Organotin Compounds and Selected Metals in the Marine Environment of Northern Adriatic Sea
- J. Ščančar, T. Zuliani, T. Turk, R. Milačič
- Environmental ScienceEnvironmental Monitoring & Assessment
- 28 February 2007
Mussels, as accumulators of pollutants, in general contained higher metal concentrations during winter time in Dockyard Izola, and metals in sediments exhibited elevated concentrations in Marina Portorož and Dockyards Izola.
Pleurotus and Agrocybe hemolysins, new proteins hypothetically involved in fungal fruiting.
Interaction of ostreolysin, a cytolytic protein from the edible mushroom Pleurotus ostreatus, with lipid membranes and modulation by lysophospholipids.
- K. Sepčič, S. Berne, C. Potrich, T. Turk, P. Maček, G. Menestrina
- Biology, ChemistryEuropean Journal of Biochemistry
- 1 March 2003
The inhibitory effect of lysophospholipids may reflect a regulatory role for these components on the physiological action of ostreolysin and related proteins during fruiting.
Cytolytic proteins from cnidarians - an overview.
The physiological relevance of membrane permeabilization is described, and basic data on those proteinaceous cnidarian cytolysins proven or presumed to damage cell membranes by pore formation are presented.
Characterization of anticholinesterase-active 3-alkylpyridinium polymers from the marine sponge Reniera sarai in aqueous solutions.
It is found that biologically active polymers are composed of head-to-tail 3-alkylpyridinium units, which are soluble only in water, while low molecular oligomers are readily soluble in organic solvents.
Natural cholinesterase inhibitors from marine organisms.
- Lindon W K Moodie, K. Sepčič, T. Turk, R. Frangež, J. Svenson
- BiologyNatural product reports (Print)
- 14 August 2019
This paper aims to comprehensively summarize the literature pertaining to cholinesterase inhibitors derived from marine sources, including the first papers published in 1974 up to 2018, including a specific focus on compounds with reported dose-response data.
APS8, a Polymeric Alkylpyridinium Salt Blocks α7 nAChR and Induces Apoptosis in Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma
It is shown that APS8 inhibits NSCLC tumor cell growth and activates apoptotic pathways, and was not toxic for normal lung fibroblasts, suggesting thatAPS8 or similar compounds might be considered as lead compounds to develop antitumor therapeutic agents for at least certain types of lung cancer.
A new cytolytic protein from the sea anemone Urticina crassicornis that binds to cholesterol- and sphingomyelin-rich membranes.
A new phospholipase A2 isolated from the sea anemone Urticina crassicornis - its primary structure and phylogenetic classification.
The isolation and characterization of a PLA(2) from the northern Pacific sea anemone, Urticina crassicornis (UcPLA(2), containing a C27N substitution and a truncated C-terminal sequence is reported, finding that Asn27-'type' PLA( 2)s are present in a few other marine animal species, including some vertebrates.