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Antimicrobial peptides: natural templates for synthetic membrane-active compounds
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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. Expand
PHOTOHEMOLYSIS OF ERYTHROCYTES ENRICHED WITH SUPEROXIDE DISMUTASE, CATALASE AND GLUTATHIONE PEROXIDASE *
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 theExpand
Membrane interaction and antibacterial properties of two mildly cationic peptide diastereomers, bombinins H2 and H4, isolated from Bombina skin
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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. Expand
A note on Hyalomma nitidum, its distribution and its hosts
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The morphological characteristics, the known geographical distribution and hosts of Hyalomma nitidum, a tick which has never been properly characterised, are summarised. Expand
Review of competing hypotheses of phylogenetic relationships of Paussinae (Coleoptera: Carabidae) based on larval characters
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According to the present analysis, Physea, regarded traditionally as a typical ozaenine, represents the ozeanine sister to Paussini, showing that Ozaenini are paraphyletic. Expand
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
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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. Expand
Description of the first instar larva of Euzonitis rubida with remarks on the systematics of the subfamily Nemognathinae (Coleoptera: Meloidae)
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The examination at the scanning electron microscope of several characters of these and other genera of the subfamily Nemognathinae, confirms the main distinction of tribes, but better outlines the condition of some features previously incorrectly defined. Expand
Revision of the genus Trichomeloe Reitter, with the description of new species and first instar larvae (Coleoptera: Meloidae)
The Palaearctic genus Trichomeloe is reviewed and newly defined on the basis of larval and adult characters. Its position among the Lyttini tribe is discussed. Trichomeloe includes eight species,Expand
First-instar larval morphology in the subtribe Lydina (Coleoptera, Meloidae, Lyttini), with discussion on its systematic value
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First-instar larvae of five species of Lydina, belonging to three genera – Lydus trimaculatus italicus Kaszab, L. europaeus Escherich, Oenas crassicornis, and Alosimus chalybaeus – are described, and new observations on two species previously described are carried out. Expand
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