Refined three-dimensional solution structure of insect defensin A.Cornet, B., Bonmatin, J.M., Hetru, C., Hoffmann, J.A., Ptak, M., Vovelle, F.
(1995) Structure 3: 435-448
- PubMed: 7663941
- DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/s0969-2126(01)00177-0
- Primary Citation of Related Structures:
- PubMed Abstract:
Insect defensin A is a basic 4 kDa protein secreted by Phormia terranovae larvae in response to bacterial challenges or injuries. Previous biological tests suggest that the bacterial cytoplasmic membrane is the target of defensin A. The structural study of this protein is the first step towards establishing a structure-activity relationship and forms the basis for understanding its antibiotic activity at the molecular level.
Centre de Biophysique Moléculaire (CNRS), Orléans, France.