Family

Ponericin (IPR010002)

Short name: Ponericin

Overlapping homologous superfamilies

None.

Family relationships

None.

Description

This family contains a number of ponericin peptides (approximately 30 residues long) from the venom of the predatory ant Pachycondyla goeldii (Ponerine ant). These peptides exhibit antibacterial and insecticidal properties, and may adopt an amphipathic alpha-helical structure in polar environments such as cell membranes [PMID: 11279030].

GO terms

Biological Process

No terms assigned in this category.

Molecular Function

No terms assigned in this category.

Cellular Component

GO:0005576 extracellular region

Contributing signatures

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