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Phylloseptins are antimicrobial peptides of 19-20 residues which are found in the skin secretions of the Phyllomedusa frogs that inhabit the tropical forests of South and Central Americas. The peptide sequences of PS-1, -2, and -3 carry an amidated C-terminus and they exhibit 74% sequence homology with major variations of only four residues close to the(More)
We report the complete sequence-specific hydrogen NMR assignments of vasoactive peptide angiotensin-(1-7) (Ang-(1-7)). Assignments of the majority of the resonances were accomplished by COSY, TOCSY, and ROESY peak coordinates at 400MHz and 600MHz. Long-side-chain amino acid spin system identification was facilitated by long-range coherence transfer(More)
DD K, a peptide first isolated from the skin secretion of the Phyllomedusa distincta frog, has been prepared by solid-phase chemical peptide synthesis and its conformation was studied in trifluoroethanol/water as well as in the presence of sodium dodecyl sulfate and dodecylphosphocholine micelles or small unilamellar vesicles. Multidimensional solution NMR(More)
Catestatin is a natural peptide of higher organisms including humans, with a wide variety of biological functions involved in catecholamine inhibition, cardiovascular regulation, control of blood pressure, inflammation, and innate immunity. It is derived from the natural processing of chromogranin A, induced in the skin after injury, and produced by(More)
Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are currently being investigated as potential sources of novel therapeutics against an increasing number of microorganisms resistant to conventional antibiotics. The conjugation of an AMP to other bioactive compounds is an interesting approach for the development of new derivatives with increased antimicrobial efficiency and(More)
A2 was identified as an amastigote virulence factor of Leishmania (Leishmania) donovani and as a candidate antigen for vaccine development against visceral leishmaniasis. Here, predicted hydrophilic, class I and II MHC-binding synthetic peptides were used to define epitopes recognized by A2-specific antibodies, CD8+ T and CD4+ T cells, respectively.(More)
The heterodimeric antimicrobial peptide distinctin is composed of 2 linear peptide chains of 22- and 25-aa residues that are connected by a single intermolecular S-S bond. This heterodimer has been considered to be a unique example of a previously unrecorded class of bioactive peptides. Here the 2 distinctin chains were prepared by chemical peptide(More)
Solid-state NMR spectroscopy is a powerful technique for the investigation of membrane-associated peptides and proteins as well as their interactions with lipids, and a variety of conceptually different approaches have been developed for their study. The technique is unique in allowing for the high-resolution investigation of liquid disordered lipid(More)
The copolymer poly(D,L-lactide-co-glycolide) is one of the most interesting polymers for medical applications. This interest is justified by the fact that it is bioreabsorbable, biocompatible and non-toxic, while its degradation kinetics can be modified by the copolymerization ratio of the monomers. In this study, copolymers were synthesised at 175 ̊C by(More)
PURPOSE We designed a peptide, PnPP-19, comprising the potential active core of the Phoneutria nigriventer native toxin PnTx2-6. We investigated its role on erectile function, and its toxicity and immunogenicity. MATERIALS AND METHODS Erectile function was evaluated by the intracavernous pressure-to-mean arterial pressure ratio during electrical field(More)