Purification and characterization of an antimicrobial peptide, insect defensin, from immunized house fly (Diptera: Muscidae).

@article{Dang2010PurificationAC,
  title={Purification and characterization of an antimicrobial peptide, insect defensin, from immunized house fly (Diptera: Muscidae).},
  author={Xiangli Dang and Y. S. Wang and Yi-deng Huang and Xianmei Yu and Wynne Q. Zhang},
  journal={Journal of medical entomology},
  year={2010},
  volume={47 6},
  pages={1141-5}
}
The house fly, Musca domestica L. (Diptera: Muscidae), is involved in phoretic movement of pathogenic agents, but it has a very efficient defense mechanism against infection. It is believed that antimicrobial peptides play a significant role in the defense system of the house fly. Here, we isolated a peptide from the immunized house fly pupae, measured its molecular mass (3987.6 Da) by matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization/time of flight-mass spectrometry, and determined its amino acid… CONTINUE READING
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