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Zoological Research
Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
ISSN: 2095-8137
Vol. 31, No. 1, 2010, pp. 27−34
Bioline Code: zr10004
Full paper language: Chinese
Document type: Research Article
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Zoological Research, Vol. 31, No. 1, 2010, pp. 27−34

 en Insect Antimicrobial Peptides: Structures, Properties and Gene Regulation
Wang, Yi-Peng & Lai, Ren

Abstract

Insect antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are an important group of insect innate immunity effectors. Insect AMPs are cationic and contain less than 100 amino acid residues. According to structure, insect AMPs can be divided into a limited number of families. The diverse antimicrobial spectrum of insect AMPs may indicate different modes of action. Research on the model organism Drosophila indicate that insect AMPs gene regulation involves multiple signaling pathways and a large number of signaling molecules.

Keywords
Insect antimicrobial peptides; Innate immunity; Classification; Structures; Properties; Gene regulation

 
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