This review discusses the importance and properties of antimicrobial
peptides from frogs and their synthetic analogues as potential therapeutic alternatives
in fighting not only bacterial infections, but also protozoans involved with
the major neglected diseases, which afflict human populations (e.g., Chagas disease,
African sleeping sickness, Leishmaniasis and malaria). Here, we emphasize
their multifunctional properties such as promising broad-spectrum drugs that
target protozoan parasites too.
Keywords: Anurans, antimicrobial peptides, analogues, protozoa.
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