Mastoparan is derived from wasp venon. Mastoparan peptides have a positive contribution to medicine though inhibiting tumour proliferation, exhibiting antimicrobial properties and inducing the release of serotonin from platelets and mast cells.
Chen et al (2018) Evaluation of the bioactivity of a mastoparan peptide from wasp venom and of its analogues designed through targeted engineering. Int. J. Biol. Sci. 14(6) 599 PMID: 29904274
Sequence (One-Letter Code)
Sequence (Three-Letter Code)
H - Ile - Asn - Leu - Lys - Ala - Leu - Ala - Ala - Leu - Ala - Lys - Lys - Ile - Leu - NH2