Minimal antimicrobial peptidic sequence from hemoglobin alpha-chain: KYR.

@article{Catiau2011MinimalAP,
  title={Minimal antimicrobial peptidic sequence from hemoglobin alpha-chain: KYR.},
  author={Lucie Catiau and Johnatan Traisnel and V{\'e}ronique Delval-Dubois and Nour-eddine Chihib and Didier Guillochon and Na{\"i}ma Nedjar-Arroume},
  journal={Peptides},
  year={2011},
  volume={32 4},
  pages={633-8}
}
Hemoglobin is an animal protein described as a source of biologically active peptides. Peptic digestion of bovine hemoglobin alpha-chain allowed obtaining peptide fractions with antimicrobial activity. These peptides were purified by reverse-phase High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) and characterized by mass spectrometry. The minimal inhibitory concentration and mode of action of these peptides were studied against five bacterial strains including Escherichia coli and Salmonella… CONTINUE READING