Alamethicin is a peptide antibiotic, produced by trichoderma viride. It contains the non-proteinogenic amino acid 1-amino isobutyric acid (Aib), which strongly induces helical peptide structures. The peptide sequence is:


(Ac = acetyl, Phl = phenylalaninol)

In cell membranes, it forms voltage dependent on ion channels by aggregation of four to six molecules.

See also: List of particles