Family

Ant antimicrobial peptide (IPR012523)

Short name: Antimicrobial_4

Overlapping homologous superfamilies

None.

Family relationships

None.

Description

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.
Pfam