Family

Paralytic/GBP/PSP peptide (IPR003463)

Short name: GBP_PSP

Family relationships

None.

Description

This family includes insect peptides that are short (23 amino acids) and contain 1 disulphide bridge. The family includes growth-blocking peptide (GBP) of Pseudaletia separata (Oriental armyworm) and the paralytic peptides from Manduca sexta (Tobacco hawkmoth), Heliothis virescens (Noctuid moth), and Spodoptera exigua (Beet armyworm) [PMID: 2071576] as well as plasmatocyte-spreading peptide (PSP1) [PMID: 9988679]. These peptides function to halt metamorphosis from larvae to pupae.

Contributing signatures

Signatures from InterPro member databases are used to construct an entry.
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