The development of novel antimicrobial peptides from biological sources

  • Head of Laboratory Professor Eric Reynolds

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  • Project Details

    We have recently isolated and characterised a novel antimicrobial peptide from casein. This peptide is active against a range of oral bacteria and has little similarity with known antimicrobial peptides. We are currently investigating the mechanism of action of this peptide and have synthesized and tested the 21 residue phosphorylated peptide corresponding to the active region. The three dimensional structure of the peptide is currently under investigation using 2-D NMR. We are also bioprospecting for further novel bioactive peptides using a range of novel approaches.

    Research Group

    Oral Biology Research Group

    Faculty Research Themes

    Infection and Immunology

    School Research Themes

    Oral Infection and Immunity

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    Department / Centre

    Melbourne Dental School

    Unit / Centre

    Oral Biology Research Group

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