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Alamethicin and synthetic peptide fragments as uncouplers of mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation. Effect of chain length and change

Mathew, MK and Nagarajan, R and Balaram, P (1981) Alamethicin and synthetic peptide fragments as uncouplers of mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation. Effect of chain length and change. In: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 98 (2). pp. 548-555.

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Abstract

Alamethicin, its derivatives and some synthetic fragments have been shown to be uncouplers of oxidative phosphorylation in rat liver mitochondria. A minimum peptide chain length of 13 residues is necessary for this activity. Peptide esters are more efficient uncouplers than the corresponding peptide acids. Esterification of the Glu(18) γ-COOH group in alamethicin does not diminish uncoupling activity. The structural requirements for uncoupling activity parallel those determined for ionophoretic action in small, unilamellar liposomes. Aib, α-aminoisobutyric acid; Z, benzyloxycarbonyl; OMe, methyl ester; OBz, benzyl ester; Ac, acetyl; CTC, chlortetracycline.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Molecular Biophysics Unit
Depositing User: Manjula Kadadallimath
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2009 04:35
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:41
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/22358

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