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Bile salt hydrolase activity of three strains of Lactobacillus acidophilus.
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Three strains of Lactobacillus acidophilus, two from human intestinal origin and one from porcine intestinal origin (ATCC 43121), were tested for their bile salt deconjugation activity and all three strains exhibited more bile Salt hydrolase activity towards sodium glycocholate than towards sodium taurocholate.
Dissection of the Functional Surface of an Anti-insect Excitatory Toxin Illuminates a Putative “Hot Spot” Common to All Scorpion β-Toxins Affecting Na+ Channels*
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This analysis highlights for the first time structural elements that constitute a putative “pharmacophore” involved in the interaction of β-toxins with receptor site-4 on NaChs, and suggests that the hot spot and an adjacent non-polar region are spatially conserved.
Characterization of unique amphipathic antimicrobial peptides from venom of the scorpion Pandinus imperator.
TLDR
The first report of magainin-type polycationic antimicrobial peptides in scorpion venom is reported, which brings new insights into the mode of action of scorpions venom and also opens new avenues for the discovery of novel antibiotic molecules from arthropod venoms.
Measurement of bile salt hydrolase activity from Lactobacillus acidophilus based on disappearance of conjugated bile salts.
TLDR
The bile salt hydrolase assay was insensitive to low oxidation-reduction potential when measuring bile Salt Hydrolase from L. acidophilus, an intestinal microorganism, however, EDTA and freezing temperatures were necessary to maintain stability of the partially purified enzyme during storage.
Scorpion Venom Peptides without Disulfide Bridges
TLDR
This review provides an overview of the structural simplicity, precursor processing, biological activities and evolution of non‐disulfide‐bridged peptides, and sheds insight into their potential clinical and agricultural applications.
Characterization of unique amphipathic antimicrobial peptides from venom of the scorpion Pandinus imperator.
TLDR
The first report of magainin-type polycationic antimicrobial peptides in scorpion venom is reported, which brings new insights into the mode of action of scorpions venom and also opens new avenues for the discovery of novel antibiotic molecules from arthropod venoms.
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