Computational screening of antimicrobial peptides for Acinetobacter baumannii

Autoři: Ayan Majumder aff001;  Malay Ranjan Biswal aff001;  Meher K. Prakash aff001
Působiště autorů: Theoretical Science Unit, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Jakkur, Bengaluru, India aff001
Vyšlo v časopise: PLoS ONE 14(10)
Kategorie: Research Article


Acinetobacter baumannii, has been developing resistance to even the last line of drugs. Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) to which bacteria do not develop resistance easily may be the last hope. A few independent experimental studies have designed and studied the activity of AMPs on A. baumannii, however the number of such studies are still limited. With the goal of developing a rational approach to the screening of AMPs against A. baumannii, we carefully curated the drug activity data from 75 cationic AMPs, all measured with a similar protocol, and on the same ATCC 19606 strain. A quantitative model developed and validated with a part of the data. While the model may be used for predicting the activity of any designed AMPs, in this work, we perform an in silico screening for the entire database of naturally occurring AMPs, to provide a rational guidance in this urgently needed drug development.

Klíčová slova:

Acinetobacter baumannii – Antimicrobial resistance – Antimicrobials – Artificial neural networks – Drug research and development – Neurons – Toxicity – Predictive toxicology


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