An Atlas of Anionic Antimicrobial Peptides from Amphibians

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Dennison, SR, Harris, F, Mura, M and Phoenix, DA (2018). An Atlas of Anionic Antimicrobial Peptides from Amphibians. Current Protein & Peptide Science. 19 (8), pp. 823-838.
AuthorsDennison, SR, Harris, F, Mura, M and Phoenix, DA
Abstract

Abstract:
Anionic antimicrobial peptides (AAMPs) with net charges ranging from -1 to -8 have been identified in frogs, toads, newts and salamanders across Africa, South America and China. Most of these peptides show antibacterial activity and a number of them are multifunctional, variously showing antifungal activity, anticancer action, neuropeptide function and the ability to potentiate conventional antibiotics. Antimicrobial mechanisms proposed for these AAMPs, include toroidal pore formation and the Shai-Huang-Matsazuki model of membrane interaction along with pH dependent amyloidogenesis and membranolysis via tilted peptide formation. The potential for therapeutic and biotechnical application of these AAMPs has been demonstrated, including the development of amyloid-based nanomaterials and antiviral agents. It is concluded that amphibian AAMPs represent an untapped potential source of biologically active agents and merit far greater research interest.

Keywords0304 Medicinal And Biomolecular Chemistry; Biophysics
Year2018
JournalCurrent Protein & Peptide Science
Journal citation19 (8), pp. 823-838
ISSN1389-2037
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.2174/1389203719666180226155035
Publication dates
Print13 Jun 2018
Publication process dates
Deposited28 Sep 2018
Accepted13 May 2018
Accepted author manuscript
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CC BY 4.0
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