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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.
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Melitten" by people in Profiles.
Membrane pore formation at protein-lipid interfaces. Trends Biochem Sci. 2014 Nov; 39(11):510-6.
Molecular dynamics simulation of melittin in a dimyristoylphosphatidylcholine bilayer membrane. Biophys J. 1998 Oct; 75(4):1603-18.
Protein kinase C inhibitors eliminate hippocampal long-term potentiation. Brain Res. 1987 Dec 08; 436(1):177-83.
Mitogen-stimulated release of inositol phosphates in human fibroblasts. Arch Biochem Biophys. 1987 Feb 01; 252(2):478-86.
A method for probing the affinity of peptides for amphiphilic surfaces. Anal Biochem. 1985 Oct; 150(1):131-40.
Intracellular pH in human fibroblasts: effect of mitogens, A23187, and phospholipase activation. Am J Physiol. 1985 Jul; 249(1 Pt 1):C140-8.
Regulation of Na+/H+ exchange in cultured human fibroblasts. Soc Gen Physiol Ser. 1985; 39:21-42.
Desensitization of the serum effect on Na+ influx in cultured human fibroblasts. J Cell Physiol. 1984 Oct; 121(1):226-34.
Evidence for a role of phospholipase activity in the serum stimulation of Na+ influx in human fibroblasts. J Biol Chem. 1984 Jun 10; 259(11):6912-9.
Mitogens and melittin stimulate an increase in intracellular free calcium concentration in human fibroblasts. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 1984 Feb 29; 119(1):69-75.