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Solution structure of a novel moricin analogue, an antibacterial peptide from a lepidopteran insect, Spodoptera litura


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Calculated: 200 
  • Conformers Submitted: 20 
  • Selection Criteria: structures with the lowest energy 

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Literature

Isolation, gene expression and solution structure of a novel moricin analogue, antibacterial peptide from a lepidopteran insect, Spodoptera litura

Oizumi, Y.Hemmi, H.Minami, M.Asaoka, A.Yamakawa, M.

(2005) Biochim.Biophys.Acta 1752: 83-92

  • DOI: 10.1016/j.bbapap.2005.07.013

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • An antibacterial peptide was isolated from a lepidopteran insect, Spodoptera litura. The molecular mass of this peptide was determined to be 4489.55 by matrix assisted laser desorption/ionization-time of flight mass (MALDI-TOF MS) spectrometry. The p ...

    An antibacterial peptide was isolated from a lepidopteran insect, Spodoptera litura. The molecular mass of this peptide was determined to be 4489.55 by matrix assisted laser desorption/ionization-time of flight mass (MALDI-TOF MS) spectrometry. The peptide consists of 42 amino acids and the sequence has 69-98% identity to those of moricin-related peptides, antibacterial peptides from lepidopetran insects. Thus, the peptide was designated S. litura (Sl) moricin. Sl moricin showed a broad antibacterial spectrum against Gram-positive and negative bacteria. Sl moricin gene was inducible by bacterial injection and expressed tissue-specifically in the fat body and hemocytes. Furthermore, the solution structure of Sl moricin was determined by two-dimensional (2D) 1H-nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy and hybrid distance geometry-simulated annealing calculation. The tertiary structure revealed a long alpha-helix containing eight turns along nearly the full length of the peptide like that of moricin, confirming that Sl moricin is a new moricin-like antibacterial peptide. These results suggest that moricin is present not only in B. mori but also in other lepidopteran insects forming a gene family.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Biotechnology Research Center, Kubota Corporation, Ryugasaki, Ibaraki 301-0852, Japan. scott.roberts@bbsrc.ac.uk




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
moricin
A
42Spodoptera lituraMutation(s): 0 
Find proteins for Q7YZB4 (Spodoptera litura)
Go to UniProtKB:  Q7YZB4
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Calculated: 200 
  • Conformers Submitted: 20 
  • Selection Criteria: structures with the lowest energy 
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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2005-09-06
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-30
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.3: 2013-11-13
    Type: Database references, Source and taxonomy