Model self-assembling arginine-based tripeptides show selective activity against: Pseudomonas bacteria

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  • University of Reading
  • Universidade Federal de São Paulo


Three model arginine-rich tripeptides RXR (X = W, F or non-natural residue 2-napthylalanine) were investigated as antimicrobial agents, with a specific focus to target Pseudomonas aeruginosa through membrane lysis. Activity against biofilms was related to binding of the second messenger molecule, nucleotide bis-(3′-5′)-cyclic dimeric guanosine monophosphate (c-di-GMP). Strong selective activity against P. aeruginosa in planktonic form was observed for RFR and RWR.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)615-618
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2020
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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