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Compound Summary for: CID 16129627     Try the new version summary page


Also known as: Mellitin; Melittin (honeybee); Melittin; Forapin; Forapine; Melittin I; Melittin-T; Honeybee melittin
Molecular Formula: C131H229N39O31   Molecular Weight: 2846.46266   InChIKey: VDXZNPDIRNWWCW-UHFFFAOYSA-N
Basic polypeptide from the venom of the honey bee (Apis mellifera). It contains 26 amino acids, has cytolytic properties, causes contracture of muscle, releases histamine, and disrupts surface tension, probably due to lysis of cell and mitochondrial membranes.   From: MeSH
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