Binding properties of antimicrobial agents to lipid membranes using surface plasmon resonance

Hiroki Kinouchi, Hirokazu Arimoto, Kenzo Nishiguchi, Masako Oka, Hideki Maki, Hiroshi Kitagawa, Hiroshi Kamimori

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    Abstract

    In the present study, we examined the interaction of antimicrobial agents with four model lipid membranes that mimicked mammalian cell membranes and Gram-positive and -negative bacterial membranes and analyzed the binding kinetics using our surface plasmon resonance (SPR) technique. The selective and specific binding characteristics of antimicrobial agents to the lipid membranes were estimated, and the kinetic parameters were analyzed by application of a two-state reaction model. Reproducible analysis of binding kinetics was observed. Vancomyicn, teicoplanin, erythromycin, and linezolid showed little interaction with the four lipid membranes in the SPR system. On the other hand, vancomycin analogues showed interaction with the model lipid membranes in the SPR system. The selective and specific binding characteristics of vancomycin analogues to the lipid membranes are discussed based on data for in vitro antibacterial activities and our data on the binding affinity of the D-alanyl-D-alanine terminus of a pentapeptide cell wall obtained by SPR. The mechanism of antibacterial activity against Staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin-resistant enterococci could be evaluated using the binding affinity obtained with our SPR techniques. The results indicate that the SPR method could be widely applied to predict binding characteristics, such as selectivity and specificity, of many antimicrobial agents to lipid membranes.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1383-1389
    Number of pages7
    JournalBiological and Pharmaceutical Bulletin
    Volume37
    Issue number8
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014 Aug 1

    Keywords

    • Antimicrobial agent
    • Lipid membrane
    • Surface plasmon resonance
    • Vancomycin

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Pharmacology
    • Pharmaceutical Science

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