Two hemolytic peptides were isolated from the skin secretion of the Brazilian Hylidae frog Hyla biobeba, using reversed-phase chromatographic procedures. Hylins b1 and b2 exhibit short linear polypeptide chains, a large number of hydrophobic residues, amidated C-termini and hemolytic properties. These two novel peptides are the first examples of bombinins H-like peptides isolated from anurans species not related to Bombina species.
Keywords: amphibian, hyla, skin secretion, hemolytic peptides, hylins
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