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Tachyplesin I and Tachyplesin II

Tachyplesin is an antimicrobial peptide isolated from the horseshoe crab. It has a molecular weight of 2.36 kDa and the amino acid sequence KWCFRVCYRGICYRRCR.[1]


  1. ^ Nakamura T, Furunaka H, Miyata T, et al. (November 1988). "Tachyplesin, a class of antimicrobial peptide from the hemocytes of the horseshoe crab (Tachypleus tridentatus). Isolation and chemical structure". The Journal of Biological Chemistry. 263 (32): 16709–13. PMID 3141410. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Murakami T, Niwa M, Tokunaga F, Miyata T, Iwanaga S (1991). "Direct virus inactivation of tachyplesin I and its isopeptides from horseshoe crab hemocytes". Chemotherapy. 37 (5): 327–34. PMID 1666545.