Membrane disrupting antimicrobial peptide dendrimers with multiple amino termini

Stach, Michaela; Maillard, Noélie; Kadam, Rameshwar; Kalbermatter, David; Meury, M.; Page, Malcolm; Fotiadis, Dimitrios José; Darbre, Tamis; Reymond, Jean-Louis (2012). Membrane disrupting antimicrobial peptide dendrimers with multiple amino termini. Medicinal chemistry communications - MedChemComm, 3(1), pp. 86-89. Cambridge: Royal Society of Chemistry 10.1039/c1md00272d

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Antimicrobial peptide dendrimer H1 Leu8(Lys-Leu)4(Lys-Phe)2Lys-LysNH2 (Lys = branching lysine) was identified by screening a 6750-membered combinatorial library by the bead-diffusion assay. Sequence variations also revealed dendrimer bH1 Leu8(Dap-Leu)4(Dap-Phe)2Dap-LysNH2 (Dap = branching 2,3-diaminopropanoic acid) as a more potent analog. H1 and bH1 showed good antimicrobial activities mediated by membrane disruption (MIC = 2–4 μg mL−1 on Bacillus subtilis and Escherichia coli) but low hemolytic activity (MHC = 310 μg mL−1 respectively >2000 μg mL−1).

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08 Faculty of Science > Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences (DCBP)
04 Faculty of Medicine > Pre-clinic Human Medicine > Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine

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Stach, Michaela, Maillard, Noélie, Kadam, Rameshwar, Kalbermatter, David, Meury, Marcel, Page, Malcolm, Fotiadis, Dimitrios José, Darbre, Tamis, Reymond, Jean-Louis


500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology
500 Science > 540 Chemistry
600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health




Royal Society of Chemistry




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04 Oct 2013 14:37

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05 Dec 2022 14:11

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