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Exploring the Structural Stability of a Potential Antifungal Peptide Through Computational Analysis

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We analyzed 27 antifungal peptides (AFPs) to understand their stability by various parameters like, stabilization centers, GROMOS, OPLS and FOLDEF force fields. Subsequently, we propose that AFP, NK-Lysin could be considered a potential candidate and also could act as a template for designing the therapeutic peptide drug against pathogenic fungi.

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Keywords: NK-Lysin; cation-π; free energy change; intra-molecular interactions; stabilization centers; total energy

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: November 1, 2009

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  • Protein & Peptide Letters publishes short papers in all important aspects of protein and peptide research, including structural studies, recombinant expression, function, synthesis, enzymology, immunology, molecular modeling, drug design etc. Manuscripts must have a significant element of novelty, timeliness and urgency that merit rapid publication. Reports of crystallisation, and preliminary structure determinations of biologically important proteins are acceptable. Purely theoretical papers are also acceptable provided they provide new insight into the principles of protein/peptide structure and function.
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