Bombolitins, a new class of mast cell degranulating peptides from the venom of the bumblebee Megabombus pennsylvanicus.

@article{Argiolas1985BombolitinsAN,
  title={Bombolitins, a new class of mast cell degranulating peptides from the venom of the bumblebee Megabombus pennsylvanicus.},
  author={Antonio Argiolas and John J. Pisano},
  journal={The Journal of biological chemistry},
  year={1985},
  volume={260 3},
  pages={1437-44}
}
Five structurally related heptadecapeptides rich in hydrophobic amino acids have been discovered in the venom of the bumblebee Megabombus pennsylvanicus. We have named them bombolitin I (Ile-Lys-Ile-Thr-Thr-Met-Leu-Ala-Lys-Leu-Gly-Lys-Val-Leu-Ala-His-Val-NH2 ), bombolitin II (Ser-Lys-Ile-Thr-Asp-Ile-Leu-Ala-Lys-Leu-Gly-Lys-Val-Leu-Ala-His-Val-NH2 ), bombolitin III (Ile-Lys-Ile-Met-Asp-Ile-Leu-Ala-Lys-Leu-Gly-Lys-Val-Leu-Ala-His-Val-NH2 ), bombolitin IV (Ile-Asn-Ile-Lys-Asp-Ile-Leu-Ala-Lys-Leu… CONTINUE READING
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