Argyrins, immunosuppressive cyclic peptides from myxobacteria. I. Production, isolation, physico-chemical and biological properties.

A group of cyclic peptides consisting of 8 amino acid residues, named argyrins A to H, were isolated from the culture broth of strains of the myxobacterium Archangium gephyra. Argyrin B was found to be a potent inhibitor of T cell independent antibody formation by murine B cells and strongly inhibited the two way murine mixed lymphocyte reaction. All… CONTINUE READING