Letters in Drug Design & Discovery

G. Perry
University of Texas
San Antonio, TX
USA
Email: lddd@benthamscience.org

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Antimicrobial Peptides from Animals: Focus on Drug Discovery

Author(s): L. P. Silva.

Abstract:

Antimicrobial peptides are essential components of the innate immunity of all animal species. These peptides have a broad range of activity against resistant microorganism strains primarily because of their distinct mechanisms of action. Several groups are currently developing synthetic and / or variant peptides as new therapeutic drugs against specific pathogens.

Keywords: antibiotic peptides, antibacterial peptides, antifungal peptides, antimicrobial peptides, innate immunity and drug discovery

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Article Details

VOLUME: 1
ISSUE: 3
Year: 2004
Page: [230 - 236]
Pages: 7
DOI: 10.2174/1570180043399028
Price: $58