Hydrophylax bahuvistara (Bicoloured Frog or Fungoid Frog)

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Hydrophylax bahuvistara (Bicoloured Frog or Fungoid Frog)
This widespread fungoid frog is a colourful frog found widespread in peninsular India, distributed in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Goa and Madhya Pradesh.
A host defence peptide isolated from the skin of this frog, urumin, targets the stalk region of influenza virus H1 hemagglutinin protein. It destroys influenza virions, and protects mice from lethal infection; thus urumin represents a novel class of anti-influenza virucide.

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