Phospholipid interactions of synthetic peptides containing the antigenic HBV pre S (120-145) sequence

M. A. Alsina, F. Rabanal, C. Mestres, M. A. Busquets, F. Reig

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Three lipopeptides derived from HBV-pre S (120-145) sequence containing Stearoyl, Cholanoyl, and Pam3 Cys (Set)2 moieties were studied as far as their interactions with phospholipids are concerned. The parent compound and the three analogues have surface activity and penetrate lipid monolayers composed of DPPC; the miscibility of these peptides with the same phospholipid was nearly ideal. The area molecule values calculated for the parent peptide suggest an α-helical structure and the predicted secondary structure for this sequence, determined by the Chou and Fasman parameters, is also consistent with this conformation. The lipophilic derivatives show, nevertheless, higher molecular areas that fit better with an α helix and β-sheet segments linked by a β turn. The Pam3 Cys (Ser)2 derivative showed anomalous behavior both in HPLC and in monolayer experiments; probably the bulkiness of the hydrophobic moiety gives preferentially a micellar organization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)310-315
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Colloid and Interface Science
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1993
Externally publishedYes


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