Using Chemical Synthesis to Probe Structure–Activity Relationships of the Glycoactive Bacteriocin Glycocin F
journal contributionposted on 27.04.2018, 14:20 by Sean W. Bisset, Sung-Hyun Yang, Zaid Amso, Paul W. R. Harris, Mark L. Patchett, Margaret A. Brimble, Gillian E. Norris
Glycocin F, a bacteriocin produced by Lactobacillus plantarum KW30, is glycosylated with two N-acetyl-d-glucosamine sugars, and has been shown to exhibit a rapid and reversible bacteriostasis on susceptible cells. The roles of certain structural features of glycocin F have not been studied to date. We report here the synthesis of various glycocin F analogues through solid-phase peptide synthesis (SPPS) and native chemical ligation (NCL), allowing us to probe the roles of different structural features of this peptide. Our results indicate that the bacteriostatic activity of glycocin F is controlled by the glycosylated interhelical loop, while the glycosylated flexible tail appears to be involved in localizing the peptide to its cellular target.