Understanding the mechanism of action of antimicrobial peptides is pivotal to the design of new and more active peptides. In the last few years it has become clear that the behavior of antimicrobial peptides on membrane model systems does not always translate to cells; therefore the need to develop methods aimed at capturing details of the interactions of peptides with bacterial cells is compelling. In this work we analyzed binding of two peptides, namely temporin B and TB_KKG6A, to Escherichia coli cells and to Escherichia coli LPS. Temporin B is a natural peptide active against Gram positive bacteria but inactive against Gram negative bacteria, TB_KKG6A is an analogue of temporin B showing activity against both Gram positive and Gram negative bacteria. We found that binding to cells occurs only for the active peptide TB_KKG6A; stoichiometry and affinity constant of this peptide toward Escherichia coli cells were determined.
|Titolo:||Binding studies of antimicrobial peptides to Escherichia coli cells|
ROMANELLI, ALESSANDRA (Ultimo) (Corresponding)
|Parole Chiave:||antimicrobial; binding; cell; dissociation constant; peptide; Temporin; antimicrobial Cationic Peptides; cell membrane; Escherichia coli;|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore CHIM/03 - Chimica Generale e Inorganica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.bbrc.2016.07.077|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|