Bacterial production of latarcin 2a, a potent antimicrobial peptide from spider venom.

@article{Shlyapnikov2008BacterialPO,
  title={Bacterial production of latarcin 2a, a potent antimicrobial peptide from spider venom.},
  author={Yuri M Shlyapnikov and Yaroslav A. Andreev and Sergey A Kozlov and Alexander A. Vassilevski and Eugene V. Grishin},
  journal={Protein expression and purification},
  year={2008},
  volume={60 1},
  pages={89-95}
}
Natural venoms are promising sources of candidate therapeutics including antibiotics. A recently described potent antimicrobial peptide latarcin 2a (Ltc 2a) from Lachesana tarabaevi spider venom shows a broad-spectrum antibacterial activity. This peptide consists of 26 amino acid residues and therefore its production using chemical synthesis, although… CONTINUE READING