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abbr. for pore‐forming peptide or pore‐forming protein; the term embraces cytotoxic peptides such as staphylococcal δ‐toxin, alamethicin, magainins, and cecropins; pore‐forming proteins include staphylococcal α‐toxin, streptolysin‐O, cnidarian toxins, perforin, and aerolysin.


Subjects: Chemistry.

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