|Other Accession||P68408, P59262, P01501, Q8LW54|
|Calculated MW||2846.46 Da|
|Other Names||Melittin, MELT|
|Format||Peptides are lyophilized in a solid powder format. Peptides can be reconstituted in solution using the appropriate buffer as needed.|
|Storage||Maintain refrigerated at 2-8°C for up to 6 months. For long term storage store at -20°C.|
|Precautions||This product is for research use only. Not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.|
|Function||Main toxin of bee venom with strong hemolytic activity. Integrates into cell membranes and has multiple effects, probably, as a result of its interaction with negatively charged phospholipids. It inhibits well known transport pumps such as the Na(+)-K(+)-ATPase and the H(+)-K(+)-ATPase. Increases the permeability of cell membranes to ions, particularly Na(+) and indirectly Ca(2+), because of the Na(+)-Ca(2+)-exchange (By similarity).|
|Cellular Location||Secreted. Target cell membrane. Note=Forms a transmembrane alpha-helix in the target cell membrane. Forms a membrane channel in the prey (By similarity).|
|Tissue Location||Expressed by the venom gland.|
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