INVESTIGADORES
MARANI mariela Mirta
artículos
Título:
Identification of New Ocellatin Antimicrobial Peptides by cDNA Precursor Cloning in the Frame of This Family of Intriguing Peptides
Autor/es:
MARANI, MARIELA M.; AGUILAR, SILVANA; CUZZIOL BOCCIONI, ANA P.; CANCELARICH, NATALIA L.; BASSO, NÉSTOR G.; ALBERICIO, FERNANDO
Revista:
Antibiotics
Editorial:
MDPI AG
Referencias:
Lugar: Basel; Año: 2020 vol. 9 p. 1 - 19
Resumen:
Ocellatins are a family of antimicrobial peptides found exclusively in the Leptodactylus genus. To date, 10 species have been studied and more than 23 peptides described. Here we report the sequences of five new peptides from the skin of the frog Leptodactylus latrans (Anura: Leptodactylidae) determined by cDNA cloning of the complete prepro-peptide structures. The mature peptides were characterized with in silico tools and compared with those previously described. With 21 amino acid residues, this new set of peptides not previously described in the Leptodactylus genus share between 100 and 76.2% similarity to ocellatin antimicrobial peptides. These novel peptides are cationic and their three-dimensional (3D) structure holds the highly conserved residues G1, D4, K7, and K11 and a high theoretical amphipathic α-helix content. Furthermore, in silico analyses of these new peptides predicted antimicrobial activity. This study is framed in the context of previous work published about ocellatins, and therefore, provides a review of this intriguing family of peptides.