| | english | español | français |
Go to record ID

  Home|Finding Information|Record details   Printer-friendly version

Gene and DNA Sequence
Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2015-01-09 07:45 UTC (g.mozgova@yandex.ru)
Date of publication
2015-01-09 16:14 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)

This document is also available in the following languages:
General information
Name of the gene or DNA sequence
Modified cecropin peptide coding sequence
Category of DNA sequence
  • Protein coding sequence
Is the gene / DNA sequence is a synthetic molecule?
Characteristics of the protein coding sequence
Name of the protein expressed by the coding sequence
Modified cecropin peptide
Biological function
Cecropins are antimicrobial peptides. Cecropins lyse bacterial cell membranes; they also inhibit proline uptake and cause leaky membranes. Cationic antimicrobial peptides which include cecropin also possess antiviral and fungicidal activity.
Related trait(s) or use(s) in biotechnology
Additional Information
Additional Information
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.
Other relevant website address or attached documents

Records referencing this document (3)
3record(s) found
Modified Organism1 record
Risk Assessment2 records