Cystic Fibrosis, Hemolysis, Humans, Leukocyte Elastase, Peptides, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus
This publication has emanated from research conducted with the financial support of Science Foundation Ireland (05/RFP/CHE0063 and 06/RFP/CHO024/EC07 to M.D. and 06/RFP/CHO006 to C.M.H.)
The antimicrobial and hemolytic activities of a host defense peptide can be controlled by its modification as a propeptide of reduced net charge, which can then be processed by neutrophil elastase, a serine protease involved in chronic airway inflammation and infections associated with cystic fibrosis.
Chemistry | Medicinal-Pharmaceutical Chemistry | Medicine and Health Sciences
Desgranges S, Le Prieult F, Daly A, Lydon J, Brennan M, Rai DK, Subasinghage AP, Hewage CM, Cryan SA, Greene C, McElvaney NG, Smyth TP, Fitzgerald-Hughes D, Humphreys H, Devocelle M. In vitro activities of synthetic host defense propeptides processed by neutrophil elastase against cystic fibrosis pathogens. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 2011;55(5):2487-9
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