This modified Cecropin A peptide is a synthetic molecule designed
through molecular modelling. It includes the eight N-terminal amino
acids of cecropin A from Hyalophora cecropia (Northern
Silkworm) caterpillars and the eighteen C-terminal amino
acids of melittin from Apis mellifera (Western Honey Bee),
as well as two additional positively-charged amino acid residues at
the C-terminus of the molecule.