|Title||Interaction of alamethicin with ether-linked phospholipid bilayers: Oriented circular dichroism, P-31 solid-state NMR, and differential scanning calorimetry studies|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2005|
|Authors||Dave, PC, Billington, E, Pan, YL, Straus, SK|
|Type of Article||Article|
|Keywords||BIOLOGICAL-MEMBRANES, CYTOCHROME-C, DIPHYTANOYL PHOSPHATIDYLCHOLINE, FUSION PEPTIDES, HYDROPHOBIC MISMATCH, LIPID-BILAYER, MOLECULAR-DYNAMICS SIMULATIONS, NUCLEAR-MAGNETIC-RESONANCE, THERMOTROPIC PHASE-BEHAVIOR, X-RAY-DIFFRACTION|
The arrangement of the antimicrobial peptide alamethicin was studied by oriented circular dichroism, 31 P solidstate NMR, and differential scanning calorimetry in ether- linked phospholipid bilayers composed of 1,2-O-dihexadecyl- sn-glycero3- phosphocholine ( DHPC). The measurements were performed as a function of alamethicin concentration relative to the lipid concentration, and results were compared to those reported in the literature for ester-linked phospholipid bilayers. At ambient temperature, alamethicin incorporates into the hydrophobic core of DHPC bilayers but results in more lipid disorder than observed for ester-linked 1-palmitoyl, 2-oleoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphatidylcholine ( POPC) lipid bilayers. This orientational disorder appears to depend on lipid properties such as bilayer thickness. Moreover, the results suggest that alamethicin inserts into the hydrophobic core of the bilayers ( at high peptide concentration) for both ether- and ester-linked lipids but using a different mechanism, namely toroidal for DHPC and barrel-stave for POPC.
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