Cecropin P1, porcine is a 31 amino acid antibacterial protein that can be isolated from pigs. Cecropin P1 is used as an antibacterial, antifungal and anti-cancer compound. The wide ranging effects of cecropin P1 are properties of its amphipathic N-terminal, lipophilic C-terminal and alpha helical structure. With these structural characteristics, cecropin P1 can bind to the membranes of pathogens and cancerous cells. Cecropin P1 then is inserted into the membrane of the respective cell and disrupts lipid bilayer cohesion, causing rapid membrane degradation and cell lysis.
Cecropin P1, porcine
MW: 3.34 kDa
Storage/Handling: Store desiccated at -20°C.
PubChem Chemical ID: 16130477