melittin


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melittin

(məˈlɪtɪn)
n
a polypeptide that is the main toxic component in bee venom
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One such product is Australian cosmeceutical brand Skin Doctors' Beetox with Manuka Honey, a moisturizer that contains the bee venom compound Melittin and the collagen treatment Trylagen - a complex mix of peptides, amino acids, proteins, and key enzymes.
Peptides such as the mast-cell-degranulating (MCD) peptide, apamin, adolapin and melittin. The enzymes, such as hyaluronidase, phospholipase [A.sub.2] ([PLA.sub.2]), [alpha]-D-glucosidase, lysopphospholipase, [alpha]-acetylamino-deosiglucosidase, arylamidase and phosphomonoesterase acid esterase.
Houghten, "Hemolytic and antimicrobial activities of the twenty-four individual omission analogues of melittin," Biochemistry, vol.
The purified synthetic replicates of Caeridins were subjected to antimicrobial activity tests, with melittin and bradykinin as positive and negative controls, respectively.
Two hybrid organic-inorganic organosiloxane polymers functionalized by immobilized trypsin (T-OSX) for the on-surface and in situ digestion of four model proteins, that is, melittin, cytochrome c, myoglobin, and bovine serum albumin, were developed and tested under DESI-MS and nano-DESI-MS conditions.
Melittin with twenty-six amino acids is the essential component of honeybee venom [9].
Among AMPs, the most studied ones are colistin, melittin, indolicidin, nisin, CAMA, defensins, protegrins, magainins, etc.
Poolman, "The lipid dependence of melittin action investigated by dual-color fluorescence burst analysis," Biophysical Journal, vol.
Zhang et al., "Application of bee venom and its main constituent melittin for cancer treatment," Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology, vol.
The main active constituent of BV (apitoxin) is melittin, which has a relatively low toxicity [4].