Determination of the X-ray structure of the snake venom protein omwaprin by total chemical synthesis and racemic protein crystallography.


The 50-residue snake venom protein L-omwaprin and its enantiomer D-omwaprin were prepared by total chemical synthesis. Radial diffusion assays were performed against Bacillus megaterium and Bacillus anthracis; both L- and D-omwaprin showed antibacterial activity against B. megaterium. The native protein enantiomer, made of L-amino acids, failed to… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/pro.468


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