Deborah L. Heyl

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Human islet amyloid polypeptide (hIAPP) forms cytotoxic fibrils in type-2 diabetes and insulin is known to inhibit formation of these aggregates. In this study, a series of insulin-based inhibitors were synthesized and assessed for their ability to slow aggregation and impact hIAPP-induced membrane damage. Computational studies were employed to examine the(More)
Due to increasing resistance of bacteria to traditional antibiotics, antimicrobial peptides are being investigated as a promising alternative. Tachyplesin, an antimicrobial peptide isolated from horseshoe crab, inhibits the growth of many different types of bacteria with its ability to permeabilize the cell membrane. Starting with a previously reported(More)
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