CHALON Miriam Carolina
Obtaining an Ent35-MccV derivative with mutated hinge region that exhibits increased activity against Listeria monocytogenes and Escherichia coli
NAVARRO, S.A; LANZA, L; RIOS COLOMBO, N.S.; FERNANDEZ DE ULLIVARRI, M.; ACUÑA, L; SOSA-PADILLA, B.; PICARIELLO, G; BELLOMIO, A; CHALÓN MC
APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY
Lugar: Berlin; Año: 2019 vol. 103 p. 9607 - 9618
The present paper describes the generation of derivatives from the hybrid peptide called Ent35-MccV, active against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. This peptide has a triple glycine hinge region between enterocin CRL35 and microcin V. In order to obtain variants of Ent35-MccV with greater biotechnological potential, a saturation mutagenesis was carried out in the hinge region. As a result, we obtained a bank of E.coli strains expressing different mutated hybrid bacteriocins in the central position of the hinge region. From all these variants, we found that the one bearing a tyrosine in the central region of the hinge (Ent35-GYG-MccV) is 2-fold more active against E. coli and 4-fold more active against Listeria than the original peptide Ent35-MccV. This derivative was purified and characterized. The development and evaluation of alternative hinges for Ent35-MccV represents a step forward in the bioengineering of antimicrobial peptides. This approach fosters the rational design of peptides with enhanced antimicrobial activity.