E A Panyutich

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Porcine leukocytes contained three homologous peptides, PG-1, 2 and 3, that manifested potent microbicidal activity against Escherichia coli, Listeria monocytogenes and Candida albicans in vitro. The peptides ('protegrins') were composed of 16 (PG-2) or 18 amino acid residues, and, like tachyplesins (broad-spectrum antibiotic peptides of horseshoe crab(More)
We purified three homologous antimicrobial peptides ('gallinacins') from chicken leukocytes, examined their antimicrobial activity in vitro, and established their primary sequences by a combination of gas phase microsequencing and on-line LC-ESI-MS analysis of endo- and exoprotease peptide digests. The peptides contained 36-39 amino acid residues, were(More)
We measured concentrations of defensins (human neutrophil peptides) in the plasma of healthy volunteers and patients with sepsis and meningitis. When a sensitive enzyme immunoassay was used, defensins were detected in plasma samples from 13 of 24 healthy blood donors, with a mean +/- SD of 42 +/- 53 ng/ml. Defensin levels in plasma samples from seven(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop an in vitro model for infection of primary human cells with Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) herpesvirus (KSHV). DESIGN The recent identification of a herpesvirus associated with KS, its successful isolation in vitro, and its complete DNA sequencing facilitates experiments on the pathogenesis of AIDS-related KS. Completed studies demonstrate(More)
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