A novel insect defensin mediates the inducible antibacterial activity in larvae of the dragonfly Aeschna cyanea (Paleoptera, Odonata).

@article{Bulet1992ANI,
  title={A novel insect defensin mediates the inducible antibacterial activity in larvae of the dragonfly Aeschna cyanea (Paleoptera, Odonata).},
  author={Philippe Bulet and Stephane Cociancich and Michel Reuland and Ferdinand Sauber and Rainer Bischoff and Gilbert B. Hegy and Alain van Dorsselaer and Charles C. Hetru and Jules A. Hoffmann},
  journal={European journal of biochemistry},
  year={1992},
  volume={209 3},
  pages={
          977-84
        }
}
The injection of low doses of bacteria into the aquatic larvae of dragonflies (Aeschna cyanea, Odonata, Paleoptera) induces the appearance in their hemolymph of a potent antibacterial activity. We have isolated a 38-residue peptide from this hemolymph which is strongly active against Gram-positive bacteria and also shows activity against one of the Gram-negative bacteria which was tested. The peptide is a novel member of the insect defensin family of inducible antibacterial peptides, which had… CONTINUE READING
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