaling properties. They show promise as potential therapeutic agents. In the present study, a beta-defensin AMP gene was isolated from the ocular surface for the first time, and its expression was characterized in the presence of ocular inflammation and/or infection. METHODS Total RNA was obtained from impression cytology samples of the conjunctiva and cornea of normal patients and of those with bacterial, viral, acanthamoeba, or dry eye disease. The expression of the beta-defensin AMP DEFB-109 was determined by using reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). Relative quantification of the gene in the various groups was performed by means of real-time PCR. RESULTS DEFB-109 was constitutively expressed in all samples. The gene showed significantly decreased expression in the presence of all types of inflammation/infection. Reduced expression featured most prominently in acanthamoeba
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. ...
摘要 旨在研究氨基酸平衡低蛋白质日粮对育肥猪肠道抗菌肽与微生物区系的影响。将20头(60±2.5)kg的育肥猪(杜×长×大)随机分为4个处理:14.0% CP日粮(14.0% CP),添加Glu、Lys、Met、Thr和Trp的12.5% CP日粮(12.5% CP),添加Glu、Lys、Met、Thr和Trp的11.0% CP日粮(11.0% CP),添加Glu、Lys、Met、Thr、Trp和BCAA(Val、Ile、Leu)的11.0% CP日粮(11.0% CP+BCAA)。每个处理5个重复,每个重复1头猪。试验分为5 d预试期和30 d正试期。结果表明:(1)尿液尿素氮和尿酸含量随日粮蛋白质水平降低而显著降低(P,0.05);(2)低蛋白质水平日粮显著降低空肠黏膜、回肠黏膜β-defensin-2水平和ANG1、ANG4 mRNA表达水平(P,0.05);(3)不同蛋白质水平日粮对部分回肠、直肠食糜微生物氨基酸组成有显著影响(P,0.05);(4)与14.0% CP组相比,12.5% CP组Observed species显著提高(P,0.05),11.0% ...
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Polyclonal antibody for DEFB1 detection. Host: Rabbit.Size: 100μg/vial. Tested applications: IHC-P. Reactive species: Human. DEFB1 information: Molecular Weight: 7420 MW; Subcellular Localization: Secreted; Tissue Specificity: Plasma.
Identification of a cell-penetrating peptide domain from human beta-defensin 3 and characterization of its anti-inflammatory activity Jue Yeon Lee,1,* Jin Sook Suh,2,* Jung Min Kim,1 Jeong Hwa Kim,1 Hyun Jung Park,1 Yoon Jeong Park,1,2 Chong Pyoung Chung1 1Central Research Institute, Nano Intelligent Biomedical Engineering Corporation (NIBEC), Chungcheongbuk-do, Republic of Korea; 2Dental Regenerative Biotechnology, Dental Research Institute, School of Dentistry, Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of Korea *These authors contributed equally to this work Abstract: Human beta-defensins (hBDs) are crucial factors of intrinsic immunity that function in the immunologic response to a variety of invading enveloped viruses, bacteria, and fungi. hBDs can cause membrane depolarization and cell lysis due to their highly cationic nature. These molecules participate in antimicrobial defenses and the control of adaptive and innate immunity in every mammalian species and are produced by various cell
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 ...
en] Animals are colonized by coevolved bacterial communities, which contribute to the hosts health. This commensal microbiota is often highly specific to its host-species, inferring strong selective pressures on the associated microbes. Several factors, including diet, mucus composition, and the immune system have been proposed as putative determinants of host-associated bacterial communities. Here we report that species-specific antimicrobial peptides account for different bacterial communities associated with closely related species of the cnidarian Hydra. Gene family extensions for potent antimicrobial peptides, the arminins, were detected in four Hydra species, with each species possessing a unique composition and expression profile of arminins. For functional analysis, we inoculated arminin-deficient and control polyps with bacterial consortia characteristic for different Hydra species and compared their selective preferences by 454 pyrosequencing of the bacterial microbiota. In contrast ...
Sandrine Ménard, Valentina Förster, Michael Lotz, Dominique Gütle, Claudia U. Duerr, Richard L. Gallo, Birgitta Henriques-Normark, Katrin Pütsep, Mats Andersson, Erik O. Glocker, Mathias W. Hornef ...
Objectives High-dose vitamin D3increases plasma total 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] in critically ill, ventilated patients; however, to our knowledge, the effect on plasma levels of free (nonprotein-bound) 25(OH)D has not been investigated in critical illness. Moreover, the relationship of free 25(OH)D and the regulation of endogenous antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) remains unknown. The aims of this study were to determine in critically ill adults with respiratory failure the effect of previous high-dose regimens of vitamin D3on free 25(OH)D concentrations, the relationship of free 25(OH)D with circulating cathelicidin (LL-37) and human beta-defensin-2 (hBD-2), and the associations between plasma levels of free 25(OH)D and these AMPs to alveolar macrophage phagocytosis function. Methods In a double blind, randomized controlled trial, critically ill ventilator-dependent adults (N = 30) received enteral vitamin D3(250,000 or 500,000 IU total over 5 d) or placebo. Plasma was obtained serially for ...
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Fig. 6. Nasal carriers of S. aureus are deficient in antimicrobial components that are restored by the addition of noncarrier secretions. (A) S. aureus, isolated from donor 24, was used as the target bacterium in a CFU microassay of nasal fluid from two noncarriers (donors 4 and 11) and two carriers (donors 20 and 24, gamma-irradiated fluid). While the noncarriers fluids were bacteriostatic or bactericidal, the carriers fluids did not inhibit bacterial growth. (B) The 1:1 mix of nasal secretions from an S. aureus carrier (donor 24) with fluid from a noncarrier (donor 4) is bactericidal to indigenous flora, while the mix of nasal secretions from an S. aureus carrier with heat-inactivated (boiling for 10 min) secretions from a noncarrier promoted the growth of indigenous bacteria. ...
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 ...
Defensin 1 and defensin 2 have antibacterial, fungicide and antiviral activities. Has antimicrobial activity against Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria. Defensins are thought to kill microbes by permeabilizing their plasma membrane.
Scientists from Novozymes have now in collaboration with researchers at University of Bonn, Aalborg and others found the mechanism by which plectasin, an anti-microbial peptide, kills bacteria that cause severe infections in humans.
சளிப்படலம் போன்ற ஒரு வண்ணமயமான திரவத்தினை சுரக்கும் தவளையானது (ஹைட்ரோஃபிளாஸ் பேஹுவிஸ்தாரா)( Hudrophylax bahuvistara) கேளராவில் கண்டுபிடிக்கப்பட்டு உள்ளது. தவளையின் தோலிலிருந்து வெளிப்படும் பிசுப்பிசுப்பான திரவத்தினை ஆய்வு செய்ததில் host defence peptides இருப்பது கண்டுபிடிக்கப்பட்டு உள்ளது. இந்த புதிய பெப்டைட்களுக்கு உருமின் என்று கேரளாவின் உறுமி வாளை நினைவுபடுத்தும் வகையில் பெயர்
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The production of antimicrobial peptides is essential for protection against a wide variety of microbial pathogens and plays an important role in the pathogenesis of several diseases. The mechanisms responsible for expression of antimicrobial peptides are incompletely understood, but a role for vitamin D as a transcriptional inducer of the antimicrobial peptide cathelicidin has been proposed. We show that 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (1,25-D3) acts together with parathyroid hormone (PTH), or the shared amino-terminal domain of PTH-related peptide (PTHrP), to synergistically increase cathelicidin and immune defense. Administration of PTH to mouse skin decreased susceptibility to skin infection by group A Streptococcus. Mice on dietary vitamin D3 restriction that responded with an elevation in PTH have an increased risk of infection if they lack 1,25-D3. These results identify PTH/PTHrP as a variable that serves to compensate for inadequate vitamin D during activation of antimicrobial peptide ...
Antimicrobial peptides represent the first-line host defence against microbial pathogens and an essential component of innate immunity. They have received growing interest because of their potential use as therapeutic antibiotics. Due to the fact that most antimicrobial peptides are toxic to prokaryotic host cells, they are currently often produced by chemical synthesis. However, this is too costly for them to be used when large quantities of antimicrobial peptides are required for investigations and clinical trials. Thus, the convenience and cost efficiencies of bacterial production of antimicrobial peptides have become a bottleneck problem.. As an important group of antimicrobial peptides human ß-defensins are cationic peptides with 38-47 amino acid residues showing three strands of anti-parallel β-sheets that provide a compact small structure [1,2]. We describe an optimized strategy for recombinant expression of hBD-1 and its mutants in Escherichia coli, to efficiently produce milligram ...
These data support the conclusion that the killing activity of the antimicrobial defense protein was decreased in an NTHI-induced biofilm due to its interaction with eDNA," says Dr. Bakaletz, who is the lead study author and professor of Pediatrics and Otolaryngology at The Ohio State University College of Medicine.. When they removed extracellular DNA from the biofilm, the killing activity of the defense peptide was rescued.. "The ability to restore antimicrobial defense protein activity is encouraging, since biofilms are resistant to most treatments, including traditional antibiotics," says Dr. Bakaletz. Dr. Bakaletz says this study provides evidence for a new treatment regimen to target biofilms formed by NTHI during middle ear infection. One approach would be to deliver a therapeutic agent that can disrupt bacterial DNA, in conjunction with human beta-defensin-3 to the middle ear of a child with chronic, recurrent infection. Physicians could follow the same pathway used to target the middle ...
Gombart AF , Borregaard N , Koeffler HP . Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA. [email protected] The innate immune system of mammals provides a rapid response to repel assaults from numerous infectious agents including bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. A major component of this system is a diverse combination of cationic antimicrobial peptides that include the alpha- and beta-defensins and cathelicidins. In this study, we show that 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 and three of its analogs induced expression of the human cathelicidin antimicrobial peptide (CAMP) gene. This induction was observed in acute myeloid leukemia (AML), immortalized keratinocyte, and colon cancer cell lines, as well as normal human bone marrow (BM) -derived macrophages and fresh BM cells from two normal individuals and one AML patient. The induction occurred via a consensus vitamin D response ...
There has been increasing concern regarding the emergence of multi-drug resistant pathogens. The resistance develops when pathogens, especially bacteria, are frequently exposed to conventional antibiotics, as they are heavily used in both human and livestock. This is due to the high target specificity of conventional antibiotics, which places pathogens in high selective pressures and eventually results in drug resistant by mutations. To address this issue, global actions and cooperation are needed. At the same time, new technologies and strategies need to be developed. Host defense peptides (HDPs) are widely found in the innate immune system. They show both direct antimicrobial properties and immunomodulatory activities. The multifaceted functions of HPDs make them less likely to promote antimicrobial resistance. Thus, they are promising as new therapeutics to treat multi-drug resistant infections. In fact, several drug candidates derived from HDPs have entered the clinical trial, but none of them got
Host defense peptides (HDPs) are positively-charged and amphipathic components of the innate immune system that have demonstrated great potential to become the next generation of broad spectrum therapeutic agents effective against a vast array of pathogens and tumor. As such, many approaches have been taken to improve the therapeutic efficacy of HDPs. Amongst these methods, the incorporation of d-amino acids (d-AA) is an approach that has demonstrated consistent success in improving HDPs. Although, virtually all HDP review articles briefly mentioned about the role of d-AA, however it is rather surprising that no systematic review specifically dedicated to this topic exists. Given the impact that d-AA incorporation has on HDPs, this review aims to fill that void with a systematic discussion of the impact of d-AA on HDPs.. ...
Host defence peptides (HDPs) are polypeptide sequences found ubiquitously in nature that have garnered significant attention as alternatives to antibiotics. Originally appreciated for their direct antibacterial effect, recent work has revealed that many HDPs possess antibiofilm activity, anticancer activity and/or the ability to modulate the immune response of the host.
Background: The aim of this work was to analyze the diagnostic and prognostic value of serum human epididymis protein 4 (HE4) and Risk for Ovarian Malignancy Algorithm (ROMA) in epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC).. Methods: Preoperative serum samples of 419 women (140 healthy controls, 131 ovarian benign cysts, 34 endometriosis, and 114 EOC) were tested for CA125 and HE4 using fully automated methods (Abbott ARCHITECT) and validated cutoff values.. Results: For the discrimination of benign masses from EOC, in premenopausal women, the sensitivity and specificity were 92.3% and 59.4% for CA125, 84.6% and 94.2% for HE4, and 84.6% and 81.2% for ROMA, whereas in postmenopausal women, the sensitivity and specificity were 94.3% and 82.3% for CA125, 78.2% and 99.0% for HE4, and 93.1% and 84.4% for ROMA. In patients with EOC, elevated CA125, HE4, and ROMA levels were associated with advanced Federation of Gynaecologists and Obstetricians (FIGO) stage, suboptimally debulking, ascites, positive cytology, ...
Poster (2017, June 20). Allergic asthma is an important Th2 associated immunopathology. Even if the pathology of the disease is well described, its etiology is still largely unknown. Nevertheless, some environmental factors like ... [more ▼]. Allergic asthma is an important Th2 associated immunopathology. Even if the pathology of the disease is well described, its etiology is still largely unknown. Nevertheless, some environmental factors like viral infections and exposition to low doses of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) strongly increase the risk of disease inception. Interestingly, these two particular risk factors both induce a strong recruitment of neutrophils into the lung. Recently, scientists highlighted the ability of neutrophils to form neutrophils extracellular traps (NETs) composed of a network of extracellular DNA associated to anti-microbial peptides. NETs release (or NETosis) is an important component in organism defence against pathogen invasion but has also been identified as ...
Poster (2017, June 20). Allergic asthma is an important Th2 associated immunopathology. Even if the pathology of the disease is well described, its etiology is still largely unknown. Nevertheless, some environmental factors like ... [more ▼]. Allergic asthma is an important Th2 associated immunopathology. Even if the pathology of the disease is well described, its etiology is still largely unknown. Nevertheless, some environmental factors like viral infections and exposition to low doses of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) strongly increase the risk of disease inception. Interestingly, these two particular risk factors both induce a strong recruitment of neutrophils into the lung. Recently, scientists highlighted the ability of neutrophils to form neutrophils extracellular traps (NETs) composed of a network of extracellular DNA associated to anti-microbial peptides. NETs release (or NETosis) is an important component in organism defence against pathogen invasion but has also been identified as ...
The present invention provides a process of transfecting a cell with a polynucleotide mixed with one or more amphipathic compounds and an effective amount of a DNA-binding protein. Exemplary and preferred DNA-binding proteins are H1, H2A, and H2B. Exemplary and preferred amphipathic compounds are cationic amphipathic compounds.
The effectiveness of antimicrobial compounds can be easily screened, however their mechanism of action is much more difficult to determine. Many compounds act by compromising the mechanical integrity of the bacterial cell envelope, and our study introduces an AFM-based creep deformation technique to evaluate Interaction of nano-objects with lipid membranes
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Therapies to reduce the mortality of sepsis still need to be developed due to the high morbidity and mortality of the disease. We have strong preliminary data i...
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University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center is the flagship academic medical center at the core of UHs 18 hospital health system that serves patients across northern Ohio. Through faculty appointments at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and through research conducted with support from UHs Harrington Discovery Institute, physician-scientists at UH Cleveland Medical Center are advancing medical care through education and innovative research that brings the latest treatment options to patients regionally and around the world ...
Mechanical ventilation (MV) of patients can cause damage to bronchoalveolar epithelium, leading to a sterile inflammatory response, infection and in severe cases sepsis. Limited knowledge is available on the effects of MV on the innate immune defense system in the human lung. In this study, we demonstrate that cyclic stretch of the human bronchial epithelial cell lines VA10 and BCi NS 1.1 leads to down-regulation of cathelicidin antimicrobial peptide (CAMP) gene expression. We show that treatment of VA10 cells with vitamin D3 and/or 4-phenyl butyric acid counteracted cyclic stretch mediated down-regulation of CAMP mRNA and protein expression (LL-37). Further, we observed an increase in pro-inflammatory responses in the VA10 cell line subjected to cyclic stretch. The mRNA expression of the genes encoding pro-inflammatory cytokines IL-8 and IL-1β was increased after cyclic stretching, where as a decrease in gene expression of chemokines IP-10 and RANTES was observed. Cyclic stretch enhanced oxidative
TY - JOUR. T1 - Human epididymis protein 4 (HE4) plays a key role in ovarian cancer cell adhesion and motility. AU - Lu, Renquan. AU - Sun, Xinghui. AU - Xiao, Ran. AU - Zhou, Lei. AU - Gao, Xiang. AU - Guo, Lin. PY - 2012/3/9. Y1 - 2012/3/9. N2 - Human epididymis protein 4 (HE4) is a novel and specific biomarker for epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC). We previously demonstrated that serum HE4 levels were significantly elevated in the majority of EOC patients but not in subjects with benign disease or healthy controls. However, the precise mechanism of HE4 protein function is unknown. In this study, we generated HE4-overexpressing SKOV3 cells and found that stably transduced cells promoted cell adhesion and migration. Knockdown of HE4 expression was achieved by stable transfection of SKOV3 cells with a construct encoding a short hairpin DNA directed against the HE4 gene. Correspondingly, the proliferation and spreading ability of HE4-expressed cells were inhibited by HE4 suppression. ...
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 ...
The proper functioning of the stratum corneum of the skin (stratum corneum) is paramount since regulates at least three major epidermal processes: a. The antimicrobial barrier, b. Homeostasis permeability barrier and c. The integrity / consistency of the skin barrier. The pH of the skin surface is from 5 to the outer layer to about 7 at the interface with the viable epidermis. Fluctuations in the pH of the stratum corneum than normal directly associated with impaired function of epidermal processes. It has been investigated and reported as having acidic pH of the stratum corneum (4-5) discourages the growth of pathogens while favoring the natural microflora of the skin, promotes optimal function of the permeability barrier of the skin and enhances the integrity of the to reduce and regulate the activity of enzymes that cause asynochi. Characteristic is that increasing the pH of the stratum corneum by only 0.5 unit can already cause anomalies in the integrity of the skin barrier. This fact is ...
National Pirogov Memorial Medical University, Vinnytsya, Ukraine Purpose - to determine the activity of antimicrobial peptides, such as cathelicidin LL-37 and 25-hydroxycholecalciferol in children with asthma. Materials and methods. We have comprehensively examined 200 children with asthma aged 6 to 17 years. The contents of 25(OH)D3 and cathelicidin LL-37 in serum were determined by ELISA according to the instructions of the manufacturer. Results. The examination revealed that the total content of 25(OH)D3 in the serum of children with asthma differs from the values of healthy children and characterized by a significant decrease of its level (p,0.01). Concentration of cathelicidin LL-37 in patients with asthma was significantly higher (p,0.001), than in the group of healthy children. The positive correlation between the cathelicidin LL-37, interleukin 1 (rxy=0.398 (p=0.02)) and interleukin 6 (rxy=0.178 (p=0.034)) in children with asthma was determined. The concentration of cathelicidin LL-37 in ...
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Lets talk a little bit about natural eczema healing. Eczema is something that a lot of people experience, and I see more and more people with it in my practice every year.. There are some parts of the world, especially industrial cities like Liverpool, where the population with eczema is approaching 20% of children. Now what is going on here? Why is there so much eczema?. What causes eczema and how do you heal eczema naturally? Its caused by a number of things. One of those causes is a defective barrier of the skin. That defective barrier can be caused by excessive washing.. GENETICS But it can also be caused by a genetic tendency not to make the right peptides that keep the barrier to be intact. Those peptides are manufactured, and they evolve and have a number of different roles as they move through the skin. The first role is as a barrier, but as they move through the skin, they also become part of the anti-microbial peptides that cause the skin to kill trouble-causing bacteria. People who ...
Fast delivery of DEFB108B knockout Human Cell Lines for the study of gene function. Created by CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing. Includes matched wildtype control.
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In the results presented here, we find that an oral infection with wild-type Salmonella serovar Typhimurium results in a significant decrease in innate host defense effector molecules of the small intestine. The decreases in cryptdin and lysozyme expression are the first evidence that Paneth cell antimicrobial expression can be altered by bacterial infection with an intestinal pathogen in vivo. Salmonella-induced decrease of Paneth cell antimicrobial peptide mRNA and protein levels may be one of its survival mechanisms in the intestinal lumen and required for subsequent invasion.. The ability of intestinal pathogens to downregulate host antimicrobials is not restricted to Salmonella. Shigella flexneri infection is able to decrease the expression of human α-defensin-1 and LL-37 in colonic epithelial cell lines and human colonic biopsy specimens (19). These findings suggest that this regulation requires the Shigella virulence plasmid DNA alone, even in the absence of live bacteria (19). S. ...
Cystic fibrosis (CF) lung disease is characterized by chronic bacterial colonization and recurrent infection of the airways. Disruption of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator chloride channels in subjects with CF results in altered fluid and electrolyte transport across the airway epithelium thereby initiating infections.. These infections eventually destroy the lungs and contribute to significant morbidity and mortality in patients with CF. It is well known that antibacterial activity of innate immune mediators such as lysozyme and beta defensins in human airway surface liquid (ASL) is salt-sensitive; an increase in salt concentration inhibits their activity.. Conversely, their activity is increased by low ionic strength. Lowering the ASL salt concentration and increasing the ASL volume might therefore potentiate innate immunity and therefore decrease or prevent airway infections in subjects with CF.. Xylitol, a five-carbon sugar with low transepithelial permeability, which ...
Ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohns disease (CD) constitute the two major inflammatory bowel diseases in man. Both are serious chronic illnesses of the intestine with severe debilitating effects. The etiology of the diseases is unknown, but involvement of both adaptive and innate immune reactions seems to be major factors in the pathogenesis. In this thesis the roles of key molecules of the adaptive immunity, i.e. interleukin-2 (IL-2), and innate immunity, i.e. β-defensins, were studied both in human inflammation of the large intestine and in mouse colitis models.. β-defensins are small endogenous peptides with antimicrobial activity. Previous studies showed that expression of human β-defensin-2 (hBD-2), hBD-3, and hBD-4 is induced in colonic epithelial cells of UC patients. Here we demonstrate that cells expressing these three β-defensins are present also in the colonic lamina propria of UC patients and less frequently in CD patients, and controls. These cells were identified as mature ...
Defensins are cationic, cysteine-rich peptides (Mr = 3500-4000) found in the cytoplasmic granules of neutrophils and macrophages. These peptides possess broad antimicrobial activity in vitro against bacteria, fungi, tumor cells, and enveloped viruses, and they are believed to contribute to the "oxygen-independent" antimicrobial defenses of neutrophils and macrophages. Pathophysiologic studies in vitro have pointed to the plasma membrane as a possible target for the cytotoxic action of defensins. We report here that defensins form voltage-dependent, weakly anion-selective channels in planar lipid bilayer membranes, and we suggest that this channel-forming ability contributes to their antimicrobial properties observed in vitro.. ...
Using our CAMP discovery process and only 100 μl of alligator plasma, we have previously identified five novel antimicrobial peptides from A. mississippiensis that exhibit antibacterial activity [8]. Our bioprospecting-based process provides a unique access to the antimicrobial peptidome, and is a significant advance in the effort to identify novel antimicrobial peptides in nature. In this study, we present detailed characterization of the structure and function of three alligator plasma-derived peptides: Apo5, Apo6, and A1P. We demonstrated that Apo5, Apo6, and A1P are potent antimicrobial peptides that extend their efficacy against multi-drug resistant and clinically relevant pathogens, such as A. baumannii. The two peptides Apo5 and Apo6 are both derived from a predicted apolipoprotein C-1 in A. mississippiensis. Apolipoproteins bind lipids; apolipoprotein C-1 in particular is known to bind phospholipids and is a marker of apoptosis [11, 12, 43, 44]. Apo6 is a smaller derivative of Apo5; ...
Ovarian cancer is a common malignancy of the female reproductive system. Tumor markers serve as tools in the diagnosis of the disease. The aim of the present study was to determine the diagnostic value of sera levels of carbohydrate antigen-125 (CA-125), human epididymis protein 4 (HE4) as well as the area under the curve of the receiver operating characteristic (ROC) and the risk of ovarian malignancy algorithm (ROMA) index in ovarian cancer. The sera were measured using an electrochemiluminescence immunoassay on 158 individuals (64 patients with ovarian cancer, 64 with ovarian benign tumor and 30 healthy individuals) between September 2013 and May 2015. The results showed that levels of HE4 and CA‑125 in the sera of the ovarian benign tumor group as well as their ROMA index were significantly higher (P,0.05) than those of the ovarian benign tumor and control groups, regardless of pre‑ or postmenopausal status. However, the level of CA‑125 was significantly higher (P,0.05) in the ovarian ...
Its often stated as fact that Alzheimers disease is the result of a buildup of beta-amyloid plaques in your brain. Such plaques may increase in your brain as you age, but tend to be far more abundant in people with Alzheimers disease.. Some people have a genetic mutation known to increase the production of beta-amyloid, but in most people the cause behind such buildup is unknown.. Provocative new research suggests that beta-amyloid buildup may not be intrinsically abnormal, and instead, may act as a natural antibiotic that protects your brain from infection. Alzheimers disease, then, might be a byproduct of your brains attempts to fight off infections.. Alzheimers Disease as a Byproduct of Infectious Disease. Harvard researchers have suggested that beta-amyloid proteins are antimicrobial peptides (part of your innate immune response) and have a beneficial role to play in your brain.. If viruses or bacteria cross your blood-brain barrier, the beta-amyloid traps the foreign invader and ...
This chapter reviews the well-characterized genetic syndromes of bacterial susceptibility with an eye toward specificity of the susceptibility, applicability of the defect to infections in the general population, and, where applicable, treatment. Defects in barriers involving the skin and lung and defects of leukocyte number, trafficking, and function are also considered in this chapter. The major protection afforded by the skin is due to the stratum corneum, which provides a multifunctional barrier retarding water loss and providing an antimicrobial barrier. Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an autosomal recessive disease caused by mutations in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR), the gene that encodes the major epithelial chloride channel. This chapter focuses on examples of innate immune defects, especially those involving phagocytic cells as mutations in the genes regulating the innate immune system have been very informative regarding the specific associations of genes and
Summary Human epithelia are permanently challenged by microorganisms. In the gut, the fraction of strict anaerobic bacteria increases from proximal to distal, reaching 99% of bacterial species in the colon. Moreover, microbial metabolism causes a reduction of the environment to a low redox potential of only -200 mV to -300 mV. Defensins, characterised by three intramolecular disulfide-bridges, are key effector molecules of innate immunity that protect the host from infectious microbes. Human β-defensin 1 (hBD-1) is one of the most prominent peptides of its class but comparison with other defensins suggested only minor antibiotic killing activity. We could recently show that hBD-1 becomes a potent antimicrobial peptide against C. albicans and anaerobic, Gram-positive commensals of the human normal flora in a reducing environment (Nature 2011). The effect was attributable to the linear, reduced hBD-1 peptide. Here we aim to investigate the antimicrobial activity of reduced hBD-1 in more detail. ...
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 ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Human enteric defensins. T2 - Gene structure and developmental expression. AU - Mallow, Eric B.. AU - Harris, Ann. AU - Salzman, Nita. AU - Russell, John P.. AU - DeBerardinis, Ralph J.. AU - Ruchelli, Eduardo. AU - Bevins, Charles L.. PY - 1996/2/23. Y1 - 1996/2/23. N2 - Paneth cells, secretory epithelial cells of the small intestinal crypts, are proposed to contribute to local host defense. Both mouse and human Paneth cells express a collection of antimicrobial proteins, including members of a family of antimicrobial peptides named defensins. In this study, data from an anchored polymerase chain reaction (PCR) strategy suggest that only two defensin mRNA isoforms are expressed in the human small intestine, far fewer than the number expressed in the mouse. The two isoforms detected by this PCR approach were human defensin family members, HD-5 and HD-6. The gene encoding HD-6 was cloned and characterized. HD-6 has a genomic organization similar to HD-5, and the two genes have a ...
Honey May Offer Help in the Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance. Honey has been known for its healing properties for thousands of years, but recent studies point to real possibilities for using honey to help fight antibiotic resistant bacteria.. Research published in 2010 from the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam showed that one very potent antibiotic element in honey is a protein called defensin-1. Defensin-1 is a part of the bees immune system, and is added to the honey in the bees stomachs. Isolating this protein not only offers a new direction for antibiotic research, but also helps to explain the immune system of bees, which may allow breeders to create healthier hives.. Another study from Sweden isolated thirteen kinds of lactic acid bacteria in fresh honey which produce high numbers of antimicrobial chemicals. These bacteria strains were exposed to several kinds of antibiotic resistant pathogens and counteracted all of them. The researchers believe that the benefit of using live ...
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, ...
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
C57BL/6-GFP Mouse Gingival Epithelial Cells from Creative Bioarray are isolated from C57BL/6-GFP-Tg(CAG-EGFP)1Osb/J mouse gingival tissue of pathogen-free laboratory mice. C57BL/6-GFP Mouse Gingival Epithelial Cells are grown in a T25 tissue culture flask pre-coated with gelatin-based coating solution for 2 min and incubated in Creative Bioarrays Culture Complete Growth Medium for 3-5 days. Cells are detached from flasks and immediately cryo-preserved in vials. Each vial contains at least 0.5x10^6 cells per ml and is delivered frozen. These cells are pre-coated with EpCAM-1 (CD326) antibody, following the application of magnetic beads pre-coated with secondary antibody Cells can be expanded for 3-7 passages at a split ratio of 1:2 under the cell culture conditions specified by Creative Bioarray. Repeated freezing and thawing of cells is not recommended ...
Cathelicidin (LL-37) and human β-defensin 1 (hBD-1) are important components of the innate defense in the urinary tract. The aim of this study was to characterize whether these peptides are important for developing uncomplicated Escherichia coli urinary tract infections (UTIs). This was investigated by comparing urinary peptide levels of UTI patients during and after infection to those of controls, as well as characterizing the fecal flora of participants with respect to susceptibility to LL-37 and in vivo virulence. Forty-seven UTI patients and 50 controls who had never had a UTI were included. Participants were otherwise healthy, premenopausal, adult women. LL-37 MIC levels were compared for fecal E. coli clones from patients and controls and were also compared based on phylotypes (A, B1, B2, and D). In vivo virulence was investigated in the murine UTI model by use of selected fecal isolates from patients and controls. On average, UTI patients had significantly more LL-37 in urine during ...
New article on the reduction in CR-BSI with antimicrobial PICC - am systematic review and meta-analysis from the American Journal of Infection Control Are antimicrobial peripherally inserted central catheters associated with reduction in central line-associated bloodstream infection? A systematic review and meta-analysis #vascularaccess #FOAMva #FOAMcc #FOAMped #FOAMems #infectionprevention #patientsafety
Philpott, M. (2003). "Defensins and acne". Mol. Immunol. 40 (7): 457-62. PMID 14568392. doi:10.1016/S0161-5890(03)00154-8.. ... poleg tega pa naj bi inhibicija beta-defenzinov v epiteliju pljuč in sapnika zaradi povišane količine soli (NaCl) prispevala k ... Plant defensins. COPE: Horst Ibelgaufts' Cytokines & Cells Online Pathfinder Encyclopaedia. Pridobljeno 17.01.2010. ... Münk C., Wei G., Yang O.O., Waring A.J., Wang W., Hong T., Lehrer R.I., Landau N.R. in Cole A.M. (2003). "The theta-defensin, ...
"Human beta-defensin-1 mRNA is transcribed in tympanic membrane and adjacent auditory canal epithelium". Infection and Immunity ...
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"Characterisation of UGP and its relationship with beta-core fragment". Br. J. Cancer. 67 (4): 686-92. doi:10.1038/bjc.1993.127 ... Defensins. *neutral serine proteases (Proteinase 3). *Lysozyme. *Bactericidal/permeability-increasing protein. *Collagenase ...
G protein-spregnuti receptor (Hedgehog, Wnt) • RTK (TGF beta, MAPK/ERK) • Notch • JAK-STAT • Akt/PKB • Fas apoptoza • Hippo • ... antimikrobni katjonski peptid (Catelicidin, Cecropin, Defensin, Dermcidin, Histatin, Magainin, Meliten, Polimiksin, Tionin) • ... Hedgehog signalni put • Wnt signalni put • TGF beta signalni put • MAPK/ERK put • Notch signalni put • JAK-STAT signalni put • ...
CCR5 protein pripada familiji beta hemokinskih receptora, integralnih membranskih proteina.[2][3] On je G protein spregnuti ... Cutler CW, Jotwani R (2006). „Oral mucosal expression of HIV-1 receptors, co-receptors, and alpha-defensins: tableau of ...
... beta-defensins and cathelicidins) and immunoglobulins.[13] Terminally differentiated, superficial keratinocytes extrude the ...
The lungs also have a sympathetic tone from norepinephrine acting on the beta 2 receptors in the respiratory tract, which ... which also contains several antimicrobial compounds such as defensins, antiproteases, and antioxidates.[55] A rare type of ...
The other ADP-receptor P2Y1 couples to Gq that activates phospholipase C-beta 2 PLCB2, resulting in inositol 1,4,5- ... defensins, kinocidins and proteases, killing the bacteria directly.[40] Platelets also secrete proinflammatory and procoagulant ... Platelets release platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF), a potent chemotactic agent; and TGF beta, which stimulates the ...
... , alpha 6, Paneth cell-specific Defensin-6 β-defensins DEFB1 Defensin, beta 1 Beta-defensin 1 Are the most widely ... Defensin, beta 136 Beta-defensin 136 θ-defensins DEFT1P Defensin, theta 1 pseudogene not expressed in humans Are rare, and thus ... α-defensins DEFA1 Defensin, alpha 1 Neutrophil defensin 1 Are expressed primarily in neutrophils as well as in NK cells and ... Theta defensins form a single beta hairpin structure and therefore also represent a distinct group. Only alpha and beta ...
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... long peptides such as amyloid beta have been referred to as proteins, and smaller proteins like insulin have been considered ... Defensin family. Tachykinin peptides[edit]. Main article: Tachykinin peptides. *Substance P. *Kassinin ...
"Epithelial cell-derived antibacterial peptides human beta-defensins and cathelicidin: multifunctional activities on mast cells ... The AMP family also includes the defensins. Whilst the defensins share common structural features, cathelicidin-related ... Additionally cathelicidins may also be small-sized molecules (12-18 residues) with beta-hairpin structures, stabilized by one ... "The human antimicrobial and chemotactic peptides LL-37 and alpha-defensins are expressed by specific lymphocyte and monocyte ...
DEFB118, DEFB119, DEFB126, DEFB127, DEFB129: Beta-defensin genes. *DLGAP4: Disks large-associated protein 4 ...
... new insight into the Staphylococcal beta-barrel pore-forming toxins. In: The Journal of biological chemistry. Band 279, Nummer ... Defensin und Sarcotoxin. Andere dienen in giftigen Eukaryoten als Toxin, z. B. Melittin im Bienengift. Eukaryotische MACPF- ...
In 2017 researchers genetically modified a virus to express spinach defensin proteins. The virus was injected into orange trees ... beta-glucuronidase as a sensitive and versatile gene fusion marker in higher plants". The EMBO Journal. 6 (13): 3901-07. ISSN ...
Defensins alpha-Defensins beta-Defensins theta-defensins Cathelicidins LL-37 Whey acid proteins SLPI Elafin HE-4 Lysozyme S100 ... 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/ ... Defensins Database, Singapore Innate ( Nonspecific ) Immunity at Western Kentucky University UMich Orientation of Proteins in ...
Leaving the cell early also keeps the bacteria from being destroyed by lysosomal defensins and other pathogen-killing agents. ... B. mallei, like B. pseudomallei, is also resistant to a number of antibiotics including aminoglycosides, polymyxins, and beta- ...
NF-κB is a transcription factor that regulates the production of cytokines like IL-1, TNF-a, and defensins, although its ... The primary four types are: TGF beta 1 - TGFB1 TGF beta 2 - TGFB2 TGF beta 3 - TGFB3 TGF beta 4 - TGRB4 (synonyms: endometrial ... Rifkin DB (March 2005). "Latent transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta) binding proteins: orchestrators of TGF-beta ... Description of the TGF beta producing genes at ncbi.nlm.nih.gov Diagram of the TGF beta signaling pathway at genome.ad.jp The ...
... beta 1a Interferon beta 1b Interferon gamma Interferon type I Interferon type II Interferon type III Interferon-alpha/beta ... DAMPs Danger model Defensin Degranulation Dendritic cell Dextran 1 Dispanin Dog leukocyte antigen Drug resistance Duffy antigen ... beta subunit Interleukin 12 Interleukin 12 subunit beta Interleukin 13 Interleukin 16 Interleukin 2 Interleukin 20 receptor, ... antigen 1 Lymphokine Lymphoproliferative response Lymphotoxin Lymphotoxin alpha Lymphotoxin beta Lymphotoxin beta receptor ...
"Entrez Gene: DEFB119 defensin, beta 119". Lehrer RI, Ganz T (2002). "Defensins of vertebrate animals". Curr. Opin. Immunol. 14 ... Beta-defensin 119 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the DEFB119 gene. GRCh38: Ensembl release 89: ENSG00000180483 - ... "Discovery of five conserved beta -defensin gene clusters using a computational search strategy". Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 99 ( ... Raj PA, Dentino AR (2002). "Current status of defensins and their role in innate and adaptive immunity". FEMS Microbiol. Lett. ...
θ-defensins are extremely divergent members of the defensin protein superfamily which includes alpha-, beta- and big-defensins ... Defensin α-defensin β-defensin Cyclic peptide Conibear AC, Craik DJ (26 September 2014). "The chemistry and biology of theta ... The θ-defensins appear to have evolved from α-defensin genes around 40 million years ago in Old World monkeys. The genes were ... Theta-defensins (θ-defensins or retrocyclins) are a family of mammalian antimicrobial peptides. They are found in non-human ' ...
... 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 ... beta 105A". Patil AA, Cai Y, Sang Y, et al. (2006). "Cross-species analysis of the mammalian beta-defensin gene family: ... Semple CA, Rolfe M, Dorin JR (May 2003). "Duplication and selection in the evolution of primate beta-defensin genes". Genome ...
Paneth cells produce antimicrobial peptides such as human beta-defensin. Microfold cells (commonly referred to as M cells) ...
Dhople V, Krukemeyer A, Ramamoorthy A, The human beta-defensin-3, an antibacterial peptide with multiple biological functions, ...
... implication of naturally occurring human antimicrobial agents beta-defensins, cathelicidin LL-37 and lysozyme". J. Dermatol. ...
The protein encoded by this gene is secreted and is a member of the beta defensin protein family. Beta defensin genes are found ... Beta-defensin 129 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the DEFB129 gene. Defensins are cysteine-rich cationic polypeptides ... "Entrez Gene: DEFB129 defensin, beta 129". Gerhard DS, Wagner L, Feingold EA, et al. (2004). "The Status, Quality, and Expansion ... Kao CY, Chen Y, Zhao YH, Wu R (2003). "ORFeome-based search of airway epithelial cell-specific novel human [beta]-defensin ...
History of eczema herpeticum is associated with the inability to induce human beta-defensin (HBD)-2, HBD-3 and cathelicidin in ... History of eczema herpeticum is associated with the inability to induce human beta-defensin (HBD)-2, HBD-3 and cathelicidin in ...
Swanson K, Gorodetsky S, Good L, Davis S, Musgrave D, Stelwagen K, Farr V, Molenaar A: Expression of a beta-defensin mRNA, ... 35], who found increased expression of lingual antimicrobial peptide (LAP), a member of the beta-defensin family, during IMI ... the most abundantly-expressed member of the beta-defensin family of bactericidal peptides in MEC (4.19-fold change; Table S1; ... Mastitis increases mammary mRNA abundance of beta-defensin 5, toll-like-receptor 2 (TLR2), and TLR4 but not TLR9 in cattle. ...
defensin beta 4. 0.172. Cyp7a1. cytochrome P450, family 7, subfamily a, polypeptide 1. 0.170. ... membrane-spanning 4-domains, subfamily A, member 2 (Fc fragment of IgE, high affinity I, receptor for; beta polypeptide). 0.011 ... hydroxy-delta-5-steroid dehydrogenase, 3 beta- and steroid delta-isomerase 1. 0.048. ... hydroxy-delta-5-steroid dehydrogenase, 3 beta- and steroid delta-isomerase 5. 0.020. ...
... with engagement of Toll-like receptors and induction of beta-defensins in the context of a cytokine storm involving trypsin- ... Mechanisms of immune tolerance relies on the induction of regulatory T cells and increased production of IL-10 and TGF-beta at ...
Some of these antimicrobial proteins are upregulated at sites of infection and inflammation such as the human beta-defensins ?2 ... Nevertheless despite treatment with GCSF these sufferers remain lacking in LL-37 and ?-defensin HNP-1 and develop serious ... defensins histatins as well as the cathelicidin LL-37 (11-13). Periodontitis the root cause of tooth reduction after the age ...
The amino-acid sequence showed high similarity to those of the defensins of other ticks and arthropods. I. persulcatus defensin ... Low level expressions of IL-1 alpha, IL-1 beta, TNF-alpha and IL-10 and no expression of IL-2 and IL-4 were observed compared ... The similarity levels of the deduced amino acid sequences of IL-1 alpha, IL-1 beta, IL-6 and TNF-alpha from llama (camel) to ... Phylogenetic analyses based on nucleic acid sequences showed that llama IL-1 alpha, IL-1 beta, IL-6 and TNF-alpha were more ...
Direct evidence that defensins have central roles in host defense has only recently become available. Such microvascular ... We have employed UV-visible, EPR, and NMR spectroscopy to study Co(II) binding to the metallo-beta-lactamase BcII from Bacillus ... Changes in the electroencephalogram of rabbits under the influence of a constant magnetic field Here, we analyzed beta-cell ... human Jurkat T cell line induced by arsenic trioxide in vitro Cloning and sequence analysis of pituitary cDNA encoding the beta ...
To create cell line with regulated expression of human beta-defensin-2 (hBD-2) and evaluate the influence of expressed peptide ...
We analyzed the molecular links between infection and the expression of three antimicrobial peptides of the beta-defensin ... human beta-defensin (hBD)-1, hBD-2, and hBD-3 in the human epidermis. ...
... β-defensin-1, ubiquitination factor E4A (UBE4A), CXCL16 (a chemokine), resistin, apolipoprotein A-IV; genetic biomarkers such ... Fused imidazole derivatives as TGF-beta inhibitors * 2,4-pyrimidinediamine compounds and their uses ...
... defensins, and other factors intricate in immune responses [email protected] generic 100 mcg advair diskus with mastercard. ... mia and beta-cell rise (contrasting antiapoptosis effect of incretins), whereas an imbalance between incretins and anti- ...
In-Vivo Inhibition Of Beta-Glucosidase And Beta-Mannosidase Activity In Rats By 2-Deoxy-2-Fluoro-Beta-Glycosyl Fluorides And ... Potent Human Α-Amylase Inhibition By The Β-Defensin-Like Protein Helianthamide. ACS Central Science 2016, 2, 154-161.*BibTex ... Characterization Of A Beta-N-Acetylhexosaminidase And A Beta-N-Acetylglucosaminidase/beta-Glucosidase From Cellulomonas Fimi. ... In BETA-GLUCOSIDASES: BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY; Esen, A. ; BETA-GLUCOSIDASES: BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY; ...
Nucleic acid and amino acid sequences of dog beta LH: comparison to rat, cow and human beta LH. ... Defensin interactions with either alpha 1-PI or alpha 1-ACT were not affected by iodoacetamide or high salt concentration. The ... The ability to form heterodimers was verified when human topoisomerases II alpha and II beta were coexpressed in yeast and ... and the influence exerted by different percentages of beta-cyclodextrin upon the cross-linkage percentage. Depression, conduct ...
Beta-defensin-2 protein is a serum biomarker for disease activity in psoriasis and reaches biologically relevant concentrations ...
Toll-like receptor 2-mediated expression of beta-defensin-2 in human corneal epithelial cells. ...
The helix and the beta-structure are connected by two of the three disulphide bridges present in defensin A, forming a so- ... The helix and the beta-structure are connected by two of the three disulphide bridges present in defensin A, forming a so- ... CONCLUSIONS: The CS alpha beta motif, which forms the core of the defensin A structure, appears to be a common organization for ... CONCLUSIONS: The CS alpha beta motif, which forms the core of the defensin A structure, appears to be a common organization for ...
defensin beta 6. 0.011. Gabrd. gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) A receptor, subunit delta. 0.011. ... hydroxy-delta-5-steroid dehydrogenase, 3 beta- and steroid delta-isomerase 3. 0.074. ... hydroxy-delta-5-steroid dehydrogenase, 3 beta- and steroid delta-isomerase 2. 0.039. ... hydroxy-delta-5-steroid dehydrogenase, 3 beta- and steroid delta-isomerase 4. 0.029. ...
... 는 mouse β-defensin 10 유전자 단백질 합성을 편집, 녹다운 또는 상향 조절하도록 설계되었다. ... beta-defensin 10 CRISPR Knockout 및 활성화 Plasmids(m) ... beta-defensin 10 CRISPR Plasmids (m) mouse β-defensin 10-특정 ... Defensin Antibodies for analysis of cellular responses to Defensin CRISPR Products * For further details describing the CRISPR ... β-defensin 10 CRISPR/Cas9 Knockout (KO) Plasmid (m) 는 3개의 plasmids를 포함하며 매개의 plasmid는 Cas9 nuclease 와 하나의 β-defensin 10-특정된 20 ...
Concentrations of alpha- and beta-defensins in plasma of patients with inflammatory bowel disease. ...
Lectin-like intestinal defensin inhibits 2019-nCoV spike binding to ACE2 * Inhibition of SARS-CoV-2 infections in engineered ... The SARS-CoV-2 spike protein primes inflammasome-mediated interleukin-1- beta secretion in COVID-19 patient-derived macrophages ...
4) Defensins. - Antimicrobial peptides inserted into microbial membrane - Found on mucous membranes and phagocytes ...
Persistent nasal carriage of Staphylococcus aureus is associated with deficient induction of human beta-defensin 3 after ... Human β-Defensin-3 (hBD-3) and RNase7 are highly active against S. aureus in vitro and are constitutively expressed in healthy ... Nurjadi D, Herrmann E, Hinderberger I, Zanger P (2013) Impaired β-defensin expression in human skin links DEFB1 promoter ... to Th17 Cytokines in Whole Blood Is Associated With Human β-Defensin 3 Expression in Skin and Persistent Staphylococcus aureus ...
... antimicrobial peptides beta-defensin 2, Psoriasin, and cathelicidin are highly up-regulated in lesions of psoriasis and in ...
2015) [4] characterized an defensin-like peptide which has activity against Gram-positive bacteria. Elhag et al. (2017) [5] ... beta, gamma, mu and nu [1]. HPVs show a marked preference for infecting specific squamous epithelial cells types; most alpha ... HPVs infect mucosal epithelia, whereas beta, gamma, mu and nu HPVs preferentially infect cutaneous epithelia. HPV infections ...
Direct and indirect bacterial killing functions of neutrophil defensins in lung explants. The ability of growth factors to ... Conversely, energy provided by carbohydrates decreased with increasing alcohol consumption, as did beta-carotene intake. ... beta-blocker strategy, atrial fibrillation and resynchronization therapy). Electroencephalography is rarely pathognomonic or ...
  • In addition, CFTR-mediated transport of bicarbonate is co-stimulated by mucus release into the airways [ 6 , 7 ], regulates ASL pH necessary for normal lactoferrin function and other defensins [ 8 ], and aids in mucin post-translational unpacking to impart normal rheologic properties, including viscosity and transportability. (ersjournals.com)
  • Antimicrobials secreted by FRT cells include well-characterized anti-HIV molecules, alpha/beta defensins, lactoferrin, and secretory leukocyte protease inhibitor (SLPI), as well as factors such as trappin-2/elafin and MIP3 α , which have recently been shown to have anti-HIV activity - . (cdc.gov)
  • β-defensin 10 CRISPR/Cas9 Knockout (KO) Plasmid (m) 는 3개의 plasmids를 포함하며 매개의 plasmid는 Cas9 nuclease 와 하나의 β-defensin 10-특정된 20 nt guide RNA (gRNA) 를 인코딩하며 gRNA는 knockout 효율을 최대한 낮추도록 디자인 되였습니다. (scbt.com)
  • β-defensin 10 HDR Plasmid (m) 는 β-defensin 10 CRISPR/Cas9 KO Plasmid (m)와의 co-transfection을 권장합니다. (scbt.com)
  • β-defensin 10 HDR Plasmid (m) 는 2-3 plasmids를 포함하며, 매개의 plasmid는 homology-directed DNA repair (HDR) template 는 β-defensin 10 CRISPR/Cas9 KO Plasmid (m)로 인한 cut site와 대응됩니다. (scbt.com)
  • This pro-inflammatory state can lead to acute respiratory distress syndrome and cytokine storm syndrome (CSS), likely mediated by a dysregulated immune response involving interleukin-6 (IL-6), tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), interferon gamma (IFN-γ), interleukin-1 beta (IL-1β), and other inflammatory signaling molecules [ 4 ]. (mdpi.com)
  • Relationship between ß-defensin-1 gene polymorphism and susceptibility and prognosis of acute respiratory distress syndrome. (cdc.gov)
  • Plasmid는 β-defensin 10-특정 20 nt guide RNA sequences으로 구성되였으며 이는 GeCKO (v2) library에서 유래되였습니다. (scbt.com)
  • inorganic increase is linked and characterized by the SCF-beta TrCP distance triacylglycerol balance and phosphorylates not coupled by the reverse( searched in Kimelman and Xu, 2006). (evakoch.com)
  • Samples of lung lymph from hypertensive sheep showed a transient and early two- to threefold increase in concentrations of latent TGF-beta. (pianolarge.cf)