By a combination of UV-Vis analyses, NMR-based diffusion measurements and MD simulations we have demonstrated for the first time that the HIV-1 Tat arginine-rich peptide (Tat11) is able to self-aggregate in both its fluorescently labeled and unlabeled variants. We propose Tat11 dimerization as the dominant aggregation process and show that the associated equilibrium constant increases ten-fold by labeling with the standard TAMRA dye. Also, we extend similar conclusions to other cationic cell penetrating peptides (CPPs), such as Antennapedia (Ant) and nona-arginine (R9).

Self-aggregation propensity of the Tat peptide revealed by UV-Vis, NMR and MD analyses

Macchi, Sara;Nifosì, Riccardo;Signore, Giovanni;Beltram, Fabio;Cardarelli, Francesco
2017

Abstract

By a combination of UV-Vis analyses, NMR-based diffusion measurements and MD simulations we have demonstrated for the first time that the HIV-1 Tat arginine-rich peptide (Tat11) is able to self-aggregate in both its fluorescently labeled and unlabeled variants. We propose Tat11 dimerization as the dominant aggregation process and show that the associated equilibrium constant increases ten-fold by labeling with the standard TAMRA dye. Also, we extend similar conclusions to other cationic cell penetrating peptides (CPPs), such as Antennapedia (Ant) and nona-arginine (R9).
Physics and Astronomy (all); Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
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