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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Motta et al., "Investigating specific bacterial resistance to AMPs by using a magainin I-resistant Escherichia coli model," The Journal of Antibiotics, vol.
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.
Using the amphipathic peptides magainin 2 and ratIAPP, they pointed out that initial binding of the peptide in the intermediate region between the head group and acyl chains of the bilayer, expands the head group region relative to the acyl region of the membrane.
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. This compound was active against numerous oral pathogens, both gram-positive and gram-negative, including biofilm cultures of Streptococcus mutans.
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.
Miyajima, "Molecular basis for membrane selectivity of an antimicrobial peptide, magainin 2," Biochemistry, vol.
Magainin in Xenopus is the first antimicrobial peptides reported in vertebrates.4) The finding that Xenopus used in the laboratory had no wound infection or inflammation despite abdominal surgery for extraction of their oocytes in a non-sterile environment led to this discovery.
Studies on the in vitro sperm immobilization activity of synthetic magainin. FertiL Steril.
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.