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High-throughput fluorescence screening assay for the identification and comparison of antimicrobial peptides’ activity on various yeast species

  1. 1. 0461653 - FGU-C 2017 RIV NL eng J - Článek v odborném periodiku
    Kodedová, Marie - Sychrová, Hana
    High-throughput fluorescence screening assay for the identification and comparison of antimicrobial peptides’ activity on various yeast species.
    Journal of Biotechnology. Roč. 233, Sep 10 (2016), s. 26-33 ISSN 0168-1656
    Grant CEP: GA TA ČR(CZ) TA04010638; GA MŠk(CZ) ED1.1.00/02.0109
    Institucionální podpora: RVO:67985823
    Klíčová slova: diS-C3(3) assay * antimicrobial peptide * Candida * membrane potential * microplate reader
    Kód oboru RIV: EE - Mikrobiologie, virologie
    Impakt faktor: 2.599, rok: 2016

    New antifungal compounds that circumvent the resistance of the pathogen by directly damaging yeast cell surface structures are promising agents for the treatment of fungal infections, due to their different mechanism of action from current clinically used antifungal drugs. We present here a rapid and cost-effective fluorescence method suitable for identifying new potent drugs that directly target yeast cell surface structures, causing cell permeabilization and thus bypassing the multidrug resistance mechanisms of pathogens. The fluorescence assay enabled us to detect with high sensitivity damage to the Candida plasma membrane (its hyperpolarization and permeabilization) as a result of short-term exposure to the antifungal compounds. Results can be obtained in 1–2 h with minimal effort and consumption of the tested compounds, also 96 samples can be analysed simultaneously. We used this method to study antimicrobial peptides isolated from the venom of bees and their synthetic analogs, compare the potency of the peptides and determine their minimal effective concentrations. The antimicrobial peptides were able to kill yeast cells at low concentrations within a 15-min treatment, the LL-III peptide exhibited a broad spectrum of antifungal activity on various Saccharomyces, pathogenic Candida and osmotolerant yeast species.
    Trvalý link: http://hdl.handle.net/11104/0261250