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Antimicrobial Peptides from Marine Invertebrates
Marine invertebrates lack an acquired, memory-type immunity based on T-lymphocyte subsets and clonally derived immunoglobulins (72). This differs from the vertebrate immune system, which isExpand
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Plicatamide, an Antimicrobial Octapeptide from Styela plicata Hemocytes*
Plicatamide (Phe-Phe-His-Leu-His-Phe-His-dcΔDOPA), where dcΔDOPA represents decarboxy-(E)-α,β-dehydro-3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine, is a potently antimicrobial octapeptide from the blood cells of theExpand
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Loihichelins A-F, a suite of amphiphilic siderophores produced by the marine bacterium Halomonas LOB-5.
A suite of amphiphilic siderophores, loihichelins A-F, were isolated from cultures of the marine bacterium Halomonas sp. LOB-5. This heterotrophic Mn(II)-oxidizing bacterium was recently isolatedExpand
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Plicatamide: A lead to the biosynthetic origins of the tunichromes?
Plicatamide is a modified octapeptide from the ascidian Styela plicata having the structure Phe-Phe-His-Leu-His-Phe-His-decarboxyDeltaDOPA (where decarboxyDeltaDOPA =Expand
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Tunichrome sp-1: new pentapeptide tunichrome from the hemocytes of Styela plicata.
A modified pentapeptide has been isolated from the hemocytes of the ascidian Styela plicata. The structure of the peptide was determined by Edman sequence analysis, mass spectrometry, and NMRExpand
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Fragmentation of tunichrome Sp-1 is dominated by an unusual gas-phase intramolecular rearrangement.
Tunichrome Sp-1 is a modified pentapeptide from the ascidian Styela plicata, having the structure H-DOPA-DOPA-Gly-Pro-dcDeltaDOPA (where DOPA = 3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine and dcDeltaDOPA =Expand
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Acid Soluble Peptides from the Hemocytes of the Ascidians: Characterization and Antimicrobial Activity
Author(s): Tincu, John A. | Abstract: The goal of this research is to investigate the biochemistry of solitary ascidians, with particular focus on the hemocytes (blood cells). Styela plicata andExpand