Conformational analysis of subtilin / lipid II binary antibiotic/target membrane complexes


We propose to use neutron reflection to characterise the position and shape of subtilin/lipid II pore complexes as well as to characterise the kinetics of subtilin-lipid II and subtilin-undecaprenyl pyrophosphate complex assembly. Floating lipid bilayers will be prepared using DMPC-d67 and lipid II. Subtilin will be introduced from solution and the interaction with lipid II characterised. DMPC and subtilin are both available in deuterated form making a range of contrasts possible. Using specular neutron reflection and contrasts or 0, 12.5, 42 and 100% D2O, the position of peptides in the membrane will be investigated in the absence and in the presence of specific molecular targets, lipid II and 11PP. Kinetics of antibiotic/target interaction will be sought to decouple pore-formation from cell wall inhibition during antimicrobial action.

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Creator Dr Rob Barker; Dr Cameron Neylon; Dr Boyan Bonev; Dr Filip Ciesielski; Mr David Griffin
Publisher ISIS Neutron and Muon Source
Publication Year 2013
Rights CC-BY Attribution 4.0 International;
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Contact isisdata(at)
Resource Type Dataset
Discipline Photon- and Neutron Geosciences
Temporal Coverage Begin 2010-07-17T08:33:09Z
Temporal Coverage End 2010-07-20T08:14:43Z