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Ella Mihailescu (Assoc)


Copper‑binding anticancer peptides from the piscidin family: an expanded mechanism that encompasses physical and chemical bilayer disruption

Fatih Comert, Frank N. Heinrich, Ananda Chowdhury, Mason Schoeneck, Caitlin Darling, Kyle Anderson, M. Daben J. Libardo, Alfredo Angeles‑Boza, Vitalii I. Silin, Myriam Cotten, Mihaela Mihailescu
In the search for novel broad‑spectrum therapeutics to fight chronic infections, inflammation, and cancer, host defense peptides (HDPs) have garnered increasing

Structure and Function in Antimicrobial Piscidins: Histidine Position, Directionality of Membrane Insertion, and pH-Dependent Permeabilization

Mihaela Mihailescu, Mirco Sorci, Jolita Seckute, Vitalii I. Silin, Janet Hammer, B. Scott Perrin, Jorge Hernandez, Nedzada Smajic, Akritee Shrestha, Kimberly Bogadardus, Alexander Greenwood, Riqiang Fu, Jack Blazyk, Richard W. Pastor, Linda Nicholson, Georges Belfort, Myriam Cotten
Piscidins are histidine-enriched antimicrobial peptides that interact with lipid bilayers as amphipathic alpha-helices. Their activity at acidic and basic pH in
Created April 9, 2019, Updated December 8, 2022