Mechanism study on a new antimicrobial peptide Sphistin derived from the N-terminus of crab histone H2A identified in haemolymphs of Scylla paramamosain.

@article{Chen2015MechanismSO,
  title={Mechanism study on a new antimicrobial peptide Sphistin derived from the N-terminus of crab histone H2A identified in haemolymphs of Scylla paramamosain.},
  author={Bei Chen and Dan-Qing Fan and Ke-Xin Zhu and Zhong-Guo Shan and F Chen and Lin Hou and Ling Yan Cai and Kejian Wang},
  journal={Fish & shellfish immunology},
  year={2015},
  volume={47 2},
  pages={833-46}
}
Histone H2A is known to participate in host immune defense through generating special antimicrobial peptides (AMPs), for which it has been an interesting research focus to characterize this kind of peptides in vertebrates and invertebrates. Although thousands of AMPs have been reported in variety of life species, only several AMPs are known in crabs and in… CONTINUE READING