Characterization of unique amphipathic antimicrobial peptides from venom of the scorpion Pandinus imperator.

@article{Corzo2001CharacterizationOU,
  title={Characterization of unique amphipathic antimicrobial peptides from venom of the scorpion Pandinus imperator.},
  author={Gerardo Corzo and Pierre Escoubas and Elba Villegas and Kevin J Barnham and W. He and Raymond S. Norton and Terumi Nakajima},
  journal={The Biochemical journal},
  year={2001},
  volume={359 Pt 1},
  pages={
          35-45
        }
}
Two novel antimicrobial peptides have been identified and characterized from venom of the African scorpion Pandinus imperator. The peptides, designated pandinin 1 and 2, are alpha-helical polycationic peptides, with pandinin 1 belonging to the group of antibacterial peptides previously described from scorpions, frogs and insects, and pandinin 2 to the group of short magainin-type helical peptides from frogs. Both peptides demonstrated high antimicrobial activity against a range of Gram-positive… 

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