Contains Only 12-20 Amino Acids (c07k-7/08) Patents (Class 930/DIG810)
  • Patent number: 5300629
    Abstract: New bactericidal and/or bacteriostatic, thermostable peptides which are isolated from hemolymph of immune honeybees and which are distinct from lysozymes, attacins, cecropins, diptericins and magainins. The peptides feature at least the 10 C-terminal amino acids of the following peptide:H.sub.2 N-Gly-Asn-Asn-Arg-Pro-X-Tyr-Ile-Pro-Gln-Pro-Arg-Pro-Pro-His-Pro-Arg-Z-OHin whichX is a valyl or isoleucyl residue andZ is a leucyl or isoleucyl residue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1991
    Date of Patent: April 5, 1994
    Assignee: Plant Genetic Systems, N.V.
    Inventors: Peter Casteels, Paul Tempst, Frans Jacobs, Mark Vaeck