melittin


melittin
The major component of bee venom, responsible for the pain of the sting. A 26-amino acid peptide, that has a hydrophobic and a positively-charged region. Can lyse cell membranes and activate phospholipase A2 enzymes; it has a very high affinity for calmodulin but the biological relevance of this is unclear.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • Melittin — Melittin[1] Identifiers CAS number …   Wikipedia

  • Melittin — Bänderdarstellung des biologisch aktiven Homotetramers …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • melittin — /mə litˈin/ noun A toxic polypeptide found in bee venom, responsible for the pain of the sting ORIGIN: Gr melitta bee, and ↑ in (1) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Melittin — Me|lit|tin [griech. mélissa, mélitta = Biene, Honig; ↑ in (3)], das; s: im Bienengift zu ca. 50 % enthaltenes, aus 26 Aminosäureresten bestehendes Polypeptid, das hämolysierend wirkt. * * * Melittin   [zu griechisch mélitta »Biene«] das, s, mit… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • melittin — melitinas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Bičių nuodų sudedamoji dalis. atitikmenys: angl. melittin rus. мелиттин …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • melittin — noun A toxic peptide that is the main component of the venom of honey bees …   Wiktionary

  • melittin — The principal component in bee venom; m. is a peptide amide containing 26 amino acid s and is a hemolysin. [G. melitta, bee, + in] * * * me·lit·tin mə lit ən n a toxic protein in bee venom that causes localized pain and inflammation but also has… …   Medical dictionary

  • Mellitin — Melittin Bänderdarstellung des biologisch aktiven Homotetramers …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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