The Peptaibol Database: a database for sequences and structures of naturally occurring peptaibols

Nucleic Acids Res. 2004 Jan 1;32(Database issue):D593-4. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkh077.


The Peptaibol Database is a sequence and structure resource for the unusual class of peptides known as peptaibols. These peptides exhibit antibiotic and membrane channel-forming activities. The database includes sequence, biological source and bibliographical data for the naturally occurring peptaibols. Information is also collated for the growing number of peptaibol 3D structures determined by either crystallography or NMR spectroscopy. The database can be obtained as a whole or can be queried by name, group, sequence motif, biological origin and/or literature reference. The Peptaibol Database can be freely accessed at

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / chemistry*
  • Crystallography, X-Ray
  • Databases, Protein*
  • Information Storage and Retrieval
  • Internet
  • Ion Channels / chemistry*
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Biomolecular
  • Peptides / chemistry*
  • Protein Conformation


  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Ion Channels
  • Peptides