Beta-defensin 3 peptide
(Disulfide bridge: 11-40, 18-33, 23-41)
Three letter code
Peptide Purity (HPLC)
This is a 5.1kDa 45-amino acid antimicrobial peptide called beta-Defensin-3 (hBD-3) having a beta sheet with three intramolecular disulfide bonds. It is expressed in high levels in keratinocytes and tonsilar tissue while expressed low in epithelia of the respiratory, gastrointestinal and genito-urinary tracts. Factors that induce its expression include TNF-alpha, IL-1beta and bacteria such as P. aeruginosa and S. aureus. hBD-3 is also potentially induced after exposure to IFN-gamma. In contrast to hBD-1, -2 and -4, hBD-3 demonstrates a salt-insensitive antimicrobial activity towards several pathogenic microorganisms at physiologic salt concentrations. This makes hBD-3 uniquely and particularly relevant in diseases where other hBDs show inactivity. The ability of hBD-3 to elicit its antimicrobial activity more effectively at the concentrations lower that those of hBD-1 and hBD-2 has been attributed to its amphipathic dimer structure and the increased positive surface charge (+9), compared to hBD-1 (+4) and hBD-2 (+6). hBD-3 has been shown to induce cytokine production from human keratinocytes and stimulates monocyte migration.
Ideally Beta-defensin 3 peptide should be stored in a freezer at or below -9C. Beta-defensin 3 peptide should be refrigerated after reconstitution. For more details, please refer to the manual:Handling and Storage of Synthetic Peptides
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- L.A. Duits, et al., Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun., 280, 522 (2001). (Pharmacol.);
- H.P. Jia, et al., Gene, 263, 211 (2001).
About TFA salt
Trifluoroacetic acid (TFA) is a strong acid, which is commonly used to cleave synthesized peptides from solid-phase resins and is also used to improve HPLC performance in the peptide purification step. By default, custom peptides are delivered as lyophilized TFA salts, and can contain as much as 10-45% TFA.
TFA in custom peptides can cause inexplicable discrepancies in subsequent assay data. For instance, TFA in nM concentrations has been shown to interfere with cellular assays, inhibiting cellular proliferation in some instances, and increasing cell viability in others . It has also been found to be an unintended allosteric modulator of the glycine receptor, GlyR.
TFA Removal Service is recommended for:
- Peptides that will be used in cellular assays
- Peptides that will be used as APIs or in manufactured products
- For hydrophilic peptides containing numerous basic residues
- Analysed Sequence:H-GIINTLQKYYCRVRGGRCAVLSCLPKEEQIGKCSTRGRKCCRRKK-OH
- Chemical Formula:C216H371N75O59S6
- Sequence length:45
- Extinction coefficient:2920 M-1cm-1
- Mw average:5155.09
- Theoretical pI:10.41
- Data Source:Peptide Property Calculator
GRAVY = grand average of hydropathy
Red: Hydrophobic uncharged residues, like F I L M V W A and P
Blue: Basic residues, like R K H and N-terminal -NH2
Green: Acidic residues, like D E and C-terminal -COOH
Black: Polar uncharged residues, like G S T C N Q and Y
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