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Functionalization of peptide nucleolipid bioconjugates and their structure anti-cancer activity relationship studies

Functionalization of peptide nucleolipid bioconjugates and their structure anti-cancer activity relationship studies
In the search for more potent peptide-based anti-cancer conjugates the generation of new, functionally diverse nucleolipid derived D-(KLAKLAK)2-AK sequences has enabled a structure and anti-cancer activity relationship study. A reductive amination approach was key for the synthesis of alkylamine, diamine and polyamine derived nucleolipids as well as those incorporating heterocyclic functionality. The carboxy-derived nucleolipids were then coupled to the C-terminus of the D-(KLAKLAK)2-AK killer peptide sequence and produced with and without the FITC fluorophore for investigating biological activity in cancer cells. The amphiphilic, α-helical peptide-nucleolipid bioconjugates were found to exhibit variable effects on the viability of MM.1S cells, with the histamine derived nucleolipid peptide bioconjugate displaying the most significant anti-cancer effects. Thus, functionally diverse nucleolipids have been developed to fine-tune the structure and anti-cancer properties of killer peptide sequences, such as D-(KLAKLAK)2-AK.

Publisher URL: www.sciencedirect.com/science

DOI: S0960894X17307631

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