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In vitro activities of synthetic host defense propeptides processed by neutrophil elastase against cystic fibrosis pathogens.

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posted on 12.04.2021, 15:39 by Stephane Desgranges, Florie Le Prieult, Alan Daly, Jennifer LydonJennifer Lydon, Marian BrennanMarian Brennan, Dilip K. Rai, Anusha P. Subasinghage, Chandralal M. Hewage, Sally-Ann CryanSally-Ann Cryan, Catherine GreeneCatherine Greene, Noel G McElvaneyNoel G McElvaney, Timothy P. Smyth, Deirdre Fitzgerald HughesDeirdre Fitzgerald Hughes, Hilary HumphreysHilary Humphreys, Marc DevocelleMarc Devocelle

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.

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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.)

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The original article is available at http://aac.asm.org/content/55/5/2487.full.pdf+html

Published Citation

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

Publication Date

2011-05-01

PubMed ID

21343449

Department/Unit

  • Chemistry
  • Clinical Microbiology
  • Beaumont Hospital
  • School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences
  • Medicine
  • Undergraduate Research