Antimicrobial peptides from the venoms of Vespa bicolor Fabricius.

@article{Chen2008AntimicrobialPF,
  title={Antimicrobial peptides from the venoms of Vespa bicolor Fabricius.},
  author={Wenhu Chen and Xinbo Yang and Xiaolong Yang and Lei Zhai and Zekuan Lu and Jingze Liu and Haining Yu},
  journal={Peptides},
  year={2008},
  volume={29 11},
  pages={1887-92}
}
Hornets possess highly toxic venoms, which are rich in toxins, enzymes and biologically active peptides. Many bioactive substances have been identified from wasp venoms. Vespa mastoparan (MP-VBs) and Vespa chemotatic peptide presenting antimicrobial action (VESP-VBs) were purified and characterized from the venom of the wasp, Vespa bicolor Fabricius. The precursors encoding VESP-VBs and MP-VBs were cloned from the cDNA library of the venomous glands. Analyzed by FAB-MS, the amino acid sequence… CONTINUE READING

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