This family consists of clavanin proteins from the haemocytes of the invertebrate Styela clava (Sea squirt), a solitary tunicate. The family is made up of four alpha-helical antimicrobial peptides, clavanins A, B, C and D. The tunicate peptides resemble magainins in size, primary sequence and antibacterial activity. Synthetic clavanin A displays comparable antimicrobial activity to magainins and cecropins. The presence of alpha-helical antimicrobial peptides in the haemocytes of a urochordate suggests that such peptides are primeval effectors of innate immunity in the vertebrate lineage [PMID: 9001389].
ClavaninP_5, ClavaninP23_5
ClavaninH_5, ClavaninH23_5

The format for Signature ID is the family name, followed by H or P for HMM or Pattern respectively. The integer suffixed to H or P denotes the length of the sequences used to create the family signature. If no integer is suffixed, it indicates that the signature was created using all the sequences of the family. The integer following the underscore denotes the number of sequences used for the creation of signatures.

For example:
AureinH_21 is a HMM for Aurein family created using 21 sequences.
AureinP16_9 is a pattern for Aurein family derived using 9 input sequences that are 16 residues long.

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