Pleurocidin (IPR012515)

Short name: Antimicrobial12

Overlapping homologous superfamilies


Family relationships



This family consists of the pleurocidin family of antimicrobial peptides. Pleurocidins are found in the skin mucous secretions of the winter flounder (Pleuronectes americanus) and these peptides exhibit antimicrobial activity against Escherichia coli. Pleurocidin is predicted to assume an amphipathic alpha-helical conformation similar to other linear antimicrobial peptides and may play a role in innate host defence [PMID: 9115266].

GO terms

Biological Process

GO:0042742 defense response to bacterium

Molecular Function

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Cellular Component

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Contributing signatures

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