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Cecropin A

≥97% (HPLC), powder

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Nível de qualidade



≥97% (HPLC)



espectro de atividade do antibiótico


Modo de ação

cell membrane | interferes

temperatura de armazenamento




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Amino Acid Sequence


Descrição geral

Cecropin A belongs to cecropin class and comprises 37 amino acid residues in L configuration. Structurally, this peptide has a C-terminal hydrophobic α-helical structure and the amphipathic N-terminal end. Cecropin A is linear and cationic in nature.


Cecropin A has been used as an antimicrobial peptide (AMP):
  • to test its cytotoxic effect on breast adenocarcinoma (MDA-MB-231) and human mesothelioma (M14K) cell lines
  • in ultrasensitive radial diffusion assay against E coli to test Galleria mellonella protein 24 and apolipophorin III effects
  • to test its minimal inhibitory concentrations (MICs) in sensitivity assay for Photorhabdus variants

Ações bioquímicas/fisiológicas

Cecropin A interacts with cell membranes and makes it permeable for electrolytes. Cecropin A thus, favors cytolysis and finally cell death in the hepatocellular carcinoma and lymphoma. The synthetic cecropin A in transgenic rice confers protection against bacterial as well as fungal pathogens.
Antibacterial peptide originally identified in moths (Hyalophora cecropia) and later in pig intestine.

Outras notas

Lyophilized from 0.1% TFA in H2O

Código de classe de armazenamento

11 - Combustible Solids



Ponto de fulgor (ºF)

Not applicable

Ponto de fulgor (ºC)

Not applicable

Equipamento de proteção individual

Eyeshields, Gloves, type N95 (US)

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José María Cerón et al.
Peptides, 31(8), 1494-1503 (2010-05-25)
Most antimicrobial peptides have been shown to have antitumoral activity. Cecropin A, a linear 37-residue antimicrobial polypeptide produced by the cecropia moth, has exhibited cytotoxicity in various human cancer cell lines and inhibitory effects on tumor growth. In this study
Mireia Bundó et al.
BMC plant biology, 14, 102-102 (2014-04-24)
Cecropin A is a natural antimicrobial peptide that exhibits rapid, potent and long-lasting lytic activity against a broad spectrum of pathogens, thus having great biotechnological potential. Here, we report a system for producing bioactive cecropin A in rice seeds. Transgenic
L Silvestro et al.
Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy, 44(3), 602-607 (2000-02-19)
The ability of cecropin A to permeabilize and depolarize the membranes of Escherichia coli ML-35p bacteria has been compared to its bactericidal activity in an extension of earlier studies performed on synthetic lipid vesicle membranes (L. Silvestro, K. Gupta, J.
Yevgeniya Antonova et al.
Insect biochemistry and molecular biology, 39(4), 303-314 (2009-06-26)
Mosquitoes transmit numerous diseases that continue to be an enormous burden on public health worldwide. Transgenic mosquitoes impervious to vector-borne pathogens, in concert with vector control and drug and vaccine development, comprise an arsenal of means anticipated to defeat mosquito-spread
Scott Matthews et al.
Parasites & vectors, 4, 77-77 (2011-05-17)
Paratransgenesis is an approach to reducing arthropod vector competence using genetically modified symbionts. When applied to control of Chagas disease, the symbiont bacterium Rhodococcus rhodnii, resident in the gut lumen of the triatomine vector Rhodnius prolixus (Hemiptera: Reduviidae), is transformed


Antimicrobial Peptides

With bacterial resistance and emerging infectious diseases becoming potential threats to humans, ribosomally synthesized antimicrobial peptides have become a promising focus area in antibiotic research.

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