Overview on Plant Antimicrobial Peptides

Author(s): Ana Maria Benko-Iseppon , Suely Lins Galdino , Tercilio Calsa Jr. , Ederson Akio Kido , Alessandro Tossi , Luis Carlos Belarmino , Sergio Crovella .

Journal Name: Current Protein & Peptide Science

Volume 11 , Issue 3 , 2010

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Abstract:

Mechanisms related to biotic interactions, such as pathogen attack, herbivory and symbiosis are important challenges to higher plants and have been widely studied especially for breeding purposes. The present review focuses on a special category of defense molecules, the plant antimicrobial peptides, providing an overview of their main molecular features and structures.

Keywords: Pathogenesis related (PR) protein, defensin, thionin, lipid transfer protein (LTP), hevein-like protein, knotin-type protein, snakin, cyclotide

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VOLUME: 11
ISSUE: 3
Year: 2010
Page: [181 - 188]
Pages: 8
DOI: 10.2174/138920310791112075
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