Family

Mastoparan peptide (IPR013214)

Short name: Mastoparan_peptide

Family relationships

None.

Description

Mastoparan (MP) peptides I, II and III are extracted from the venom gland of Protopolybia exigua (Neotropical social wasp). They are tetradecapeptides presenting from seven to ten hydrophobic amino acid residues and from two to four lysine residues in their primary sequences. These peptides cause the degranulation of mast cells. Protopolybia-MP-I also causes haemolysis of erythrocytes.

Contributing signatures

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