Family

Bombolitin (IPR012534)

Short name: Bombolitin

Family relationships

None.

Description

This family consists of the bombolitin peptides that are found in the venom of the bumblebee Megabombus pennsylvanicus (American common bumblebee). Bombolitins are structurally and functionally very similar. They lyse erythrocytes and liposomes, release histamine from rat peritoneal mast cells, and stimulate phospholipase A2 from different sources [PMID: 2578459].

GO terms

Biological Process

GO:0043303 mast cell degranulation
GO:0009405 pathogenesis

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