Mehmet Nail Nasir

Mehmet Nail Nasir
University of Liège | ulg · Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech

PhD

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January 2014 - present
University of Liège
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  • Researcher
Description
  • Catalysis - 1st year of Master - Practical Courses Spectroscopic Analysis -2nd year of Master- Theory and Practical Courses
October 2011 - March 2017
University of Liège
Position
  • Researcher
October 2008 - September 2011
University of Lyon
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  • PhD Student

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Publications (31)
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Linoleic and linolenic acid hydroperoxides (HPOs) constitute key intermediate oxylipins playing an important role as signaling molecules during plant defense processes in response to biotic or abiotic stress. They have also been demonstrated in vitro as antimicrobial agents against plant fungi and bacteria. To reach the phytopathogens in vivo, the...
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By manipulating the various physicochemical properties of amino acids, the design of peptides with specific self-assembling properties has been emerging for more than a decade. In this context, short peptides possessing detergent properties (so-called “peptergents”) have been developed to self-assemble into well-ordered nanostructures that can stab...
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By manipulating the various physico-chemical properties of amino acids, design of peptides with specific self-assembling properties has been emerging since more than a decade. In this context, short peptides possessing detergent properties (so-called “peptergents”) have been developed to self-assemble into well-ordered nanostructures that can stabi...
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Films based on xylose and peanut protein isolate (PPI) were prepared by solution casting. The effects of xylose content (1%, 2%, 5%, 10%, 20% PPI, w/w) on the structure and mechanical properties of PPI–xylose (PPI–X) film were systematically investigated. The xylose-modified PPI was firstly prepared by crosslinking and modifying of peanut isolated...
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Plasma Membrane is the primary structure for adjusting to ever changing conditions. PM sub-compartmentalization in domains is thought to orchestrate signaling. Yet, mechanisms governing membrane organization are mostly uncharacterized. The plant-specific REMORINs are proteins regulating hormonal crosstalk and host invasion. REMs are the best-charac...
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Natural and synthetic amphiphilic molecules including lipopeptides, lipopolysaccharides and glycolipids are able to induce defense mechanisms in plants. In the present work, the perception of two synthetic C14 rhamnolipids, namely Alk-RL and Ac-RL, differing only at the level of the lipid tail terminal group, have been investigated using biological...
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Surfactants are molecules able to spontaneously self-assemble to form aggregates with well-defined properties, such as spherical micelles, planar bilayers, cylindrical micelles or vesicles. Micelles have notably several applications in many domains, such as drug delivery or membrane protein solubilization. In this context, the study of micelle form...
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Many Pseudomonas spp. produce cyclic lipodepsipeptides (CLPs), which, besides their role in biological functions such as motility, biofilm formation and interspecies interactions, are antimicrobial. It has been established that interaction with the cellular membrane is central to the mode of action of CLPs. In this work, we focus on the CLPs from t...
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Glycolipids constitute a class of molecules with various biological activities. Among them, sugar-based bolaamphiphiles characterized by their biocompatibility, biodegradability and lower toxicity, became interesting for the development of efficient and low cost lipid-based drug delivery systems. Their activity seems to be closely related to their...
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Plasma membranes are complex entities common to all living cells. The basic principle of their organization appears very simple, but they are actually of high complexity and represent very dynamic structures. The interactions between bioactive molecules and lipids are important for numerous processes, from drug bioavailablility to viral fusion. The...
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Based on its outstanding antifungal properties, it is reasonable to believe that fengycin might be efficient to topically treat localized dermatomycoses. Since most of the fungi species involved in the formation of those mycotic skin diseases colonize primarily the stratum corneum (SC), studying the interaction between fengycin and SC-mimicking lip...
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Monolayers of the lipopeptide mycosubtilin are studied at the air/water interface. Their structure is investigated using molecular dynamics simulations. All-atom models suggest that the lipopeptide is flexible and aggregates at the interface. To achieve simulation times of several microseconds, a coarse-grained (CG) model based on the MARTINI force...
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The glycoprotein gp41 from the Human Immunodeficiency Virus type 1 (HIV-1) has an amino acid sequence enriched in tryptophan residues, the so-called gp41W peptide (i.e., KWASLWNWFNITNWLWYIK) and plays a crucial role in HIV-1 host cell infection. Using the coupling of Second Harmonic Generation targeting the tryptophan residues with lateral surface...
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The second harmonic generation (SHG) response at the air-water interface from the tyrosine-containing natural iturinic cyclo-lipopeptides mycosubtilin, iturin A and bacillomycin D is reported. It is shown that this response is dominated by the single tyrosine residue present in these molecules owing to the large first hyperpolarizability arising fr...
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The Second Harmonic Generation (SHG) response from Tyrosine-containing peptides at the air-water interface is presented. First, the quadratic hyperpolarizability of the aromatic amino acid Tyrosine obtained by Hyper Rayleigh Scattering is reported, demonstrating its potentiality as an endogenous molecular probe for SHG studies. Then, the single Tyr...
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Sugar-based biosurfactants such as xylose-derived bolaforms have interesting properties, for example high biocompatibility and biodegradability which make them potential useful molecules in the pharmaceutical and cosmetic fields. Until now, no detailed analyses of the physico-chemical properties of these compounds have been undertaken. Two symmetri...
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The two step synthesis of a new bolaamphiphile derived from alkenyl l-rhamnosides was described. The general synthetic strategy of bolaamphiphiles derived from l-rhamnose was based on a previous work describing the synthesis of bolaamphiphiles derived from d-xylose. The conformational properties of this new compound were investigated by FTIR spectr...
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Annexin A6 (AnxA6), a calcium- and membrane-binding protein, is expressed in mammalian cells in two isoforms: AnxA6-1 and AnxA6-2, the latter lacking the 524-VAAEIL-529 sequence at the start of repeat 7. The different intracellular localization of these two isoforms suggests distinct function in membrane dynamics. The aim of this work was to analyz...
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Fengycin is a natural lipopeptide with antifungal and eliciting properties and able to inhibit the activity of phospholipase A2. A combination of CD, FT-IR, NMR and fluorescence spectroscopic techniques was applied to elucidate its conformation in a membrane-mimicking environment and to investigate the effect of calcium ions on it. We mainly observ...
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Iturinic antibiotics are produced by Bacillus subtilis strains and constitute a family including iturin A, mycosubtilin and bacillomycins D, F and Lc. These are cyclic lipopeptides with α-amino fatty acids linked up to a peptide constituted by seven α-aminoacids with an invariable LDDLLDL chiral sequence. The first three α-aminoacids containing the...
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Bacillomycin D is a natural antimicrobial lipopeptide belonging to the iturin family. It is produced by Bacillus subtilis strains. Bacillomycin D is characterized by its strong antifungal and hemolytic properties, due to its interaction with the plasma membrane of sensitive cells. Until now, only few limited analyses were conducted to understand th...
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Mycosubtilin is a strong antimicrobial agent belonging to the iturinic lipopeptide family which contains a single tyrosine residue. Its cell target has been shown to be the cytoplasmic membrane. This tyrosine residue has been previously shown to be essential for the biological activity of mycosubtilin. Since we have previously demonstrated that tyr...
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Mycosubtilin, an antimicrobial lipopeptide produced by Bacillus subtilis, is characterized by strong antifungal activities. The molecular mechanisms of its biological activities on the membranes of the sensitive yeasts or fungi have not yet been clearly elucidated. Our purpose was to mimic the mycosubtilin interactions with these membranes using va...
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Growing evidence suggests that membrane microdomains enriched in cholesterol and sphingomyelin are sites for numerous cellular processes, including signaling, vesicular transport, interaction with pathogens, and viral infection, etc. Recently some members of the annexin family of conserved calcium and membrane-binding proteins have been recognized...
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Mycosubtilin is a natural antimicrobial lipopeptide produced by Bacillus subtilis strains. It is characterized by its hemolytic and strong antifungal activities. Mycosubtilin interacts with the plasma membranes of sensitive cells. However, the molecular mechanisms of its biological activities have not been completely elucidated. Our purpose was the...
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The HIV-1 envelope glycoprotein 41 (gp41) undergoes large-scale conformational changes in order to induce the fusion of the virus and cell membranes. Thus, we investigated a possible structure transit at the air-water interface for the tryptophan-rich peptide of gp41 (gp41W). The synthetic peptide (KWASLWNWFNITNWLWYIK), corresponding to gp41W, show...
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Among the secondary metabolite lipopeptides produced by Bacillus subtilis, mycosubtilin is characterized by its strong antifungal activities. Even though its structure and its cellular target, the cytoplasmic membrane, have been determined, the molecular mechanisms of the biological activity of mycosubtilin have not been completely elucidated. In t...
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The involvement of membrane-bound peptides and the influence of protein conformations in several neurodegenerative diseases lead us to analyze the interactions of model peptides with artificial membranes. Two model peptides were selected. The first one, an alanine-rich peptide, K3A18K3, was shown to be in alpha-helix structures in TFE, a membrane e...

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