RW2

£125.00 1mg

Antimicrobial and antifungal.

RW2 is a short peptide containing repeating arginine (R) and tryptophan (W) residues which has been shown to possess antimicrobial and antifungal activity with low cytotoxicity. The positively charged arginine interacts with the bacterial membrane through electrostatic attraction whereas the non-polar tryptophan residue interacts with the lipid bilayer. These two properties allow RW2 to interact with the bacterial membrane, resulting in membrane destabilization and pore formation and bacterial cell death. RW2 has been shown to have enhanced activity in combination with other antimicrobial agents.

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SKU: AM-151 Categories: ,

Additional information

Three Letter Sequence

H-Arg-Trp-Arg-Trp-NH2

Molecular Weight

701.8

Molecular Formula

C34H47N13O4

Sequence

RWRW-NH2

Solubility

Soluble in dilute acid and physiological buffers.

Appearance

Freeze dried solid

Storage

Store dry, dark and frozen

Purity

>95% by HPLC

Modifications

C terminal amide

Searchable Words

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