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Purification and cDNA cloning of a novel antibacterial peptide with a cysteine-stabilized alphabeta motif from the longicorn beetle, Acalolepta luxuriosa.

@article{Saito2004PurificationAC,
  title={Purification and cDNA cloning of a novel antibacterial peptide with a cysteine-stabilized alphabeta motif from the longicorn beetle, Acalolepta luxuriosa.},
  author={Ayaka Saito and Kenjiro Ueda and Morikazu Imamura and Nami Miura and Shogo Atsumi and Hiroko Tabunoki and Ryoichi Sato},
  journal={Developmental and comparative immunology},
  year={2004},
  volume={28 1},
  pages={
          1-7
        }
}
An antibacterial peptide from the hemolymph of a coleopteran insect, Acalolepta luxuriosa, in the superfamily Cerambyocidea was characterized. The mature antibacterial peptide had 27 amino acid residues with a theoretical molecular weight of 3099.29 and it showed antibacterial activity against Escherichia coli and Micrococcus luteus. The deduced amino acid sequence of the peptide showed that it had a cysteine-stabilized alphabeta motif with a C...CXXXC...C...CXC consensus sequence, like insect… 

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