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The frequent emergence of drug-resistant bacteria has created an urgent demand for new antimicrobial agents. Traditional methods of novel antibiotic development are almost obsolete. Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are now regarded as a potential solution to revive the traditional methods of antibiotic development, although, until now, many AMPs have failed in(More)
Enzybiotics are becoming increasingly recognized as potential alternative therapies for drug-resistant bacteria. Although only a few enzybiotics are currently well characterized, much information is still missing or is unavailable for researchers. The construction of an enzybiotics database would therefore increase efficiency and convenience in(More)
GMEs are genetically modified enzybiotics created through molecular engineering approaches to deal with the increasing problem of antibiotic resistance prevalence. We present a fully manually curated database, GMEnzy, which focuses on GMEs and their design strategies, production and purification methods, and biological activity data. GMEnzy collects and(More)
Human serine proteinase inhibitor Kazal-type 6 (SPINK6) belongs to the medically important SPINK family. Malfunctions of SPINK members are linked to many diseases, including pancreatitis, skin barrier defects, and cancer. SPINK6 has been shown to selectively inhibit Kallikrein-related peptidases (KLKs) in human skin. As a SPINK protein, it contains a(More)
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) causes significant medical burdens worldwide. Diagnosis, especially in the early stages, is still challenging. Therapeutic options are limited and often ineffective. Although several risk factors have been known important for development of HCC, the molecular basis of the process is rather complex and has not been fully(More)
Lysostaphin (Lysn) is an antibacterial metalloendopeptidase that cleaves the pentaglycin bridges in the cell wall of Staphylococci. Although many studies have demonstrated its high activity in vitro, the medical application of Lysn has been hampered by its short half-life in vivo. In order to enhance its stability in vivo without significantly suppressing(More)
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