2MFS

Solution NMR structure of the cactus-derived antimicrobial peptide Ep-AMP1


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Calculated: 50 
  • Conformers Submitted: 20 
  • Selection Criteria: structures with the lowest energy 

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Literature

A cactus-derived toxin-like cystine knot Peptide with selective antimicrobial activity.

Aboye, T.L.Stromstedt, A.A.Gunasekera, S.Bruhn, J.G.El-Seedi, H.Rosengren, K.J.Goransson, U.

(2015) Chembiochem 16: 1068-1077

  • DOI: 10.1002/cbic.201402704

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Naturally occurring cystine knot peptides show a wide range of biological activity, and as they have inherent stability they represent potential scaffolds for peptide-based drug design and biomolecular engineering. Here we report the discovery, seque ...

    Naturally occurring cystine knot peptides show a wide range of biological activity, and as they have inherent stability they represent potential scaffolds for peptide-based drug design and biomolecular engineering. Here we report the discovery, sequencing, chemical synthesis, three-dimensional solution structure determination and bioactivity of the first cystine knot peptide from Cactaceae (cactus) family: Ep-AMP1 from Echinopsis pachanoi. The structure of Ep-AMP1 (35 amino acids) conforms to that of the inhibitor cystine knot (or knottin) family but represents a novel diverse sequence; its activity was more than 500 times higher against bacterial than against eukaryotic cells. Rapid bactericidal action and liposome leakage implicate membrane permeabilisation as the mechanism of action. Sequence homology places Ec-AMP1 in the plant C6-type of antimicrobial peptides, but the three dimensional structure is highly similar to that of a spider neurotoxin.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Division of Pharmacognosy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Uppsala University, Biomedical Centre, Box 574, 75123 Uppsala (Sweden); Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, School of Pharmacy, Addis Ababa University, Box 1176, Addis Ababa (Ethiopia).




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Ep-AMP1
A
35N/AN/A
Protein Feature View is not available: No corresponding UniProt sequence found.
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Calculated: 50 
  • Conformers Submitted: 20 
  • Selection Criteria: structures with the lowest energy 

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2014-11-12
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2015-04-15
    Type: Database references
  • Version 1.2: 2015-05-06
    Type: Database references