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Interaction of Piscidin-1 with zwitterionic versus anionic membranes: a comparative molecular dynamics study.
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PMID:  23140320     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Plasma membrane of each micro-organism has a unique set of lipid composition as a consequence of the environmental adaptation or a response to exposure to antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) as antibiotic agents. Understanding the relationship between lipid composition and action of antimicrobial peptides or considering how different lipid bilayers respond to AMPs may help us design more effective peptide drugs in the future. In this contribution, we intend to elucidate how two currently used membrane models, namely palmitoyl-oleoyl-phosphtidylglycerol (POPG) and 1-palmitoyl-oleoyl-glycero-phosphocholine (POPC), respond to antimicrobial peptide Piscidin-1 (Pis-1).The computed density profile of the peptide as it moves from the bulk solvent toward the membrane core suggests that Pis-1 penetrates into the POPG bilayer less than the POPC membrane. Furthermore, we showed that the two model membranes used in this study have different behavior in the presence of Pis-1. Hence, we suggest that membrane composition could be an important factor in determining lytic ability of peptide drugs to kill a unique bacterial species. An animated interactive 3D complement (I3DC) is available in Proteopedia at
Arezoo Rahmanpour; Mohammad Mehdi Ghahremanpour; Faramarz Mehrnejad; Majid Erfani Moghaddam
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of biomolecular structure & dynamics     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1538-0254     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Biomol. Struct. Dyn.     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
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Created Date:  2012-11-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8404176     Medline TA:  J Biomol Struct Dyn     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
a Faculty of Science, Department of Cellular and Molecular Biology , Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University , Tabriz , 53714-161 , Iran.
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