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Binding and Flip as Initial Steps for BP-100 Antimicrobial Actions

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Autor(es):
Park, Peter [1] ; Franco, Leandro R. [2] ; Chaimovich, Hernan [1] ; Coutinho, Kaline [2] ; Cuccovia, Iolanda M. [1] ; Lima, Filipe S. [3]
Número total de Autores: 6
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Quim, Dept Bioquim, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Fis, Dept Fis Geral, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[3] Univ Fed Pernambuco, Ctr Ciencias Exatas & Nat, Dept Quim Fundamental, Recife, PE - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 3
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: SCIENTIFIC REPORTS; v. 9, JUN 13 2019.
Citações Web of Science: 0
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BP100 is a short antimicrobial peptide and can also act as a molecule-carrier into cells. Like with other antimicrobial peptides, the precise mechanism of membrane disruption is not fully understood. Here we use computer simulations to understand, at a molecular level, the initial interaction between BP100 and zwitterionic/negatively charged model membranes. In agreement with experimental results, our simulations showed BP100 folded into an alpha helix when in contact with negatively charged membranes. BP100 binding induced the aggregation of negatively charged lipids on mixed membranes composed of zwitterionic and anionic lipids. The peptide in alpha-helix conformation initially interacts with the membrane via electrostatic interactions between the negatively charged lipids and the positively charged residues of the peptide. At that point the peptide flips, burying the hydrophobic residues into the bilayer highlighting the importance of the hydrophobic effect contribution to the initial interaction of cationic antimicrobial peptides with membranes. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 13/08166-5 - Química em interfaces: interações de fármacos, peptídios e enzimas com membranas modelos
Beneficiário:Iolanda Midea Cuccovia
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Temático
Processo FAPESP: 14/50983-3 - INCT 2014: fluidos complexos
Beneficiário:Antonio Martins Figueiredo Neto
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Temático