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Antibacterial Peptide Derived From Fish NK-lysin

NKLP27: A Teleost NK-Lysin Peptide that Modulates Immune Response, Induces Degradation of Bacterial DNA, and Inhibits Bacterial and Viral Infection. Zhang M, Li MF, Sun L, PLoS One, 2014, 9, e106543. NK-lysin is an antimicrobial protein produced by cytotoxic T...

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Antibacterial Peptide from Bee Venom

Production of antibacterial peptide from bee venom via a new strategy for heterologous expression. Hou C, Guo L, Lin J, You L, Wu W., Mol Biol Rep. 2014 Sep 5. [Epub ahead of print] Honey bee is important economic insect that not only pollinates fruits and...

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Correlation of plasma oxytocin with autistic symptom load

Oxytocin plasma concentrations in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder: correlation with autistic symptomatology. Taurines R, Schwenck C, Lyttwin B, Schecklmann M, Jans T, Reefschläger L, Geissler J, Gerlach M, Romanos M., Atten. Defic....

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Peptide Inhibitors for Anti-inflammatory Therapy

Targeting human secretory phospholipase A2 with designed peptide inhibitors for inflammatory therapy. Wang P, Li Y, Shao Q, Zhou W, Wang K., J Drug Target., 2014 Sep 19:1-7. [Epub ahead of print] Phospholipase A2 (PLA2) is potentially an important target for...

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Oxytocin stimulates repair when muscle is damaged

Oxytocin is an age-specific circulating hormone that is necessary for muscle maintenance and regeneration C Elabd, W Cousin, P Upadhyayula, RY Chen, MS Chooljian, J Li, S Kung, KP Jiang, IM Conboy, Nature Communications, 5, Article number:4082, Published on line 10...

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Rattlesnake Toxin Crotamine Demonstrates Antifungal Activity

Interaction of the Rattlesnake Toxin Crotamine with Model Membranes. BA Costa, L Sanches, AB Gomide, F Bizerra, C Dal Mas, EB Oliveira, KR Perez, R Itri, N Oguiura, MA Hayashi, J Phys Chem B. , 2014 May 7. [Epub ahead of print] Crotamine is one of the main...

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