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Vineeth Kumar, TV and Shyla, Gopal and Sanil , George (2016) First report of Lividin and Spinulosain peptides from the skin secretion of an Indian frog. Acta biologica Hungarica, 67 (1). pp. 121-4. ISSN 0236-5383

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Here, we report two novel peptides identified from the skin secretion, having homologies to Lividin and Spinulosain, of an endemic frog, Hydrophylax bahuvistara, of Western Ghats. This is the first report of these peptides from Indian frogs and first identification of Lividin from the Hydrophylax genus. Both peptides exhibited weak antimicrobial activity but very low haemolytic activity. The problems of naming amphibian host defense peptides (HDPs) are also discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Lividin – Spinulosain – Hylarana – nomenclature – antimicrobial
Subjects: Molecular Ecology
Depositing User: Rgcb Library
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2018 06:20
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2018 06:21
URI: http://rgcb.sciencecentral.in/id/eprint/502

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