Characterisation of major peptides in 'jack jumper' ant venom by mass spectrometry.

  title={Characterisation of major peptides in 'jack jumper' ant venom by mass spectrometry.},
  author={Noel W Davies and Michael David Wiese and Simon G. A. Brown},
  journal={Toxicon : official journal of the International Society on Toxinology},
  volume={43 2},
The jack jumper ant, Myrmecia pilosula, is endemic to South-Eastern Australia, where around 2.7% of the population has a history of systemic allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) to its venom. Previous work had indicated that there were several allergenic peptides derived from the cDNA Myr p 1, the major expressed allergenic product being a 56-residue peptide (Myr p 1 57-->112, 'pilosulin 1', approximately 6052 Da). Another major allergen had been described as a 27 residue peptide derived from the… CONTINUE READING


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