Plant thionins – the structural perspective

  title={Plant thionins – the structural perspective},
  author={Boguslaw Stec},
  journal={Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences CMLS},
Thionins belong to a rapidly growing family of biologically active peptides in the plant kingdom. Thionins are small (∼5 kDA), cysteine-rich peptides with toxic and antimicrobial properties. They show a broad cellular toxicity against wide range of organisms and eukaryotic cell lines; while possessing some selectivity. Thionins are believed to be involved in protection against plant pathogens, including bacteria and fungi, by working directly at the membrane. The direct mechanism of action is… CONTINUE READING


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