Author(s): Dennison SR, Harris F, Phoenix DA
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Abstract Oblique orientated alpha-helices are highly specialised protein structural elements that penetrate membranes at a shallow angle and are used to promote membrane destabilisation by a number of protein classes. Here, the use of extended hydrophobic moment methodology shows that the amphibian extrudates, aurein 1.2 and citropin 1.1, may use oblique orientated alpha-helices in their antimicrobial action and that such use may be shared by other antimicrobial peptides. This appears to be the first systematic analysis of these peptides for the possession of oblique orientated alpha-helical structure.
This article was published in Protein Pept Lett
and referenced in Journal of Clinical & Experimental Pharmacology