6NM3

NMR structure of WW295

  • Classification: ANTIMICROBIAL PROTEIN
  • Organism(s): synthetic construct
  • Mutation(s): No 

  • Deposited: 2019-01-10 Released: 2020-07-15 
  • Deposition Author(s): Wang, G., Zarena, D.
  • Funding Organization(s): National Institutes of Health/National Institute Of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIH/NIAID)

Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Calculated: 100 
  • Conformers Submitted: 
  • Selection Criteria: structures with the lowest energy 

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Literature

Two distinct amphipathic peptide antibiotics with systemic efficacy.

Lakshmaiah Narayana, J.Mishra, B.Lushnikova, T.Wu, Q.Chhonker, Y.S.Zhang, Y.Zarena, D.Salnikov, E.S.Dang, X.Wang, F.Murphy, C.Foster, K.W.Gorantla, S.Bechinger, B.Murry, D.J.Wang, G.

(2020) Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 117: 19446-19454

  • DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2005540117
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    6NM3

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Antimicrobial peptides are important candidates for developing new classes of antibiotics because of their potency against antibiotic-resistant pathogens. Current research focuses on topical applications and it is unclear how to design peptides with systemic efficacy ...

    Antimicrobial peptides are important candidates for developing new classes of antibiotics because of their potency against antibiotic-resistant pathogens. Current research focuses on topical applications and it is unclear how to design peptides with systemic efficacy. To address this problem, we designed two potent peptides by combining database-guided discovery with structure-based design. When bound to membranes, these two short peptides with an identical amino acid composition can adopt two distinct amphipathic structures: A classic horizontal helix (horine) and a novel vertical spiral structure (verine). Their horizontal and vertical orientations on membranes were determined by solid-state 15 N NMR data. While horine was potent primarily against gram-positive pathogens, verine showed broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity. Both peptides protected greater than 80% mice from infection-caused deaths. Moreover, horine and verine also displayed significant systemic efficacy in different murine models comparable to conventional antibiotics. In addition, they could eliminate resistant pathogens and preformed biofilms. Significantly, the peptides showed no nephrotoxicity to mice after intraperitoneal or intravenous administration for 1 wk. Our study underscores the significance of horine and verine in fighting drug-resistant pathogens.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Pathology and Microbiology, College of Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198-5900; gwang@unmc.edu.



Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
WW295 peptideA9synthetic constructMutation(s): 0 
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Calculated: 100 
  • Conformers Submitted: 
  • Selection Criteria: structures with the lowest energy 

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Entry History & Funding Information

Deposition Data


Funding OrganizationLocationGrant Number
National Institutes of Health/National Institute Of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIH/NIAID)United StatesAI105147
National Institutes of Health/National Institute Of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIH/NIAID)United StatesAI128230

Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2020-07-15
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2020-09-09
    Changes: Database references