Damian Neubauer

Damian Neubauer
Medical University of Gdansk | MUG · Department of Inorganic Chemistry

PhD

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Environmental monitoring has always been one of the main application fields of biosensors because they are capable of detection of the analytes in complex matrices with high sensitivity, specificity, in relatively short time and at relatively low cost. Peptides are one of the promising elements of olfactory biosensors as they are characterized by h...
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Antimicrobial peptides (AMP) emerge as compounds that can alleviate the global health hazard of antimicrobial resistance. Since the repertoire of experimentally verified AMPs is limited, there is a need for novel computational approaches to peptide generation. For such approaches, exploring the amino-acid peptide representation space is infeasible...
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Acridine cell-penetrating peptide conjugates are an extremely important family of compounds in antitumor chemotherapy. These conjugates are not so widely analysed in antimicrobial therapy, although bioactive peptides could be used as nanocarriers to smuggle antimicrobial compounds. An octaarginine conjugate of an imidazoacridinone derivative (Compo...
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Antimicrobial peptides are a promising group of compounds used for the treatment of infections. In some cases, metal ions are essential to activate these molecules. Examples of metalloantibiotics are, for instance, bleomycin and dermcidin. This study is focused on three new pseudopeptides with potential biological activity. The coordination behavio...
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Vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) occurs in over 75% of women at least once during their lifetime and is an infection that significantly affects their health. Candida strains resistant to standard azole antifungal therapy and relapses of VVC are more and more common. Hypothetically, biofilm is one of the main reasons of relapses and failure of the the...
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Fungi from the Candida genus are widespread commensals and, at the same time, are the leading cause of fungal infections worldwide. For instance, vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) affects approximately 75% of women at least once in their lifetime, remaining the second most common gynecological infection. On the contrary, hospital-acquired fungal blood...
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Vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) is a vaginal infection that manifests itself as several symptoms which can lead to various life-threatening complications. The majority of VVC is caused by Candida albicans strains, and it is estimated that approximately 75% of women worldwide would suffer from this condition at least once during their lifetime. Surpr...
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Vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) occurs in over 75% of women at least once during their lifetime and is an infection that significantly affects their health. Candida strains resistant to standard azole antifungal therapy and relapses of VVC are more and more common. Hypothetically, biofilm is one of the main reasons of relapses and failure of the the...
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Ultrashort cationic lipopeptides (USCLs) and gemini cationic surfactants are classes of potent antimicrobials. Our recent study has shown that the branching and shortening of the fatty acids chains with the simultaneous addition of a hydrophobic N-terminal amino acid in USCLs result in compounds with enhanced selectivity. Here, this approach was in...
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Peptides and proteins constitute a large group of molecules that play multiple functions in living organisms. In conjunction with their important role in biological processes and advances in chemical approaches of synthesis, the interest in peptide-based drugs is still growing. As the side chains of amino acids can be basic, acidic, or neutral, the...
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Ultrashort cationic lipopeptides (USCLs) are considered to be a promising class of antimicrobials with high activity against a broad-spectrum of microorganisms. However, the majority of these compounds are characterized by significant toxicity toward human cells, which hinders their potential application. To overcome those limitations, several appr...
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Introduction: Resistance to standard antifungal agents among Candida species is becoming more common. In clinical conditions, even if the antimicrobial susceptibility profile was determined, the eradication of this pathogen is relatively rare. It is related to the ability of Candida to form a biofilm. This issue is primarily associated with mucocut...
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The emergence of staphylococcal canine pathogens resistant to multiple antimicrobial agents is a growing and urgent problem in veterinary practice. Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) seem to be a promising alternative to conventional antibiotics. The aim of this in vitro study was to evaluate the antimicrobial activity of selected AMPs against pathogeni...
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An increasing number of multidrug-resistant pathogens is a serious problem of modern medicine and new antibiotics are highly demanded. In this study, different n-alkyl acids (C2-C14) and aromatic acids (benzoic and trans-cinnamic) were conjugated to the N-terminus of KR12 amide. The effect of this modification on antimicrobial activity (ESKAPE bact...
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Ultrashort cationic lipopeptides (USCLs) are promising antimicrobial agents that hypothetically may be alternatively used to combat pathogens such as bacteria and fungi. In general, USCLs consist of fatty acid chains and a few basic amino acid residues. The main shortcoming of USCLs is their relatively high cytotoxicity and hemolytic activity. This...
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Wstęp Jednym z najczęstszych czynników etiologicznych zakażenia pochwy oraz szyjki macicy są grzyby z rodzaju Candida. Szacuje się, że ok. 75% wszystkich kobiet w wieku rozrodczym przynajmniej raz w życiu doświadczyło epizodu objawowego grzybiczego zapalenia pochwy i sromu (ang. vulvovaginal candidiasis, VVC). Nawet w sytuacji występowania braku cz...
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Nowadays, biomaterials are applied in many different branches of medicine. They significantly improve the patients’ comfort and quality of life, but also constitute a significant risk factor for biofilm-associated infections. Currently, intensive research on the development of novel materials resistant to microbial colonization as well as new compo...
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Short cationic antimicrobial lipopeptides with surfactant-like structure are promising antibiotic candidates that preferentially target microbial membranes. Therefore, we focused our study on double-chain lipopeptides, (C10-16)2Dab-KKK-NH2 and (C10-16)2Dap-KKK-NH2, where Dab and Dap are 2,4-diaminobutyric and 2,3-diaminopropionic acids, respectivel...
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Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are compounds widely distributed in nature that display activity against a broad spectrum of pathogens. Amphibian skin, as an organ rich in pharmacologically active peptides, appears to be an interesting source of novel AMPs. Aurein 1.2 (GLFDIIKKIAESF-NH2) is a short 13-residue antimicrobial peptide primarily isolated...
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In the past few years the increasing incidence of hospital infections with Acinetobacter baumannii, especially in immunocompromised patients, and its proneness to develop multidrug resistance have been raising considerable concern. This study examines the antimicrobial and antibiofilm activity of protegrin 1 (PG-1), an antimicrobial peptide from po...
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Acinetobacter baumannii is one of the most challenging pathogens, on account of its predisposition to develop resistance leadingto severe, difficult-to-treat infections. As these bacteria are more usually isolated from nosocomial infections, the new therapeutic options are demanded. Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are compounds likely to find applica...
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Background: Antimicrobial research is being focused to look for more effective therapeutics against antibiotic-resistant infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). In this direction, antimicrobial peptides (AMP) appear as promising tool. Objectives: This study evaluated the antimicrobial activity of different AMPs (...
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In this paper, we examine antimicrobial and cytotoxic activities, self-assembly and interactions with anionic and zwitterionic membranes of short arginine-rich lipopeptides: C16-RRRR-NH2, C14-RRRR-NH2, C12-RRRR-NH2, and C16-PRRR-NH2. They show a tendency to self-assembly into micelles over a millimolar concentration range, but it is not required fo...
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Due to the overuse of antibiotics in medicine and food production, and their targeted mechanism of action, an increasing rate in spreading of antibiotic resistance genes has been noticed. This results in inefficient therapy outcomes and higher mortality all over the world. Pseudomonas aeruginosa (carbapenem-resistant) is considered one of the top t...
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UV-Vis spectra of RB alone and RB in the presence of antimicrobial peptides CAMEL and pexiganan. Light absorption spectra were of analyzed compounds at concentration of 2 μM were measured in a wavelength range of 450–650 nm with 0.5 nm intervals, in quartz cuvettes (1 cm light path) containing appropriate solutions in 1 mL PBS, pH 6.8, using Beckma...
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Numerical values of HaCaT cell viability assay (MTT assay) results are presented in Figure 6.
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Since most antibacterial coatings reported to fight biomaterial-associated infections (BAI) fail in completely preventing bacterial colonization, it is crucial to know the impact of that small fraction of adhered bacteria in BAI recrudescence. This study aims to understand the fate of Staphylococcus aureus able to adhere to an antimicrobial coating...
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In view of an appreciable increase in resistance of Staphylococcus aureus to the conventional antibiotics, it is desired to develop new effective drugs. Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) seem to be attractive candidates. In general, AMPs samples used for in vitro studies consist of a peptide, counter-ion, and water. The presence of the counter-ion coul...
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Antimicrobial peptides are promising candidates for anti-infective pharmaceuticals. Unfortunately, because of their low proteolytic and chemical stability, their usage is generally narrowed down to topical formulations. Until now, numerous approaches to increase peptide stability have been proposed. One of them, peptide hydrocarbon stapling, a modi...
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Introduction: Staphylococcus aureus causes a diverse array of diseases, ranging from relatively harmless localized skin infections to life-threatening systemic conditions. It secretes toxins directly associated with particular disease symptoms. Aim: To determine the prevalence of methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) and methicillin-susceptible...
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Introduction Staphylococcus aureus causes a diverse array of diseases, ranging from relatively harmless localized skin infections to life-threatening systemic conditions. It secretes toxins directly associated with particular disease symptoms. Aim To determine the prevalence of methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) and methicillin-susceptible S....
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Introduction : Daptomycin is a cyclic lipopeptide that is bactericidal against Staphylococcus aureus , including methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA), vancomycin-intermediate S. aureus (VISA) and vancomycin-resistant S. aureus (VRSA) strains. Daptomycin exerts its antimicrobial effect by a calcium-dependent interaction with the cytoplasmic membra...
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Increasing drug resistance of common pathogens urgently needs discovery of new effective molecules. Antimicrobial peptides are believed to be one of the possible solutions of this problem. One of the approaches for improvement of biological properties is reversion of the sequence (retro analog concept). This research is based on investigation of an...
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The aim of this study was to learn how the use of different concentrations of glucose may affect the antistaphylococcal activity of selected peptides
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Staphylococcus aureus bacteria are one of the leading microorganisms responsible for nosocomial infections as well as being the primary causative pathogen of skin and wound infections. Currently, the therapy of staphylococcal diseases faces many difficulties, due to a variety of mechanisms of resistance and virulence factors. Moreover, a number of...
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In view of the increasing interest in peptides in various market sectors, a stronger emphasis on topics related to their production has been seen. Fmoc-based solid phase peptide synthesis, although being fast and efficient, provides final products with significant amounts of trifluoroacetate ions in the form of either a counter-ion or an unbound im...
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Staphylococcus aureus bacteria are one of the leading microorganisms responsible for nosocomial infections as well as being the primary causative pathogen of skin and wound infections. Currently, the therapy of staphylococcal diseases faces many difficulties, due to a variety of mechanisms of resistance and virulence factors. Moreover, a number of...
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The widespread use of contact lenses is associated with several complications, including ocular biofilm-related infections. They are very difficult to manage with standard antimicrobial therapies, because bacterial growth in a biofilm is associated with an increased antibiotic resistance. The principal aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy...
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Statement of significance: Catheter-associated infections (CAI) are the most common hospital-acquired infections worldwide. Several coating strategies have been proposed to fight these infections but most of them present some important limitations, including the emergence of resistant bacteria and toxicity concerns. The present work describes a tw...
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Staphylococcus aureus (SA) colonizes the vast majority of patients with atopic dermatitis (AD). Its resistance to antibiotics and ability to form biofilms are the main origins of therapeutic complications. Endogenous antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) exhibit strong activity against SA, including antibiotic resistant strains as well as bacteria existing...
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Wstęp: Kolonizacja gronkowcem złocistym (S. aureus) stwierdzana jest u większości chorych z atopowym zapaleniem skóry (AZS) i niejednokrotnie decyduje o ciężkości procesu chorobowego [1]. Skuteczność terapii warunkowana jest nie tylko zdolnością niektórych szczepów do produkowania enzymów i toksyn, lecz również doborem odpowiednich substancji przec...

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The main objective of this project was to develop other methods of counter-ion exchange in an environment of polar solvents other then water. Another aim of the project was to investigate the impact of different counter-ions on the activity of Antimicrobial Peptides (AMPs).