Sunday, November 02, 2008

Antimicrobial Bee Venom Peptide Identified

Melectin: A Novel Antimicrobial Peptide from the Venom of the Cleptoparasitic Bee Melecta albifrons
ChemBioChem, Published Online: 22 Oct 2008

A novel antimicrobial peptide designated melectin was isolated from the venom of the cleptoparasitic bee Melecta albifrons…

Synthetic melectin exhibited antimicrobial activity against both Gram-positive and -negative bacteria and it degranulated rat peritoneal mast cells, but its hemolytic activity was low…

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