INVESTIGADORES
BLANK viviana Claudia
artículos
Título:
Synthesis and biological properties of IFN-a2b peptides
Autor/es:
PE√ĎA C; BLANK VC; MARINO VJ; ROGUIN LP
Revista:
PEPTIDES
Editorial:
Elsevier
Referencias:
Año: 2005 vol. 26 p. 1144 - 1149
ISSN:
0196-9781
Resumen:
We have previously reported the antiproliferative activity of synthetic sequences 29-35 and 122-139 of the interferon-a2b (IFN-a2b), both probably representing a common receptor recognition domain. In the search of new peptidic agonists, we designed and synthesized the linear peptide (Gly)2-122-137-Gly138-Gly29-30-35-(Gly), in which Gly residues replaced the 138 and 29 Cys bound through a disulfide bridge in the native cytokine. Additionally, a cyclic analog was obtained by reaction of the N- and C-terminal ends of the linear fragment. Thus, the distance that separates residues 122 and 35 in the crystalline structure of the IFN-a2b was maintained through a (Gly)4 bridge. When the influence of chimeric peptides on the proliferation of WISH cells was studied, it was shown that both derivatives significantly diminished cell growth. A more evident inhibitory effect on 125I-IFN-a2b binding to WISH cell-membrane receptors was observed for both peptides. Results indicated that chimeric IFN-a2b peptides behaved as partial agonists of the IFN-a2b molecule and may be of interest for drug design purposes.