INSTITUTO DE QUIMICA, FISICA DE LOS MATERIALES, MEDIOAMBIENTE Y ENERGIA
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
Enhancing Antibacterial Activity Against Escherichia coli K-12 of Peptide Ib-AMP4 with Synthetic Analogues
JOHANNA M. FLÓREZ-CASTILLO; MERCEDES PERULLINI; JOBBAGY, MATIAS; HERMINSUL DE JESÚS CANO CALLE
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEPTIDE RESEARCH AND THERAPEUTICS
Lugar: Berlin; Año: 2014 p. 1 - 1
A family of Ib-AMP4 peptide analogues was obtained by solid phase synthesis, modifying the net charge and hydrophobicity of C-terminal domain by replacing certain amino acidic residues by arginine and tryptophan. Additionally, disulfide bonds were eliminated by replacing the cysteine residues by methionine, which resulted in a decrease in the number of synthesis byproducts, and con- sequently diminished the subsequent purification steps. The obtained peptides were purified by RP-HPLC and their molecular mass was determined by MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry. The peptide analogues (IC50 between 1 and 50 lM) presented a higher antibacterial activity against Escherichia coli K-12 than the native peptide (IC50[ 100 lM). The hemolytic activity of the peptide with the highest antibacterial efficacy presented no degradation of erythrocytes for a concentration of 1 lM that corresponds to its IC50 value. The results show that the synthesized peptides are good candidates for the treatment of diseases caused by E. coli.