Isolation of allicepin, a novel antifungal peptide from onion (Allium cepa) bulbs.


From the bulbs of the onion Allium cepa, a novel antifungal peptide distinct from the antimicrobial peptide previously reported from onion seeds was isolated. The antifungal peptide, designated allicepin, was purified with a procedure that involved aqueous extraction, ion exchange chromatography on DEAE-cellulose, affinity chromatography on Affi-gel blue… (More)


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