Synonyms: Antibiotic U 22324
Alamethicin is a channel-forming ionophore. Used as a model for larger channel proteins since it can form voltage-gated ion channels in membranes.
Used in genetic engineering, development of mold-resistant crops
Chemically, it is a peptide of 20 amino acids. The product consists of a mixture of several isoforms, which may be slightly different in the amino-acids sequences, but possess the same activity.
DMSO, Methanol, Ethanol
- Peptide antibiotic
- Channel forming Ionophore
Can mimic nerve action potential across artificial membranes