Ant antimicrobial peptide (IPR012523)

Short name: Antimicrobial_4

Overlapping homologous superfamilies


Family relationships



This family consists of the ponericin family of antimicrobial peptides isolated from predatory ant Pachycondyla goeldii (Ponerine ant) and antimicrobial peptides from scorpion species [PMID: 11563967]. The ponericin peptides may adopt amphipathic alpha-helical structure in polar environments. In the ant colony, these peptides exhibit a defensive role against microbial pathogens arising from prey introduction and/or ingestion [PMID: 11279030].

GO terms

Biological Process

GO:0019836 hemolysis by symbiont of host erythrocytes

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.