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Cecropin A

≥97% (HPLC), powder

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Nível de qualidade



≥97% (HPLC)



Modo de ação

cell membrane | interferes

espectro de atividade do antibiótico


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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)

Certificado de análise

Certificado de origem

Xiuqing Wang et al.
Experimental biology and medicine (Maywood, N.J.), 237(3), 312-317 (2012-03-02)
The hybrid peptide CA(1-7)-M(2-12) gene was designed according to the N-terminal 1-7 amino acid sequence of the antimicrobial peptide cecropin A (CA) and the N-terminal 2-12 amino acid sequence of maganin (M) and synthesized using Pichia pastoris preferred codons. The
Sequence and specificity of two antibacterial proteins involved in insect immunity. Nature 292: 246-248. 1981.
Håkan Steiner et al.
Journal of immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950), 182(11), 6635-6637 (2009-05-21)
Shin Yong Park et al.
Developmental and comparative immunology, 29(1), 43-51 (2004-08-25)
Two hemolymph proteins were isolated from the wax moth, Galleria mellonella, larvae by a two-step procedure consisting of acid extraction and reversed phase (RP)-HPLC. One was an apolipophorin III (apoLp-III) previously characterized as a lipopolysaccharide (LPS) binding protein in the
Loredana Mereuta et al.
Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 28(49), 17079-17091 (2012-11-13)
Metal ions binding exert a crucial influence upon the aggregation properties and stability of peptides, and the propensity of folding in various substates. Herein, we demonstrate the use of the α-HL protein as a powerful nanoscopic tool to probe Cu(2+)-triggered
Caroline Vindry et al.
The Journal of biological chemistry, 287(42), 35527-35538 (2012-08-31)
The destabilization of AU-rich element (ARE)-containing mRNAs mediated by proteins of the TIS11 family is conserved among eukaryotes including Drosophila. Previous studies have demonstrated that Tristetraprolin, a human protein of the TIS11 family, induces the degradation of ARE-containing mRNAs through


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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