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Cation Translocating Effects of Alamethicin and its Synthetic Fragments in Lipid Membranes: Influence of peptide chain length and charge

Nagaraj, R and Mathew, MK and Balaram, P (1980) Cation Translocating Effects of Alamethicin and its Synthetic Fragments in Lipid Membranes: Influence of peptide chain length and charge. In: FEBS Letters, 121 (2). pp. 365-368.

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Abstract

Alamethicin, a 20 residue polypeptide ionophore forms transmembrane channels and has been shown to induce excitability phenomena in artificial lipid membranes [1]. The discovery of a number of related polypeptides, containing \alpha-aminoisobutyric acid (Aib) [2], has stimulated considerable interest in the conformational analysis of Aib peptides, with a view towards establishing the structural requirements for formation of membrane channels [3-5].

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to Elsevier Science Ltd.
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Molecular Biophysics Unit
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2005
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:18
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/3030

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