Ponericin L (IPR012528)

Short name: Antimicrobial_9

Overlapping homologous superfamilies


Family relationships



This family consists of the ponericin L family of antimicrobial peptides that are isolated from the venom of the predatory ant Pachycondyla goeldii (Ponerine ant). Ponericin L family shares similarities with dermaseptins. Ponericin L may adopt an amphipathic alpha-helical structure in polar environments and these peptides exhibit a defensive role against microbial pathogens arising from prey introduction and/or ingestion [PMID: 11279030].

GO terms

Biological Process

GO:0045087 innate immune response

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.