Chemical Biology & Drug Design

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Edited By: David Selwood

Impact Factor: 2.507

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 28/58 (Chemistry Medicinal); 173/291 (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology)

Online ISSN: 1747-0285

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Specific interaction between Mycobacterium tuberculosis lipoprotein-derived peptides and target cells inhibits mycobacterial entry invitro

Marisol Ocampo, Hernando Curtidor, Magnolia Vanegas, Manuel Alfonso Patarroyo, Manuel Elkin Patarroyo

Specific Interaction

This article presents results obtained with peptides from four lipoproteins : LprG, LpqH, LppC and LppN. Using a robust, highly specific and sensitive methodology was possible to identifying selected M. tuberculosis H37Rv protein sequences having high specific target cell binding ability, named high activity binding peptides (HABPs). HABPs which inhibited mycobacteria entry to U937 monocyte and A549epithelial cells were taken into account for further studies concerning their immunogenic properties to consider whether to include them in our vaccine approach.

This issue’s Editor’s Choice was chosen by Roberta Melander.

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