Antimicrobial peptides: natural templates for synthetic membrane-active compounds
- A. Giuliani, G. Pirri, A. Bozzi, A. Giulio, M. Aschi, A. Rinaldi
- Biology, ChemistryCellular and Molecular Life Sciences
- 26 July 2008
Current understanding of the modes of interaction of AMPs with biological and model membranes are reported, especially focusing on recent insights into the folding and oligomerization requirements of peptides to bind and insert into lipid membranes and exert their antibiotic effects.
A note on Hyalomma nitidum, its distribution and its hosts
- L. Tomassone, J. Camicas, D. Meneghi, A. Giulio, G. Uilenberg
- BiologyExperimental & applied acarology
The morphological characteristics, the known geographical distribution and hosts of Hyalomma nitidum, a tick which has never been properly characterised, are summarised.
PHOTOHEMOLYSIS OF ERYTHROCYTES ENRICHED WITH SUPEROXIDE DISMUTASE, CATALASE AND GLUTATHIONE PEROXIDASE *
- A. Finazzi-Agro’, A. Giulio, G. Amicosante, C. Crifó
- Biology, ChemistryPhotochemistry and photobiology
- 1 April 1986
Abstract— Cationic liposomes have been used to introduce into human erythrocytes variable amounts of the enzymes superoxide dismutase, catalase and glutathione peroxidase. The behaviour of the…
Membrane interaction and antibacterial properties of two mildly cationic peptide diastereomers, bombinins H2 and H4, isolated from Bombina skin
Evaluating the antimicrobial properties and membrane interactions of bombinins H2 and H4 revealed interesting relationships between the presence of a single d-amino acid in the sequence of an antimicrobial peptide and its target microbial cell selectivity/membrane-perturbing activity.
Form, function and evolutionary significance of stridulatory organs in ant nest beetles (coleoptera: carabidae: Paussini)
The independent evolution of three types of stridula tory organs in three lineages of Paussini suggests that acoustical communication has played an important role in the evolution of ant nest beetles.
Differential toxicity of TAR DNA‐binding protein 43 isoforms depends on their submitochondrial localization in neuronal cells
This work shows that the mitochondrial 35 kDa truncated form of TDP‐43 is restricted to the intermembrane space, while the full‐length forms also localize in the mitochondrial matrix in cultured neuronal NSC‐34 cells, and proposes that the presence of full-length TDP-43s in the matrix is a primary cause of mitochondrial damage.
Structural and charge requirements for antimicrobial peptide insertion into biological and model membranes
Review of competing hypotheses of phylogenetic relationships of Paussinae (Coleoptera: Carabidae) based on larval characters
According to the present analysis, Physea, regarded traditionally as a typical ozaenine, represents the ozeanine sister to Paussini, showing that Ozaenini are paraphyletic.
Detailed morphological descriptions of the immature stages of the ant parasite Microdon mutabilis (Diptera: Syrphidae: Microdontinae) and a discussion of its functional morphology, behaviour and host…
Light, fluorescence and scanning electron (SEM) microscopy is used to describe in detail and illustrate the external features of all the immature stages of M. mutabilis (eggs, larvae and pupae), including the exceptional presence of resilin in the external layer of the posterior spiral tubercle in first instar larvae.
On the occurrence of Porpita porpita in the Tyrrhenian Sea: COI and ITS2 DNA barcoding identification
With this record the range of P. porpita within the Mediterranean basin is extended and furthermore, the use of the ITS2 as a valid DNA barcode marker for this group was here confirmed.