Ovotransferrin and lactoferrin are iron-binding proteins with antiviral and antibacterial activities related to natural immunity, showing marked sequence and structural homologies. The antiviral activity of two hen ovotransferrin fragments DQKDEYELL (hOtrf219–227) and KDLLFK (hOtrf269–301 and hOtrf633–638) towards Mareks disease virus infection of chicken embryo fibroblasts is reported here. These fragments have sequence homology with two bovine lactoferrin fragments with antiviral activity towards herpes simplex virus, suggesting that these fragments could have a role for the exploitation of the antiviral activity of the intact proteins towards herpes viruses. NMR analysis showed that these peptides, chemically synthetized, did not possess any favourite conformation in solution, indicating that both the aminoacid sequence and the conformation they display in the intact protein are essential for the antiviral activity.

Francesco, G., M., T.M., M., F.G., Fabrizio, N., Emy, P., Claudio, N., et al. (2005). Antiviral activity of ovotransferrin derived peptides. BIOCHEMICAL AND BIOPHYSICAL RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS, 331, 69-73 [10.1016/j.bbrc.2005.03.125].

Antiviral activity of ovotransferrin derived peptides

ANTONINI, GIOVANNI
2005-01-01

Abstract

Ovotransferrin and lactoferrin are iron-binding proteins with antiviral and antibacterial activities related to natural immunity, showing marked sequence and structural homologies. The antiviral activity of two hen ovotransferrin fragments DQKDEYELL (hOtrf219–227) and KDLLFK (hOtrf269–301 and hOtrf633–638) towards Mareks disease virus infection of chicken embryo fibroblasts is reported here. These fragments have sequence homology with two bovine lactoferrin fragments with antiviral activity towards herpes simplex virus, suggesting that these fragments could have a role for the exploitation of the antiviral activity of the intact proteins towards herpes viruses. NMR analysis showed that these peptides, chemically synthetized, did not possess any favourite conformation in solution, indicating that both the aminoacid sequence and the conformation they display in the intact protein are essential for the antiviral activity.
2005
Francesco, G., M., T.M., M., F.G., Fabrizio, N., Emy, P., Claudio, N., et al. (2005). Antiviral activity of ovotransferrin derived peptides. BIOCHEMICAL AND BIOPHYSICAL RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS, 331, 69-73 [10.1016/j.bbrc.2005.03.125].
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