José Vicente Álvarez-Bravo

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Previously, we identified a core undecapeptide of sapecin B having antimicrobial activity. Based on the structure of this peptide, we systematically synthesized peptides consisting of terminal basic motifs and internal oligo-leucine sequences and examined their antimicrobial activities. Of these peptides, RLKLLLLLRLK-NH2 and KLKLLLLLKLK-NH2 were found to(More)
The chemotherapeutic activity of three synthetic antibacterial peptides was investigated. KLKLLLLLKLK-NH2 and its D-enantiomer showed significant chemotherapeutic activity in MRSA-infected mice, whereas KLKLLLKLK-NH2, which showed the highest antibacterial activity among them in vitro, was found to have almost no ability to prevent MRSA infection. These(More)
Previously, we reported that a synthetic undecapeptide, KLKLLLLLKLK-NH2, and its D-enantiomer have potent bactericidal activities against both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. Here we examined the mode of action of KLKLLLLLKLK-NH2 with special reference to its effect on bacterial membranes. We found that both the outer and inner membrane of(More)
Nowadays the number of students that chooses science studies is decreasing, partly because the formal and abstract language that mathematics is. In this paper, our purpose is to overcome the problem and facilitate the understanding of the behaviour of physical systems without the use of mathematics as a first step. First we have to determine the knowledge(More)
The action of piperacillin-tazobactam on 4,137 of the 4,364 strains collected in a Spanish multicenter study involving 46 participating hospitals was studied. The samples were from the following: 41% urine, 18% exuded from wound abscesses, 13% respiratory, 9% blood, 3% peritoneal liquid, and the remainder from other various sources. The gram-negative(More)
By measuring carboxyfluorescein leakage from liposomes and the increase in membrane current through planar lipid bilayer membranes, we examined the capacities of a series of low-molecular-weight cationic amphiphilic peptides derived from the alpha-helix domain of sapecin B for membrane-perturbation and ion-channel formation. Some of these peptides strongly(More)
A formal description of a quantum abacus based encoding system is presented. This way of representing data for processing purposes is based on a quantum algorithm for counting qubits introduced by Lesovik et al. [1] and Suslov et al. [2], but formally developed in this work. Finally, in order to illustrate the potential of this proposal, the implementation(More)