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DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1141.2010.01027

Zoological Research (动物学研究) 2010/31:1 PP.27-34

Insect Antimicrobial Peptides: Structures, Properties and Gene Regulation


Abstract:
Insect antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are an important group of insect innate immunity effectors. Insect AMPs are cationic and contain less than 100 amino acid residues. According to structure, insect AMPs can be divided into a limited number of families. The diverse antimicrobial spectrum of insect AMPs may indicate different modes of action. Research on the model organism Drosophila indicate that insect AMPs gene regulation involves multiple signaling pathways and a large number of signaling molecules.

Key words:Insect antimicrobial peptides,Innate immunity,Classification,Structures,Properties,Gene regulation

ReleaseDate:2014-07-21 15:15:20



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