alexa Membrane interactions of antimicrobial peptides from Australian frogs.
Biochemistry

Biochemistry

Journal of Membrane Science & Technology

Author(s): Fernandez DI, Gehman JD, Separovic F

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Abstract The membrane interactions of four antimicrobial peptides, aurein 1.2, citropin 1.1, maculatin 1.1 and caerin 1.1, isolated from Australian tree frogs, are reviewed. All four peptides are amphipathic alpha-helices with a net positive charge and range in length from 13 to 25 residues. Despite several similar sequence characteristics, these peptides compromise the integrity of model membrane bilayers via different mechanisms; the shorter peptides exhibit a surface interaction mechanism while the longer peptides may form pores in membranes. This article was published in Biochim Biophys Acta and referenced in Journal of Membrane Science & Technology

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