Antimicrobial Peptides from Animals: Focus on Drug Discovery
L. P. Silva.
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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