Lipopeptide

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Cyclic lipopeptide antibiotics
Identifiers
TCDB 1.D.15
OPM superfamily 172
OPM protein 1t5n

A lipopeptide is a molecule consisting of a lipid connected to a peptide. Bacteria express these molecules. They are bound by TLR 1, and other, Toll-like receptors.
Certain lipopeptides are used as antibiotics.[1][2]

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  • Giuliani A, Pirri G, Nicoletto S (2007). "Antimicrobial peptides: an overview of a promising class of therapeutics". Cent. Eur. J. Biol. 2 (1): 1–33. doi:10.2478/s11535-007-0010-5. 
  • Pirri G, Giuliani A, Nicoletto S, Pizutto L, Rinaldi A (2009). "Lipopeptides as anti-infectives: a practical perspective". Cent. Eur. J. Biol. 4 (3): 258–273. doi:10.2478/s11535-009-0031-3.