Granulysin is a human polypeptide produced by cytolytic cells active against a broad range of microbes. Three peptides covering the regions 25-50 (Gr-1 and Gr-2) and 39-62 (Gr-3) of granulysin were synthesized, and their in vitro activity against Mycobacterium tuberculosis was evaluated. The most active peptide was Gr-1C, containing a disulphide bridge, with Minimal Inhibitory Concentration value of 10.1 μM. In concentrations of up to 50 μM, Gr-1 and Gr2 didnt exceed 30% of hemolysis.
Keywords: Antimicrobial peptides, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, granulysin, synthetic peptides
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