magainin


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magainin

(məˈɡeɪnɪn)
n
(Pharmacology) any of a series of related substances with antibacterial properties, derived from the skins of frogs
[C20: from Hebrew magain a shield]
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Inducing toxicity by introducing a leucine-zipper-like motif in frog antimicrobial peptide, magainin 2.
Huang, "Crystallization of antimicrobial pores in membranes: magainin and protegrin," Biophysical Journal, vol.
Ghosh (2011) Inducing toxicity by introducing a leucine-zipper-like motif in frog antimicrobial peptide magainin 2.
35) It is a mimetic whose design was based on the amphiphilic structure of the peptide magainin.
Previously, he was the president and chief executive officer of Adolo as well as worked in senior leadership positions at Genomics Collaborative, Genaera (formerly Magainin Pharmaceuticals) and Centocor, Inc.
Studies on the in vitro sperm immobilization activity of synthetic magainin.
Few such molecules are SsALF24, isolated from the hemocytes of Indian mud crab Scylla serrata; RVF[alpha]HbP isolated from rabbit vaginal fluid; magainin isolated from frog skin; nisin, a naturally occurring food preservative and the niscar gel (a combination of nisin and carrageenan).
In vitro activity of the antimicrobial peptide magainin 1 against Bonamia ostreae, the intrahemocytic parasite of the flat oyster Ostrea edulis.
The growth of the bacteria was reduced by 98% in the photoimmobilized samples as compared with only 5% reduction in the samples of simply absorbing magainin.
In his team's tests, nisin was 1,000 times as toxic to target bacteria as was magainin, a natural antibiotic produced in animals (SN: 3/18/95, p.
Los cientificos de la empresa de biotecnologia Magainin Pharmaceuticals descubrieron la "squalamina" en 1992, cuando, buscaban sustancias antibioticas," en el higado de una clase de tiburones pequenos.