Medical Definition of Coleoptericin

1. Inducible antibacterial peptide found in the haemolymph of a tenebrionid beetle following the injection of heat killed bacteria. Peptide A (glycine rich, 74 residues) is active against gram-negative bacteria, Peptides B AMP, C are isoforms of a 43 residue cysteine rich peptide that has sequence homology with defensins and is active against gram-positive bacteria. See: diptericins, cecropins, apidaecins, abaecins. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Coleoptericin

coled
colegatee
colegatees
colemanite
colemanites
colemouse
coleocele
coleoid
coleoids
coleopter
coleopteral
coleopteran
coleopterans
coleoptericin (current term)
coleopterist
coleopterists
coleopteroid
coleopterologist
coleopterology
coleopterous
coleopters
coleoptile
coleoptiles
coleoptosis
coleorhiza
coleorhizae
coleotomy
coles

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