Pathways & interactions
Cecropin, diptera (IPR020400)
Short name: Cecropin_diptera
Overlapping homologous superfamilies
- Cecropin (IPR000875)
- Cecropin, diptera (IPR020400)
Cecropins [PMID: 3318666, PMID: 2015623, PMID: 1915368] are potent antibacterial proteins that constitute a main part of the cell-free immunity of insects. Cecropins are small proteins of about 35 amino acid residues active against both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. They seem to exert a lytic action on bacterial membranes. Cecropins isolated from insects other than Hyalophora cecropia (Cecropia moth) have been given various names; bactericidin, lepidopteran, sarcotoxin, etc. All of these peptides are structurally related.
This entry represents cecropins from the diptera (true files).
- PD001670 (Cecropin_diptera)