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Keywords:

  • antimicrobial peptides;
  • lysine-peptoid hybrids;
  • solid-phase peptide synthesis

Abstract

Here we report the design, synthesis and antibacterial activity of 20 lysine-peptoid hybrids. The hybrids are based on the peptoid lead structure [N-(1-naphthalenemethyl)glycyl]-[N-(4-methylbenzyl)glycyl]-[N-(1-naphthalenemethyl)glycyl]-N-(butyl)glycin amide (1) and contain between one and six lysine residues each. The compounds were tested for antibacterial activity against S. aureus ATCC 25923 and E. coli ATCC 25922. Furthermore, the hemolytic activity toward human erythrocytes was assessed. Several compounds with potent antibacterial activity and low hemolytic activity were identified. Copyright © 2005 European Peptide Society and John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.