Abaecin | definition of Abaecin by Medical dictionary
Abaecin An antibacterial response peptide produced by honeybees—Apis mellifera—which has a broad spectrum of antibacterial activities and is active against gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria.
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of the honeybee, whose primary structure and antimicrobial activity resemble lebocins, is not O-glycosylated .
One tantalizing lead is abaecin, a peptide that honey bees produce to varying degrees when attacked by pathogens.
"We know these bees are responding to foulbrood by producing abaecin," Evans says.