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Letters in Drug Design & Discovery


ISSN (Print): 1570-1808
ISSN (Online): 1875-628X

Antimicrobial Peptides from Animals: Focus on Drug Discovery

Author(s): L. P. Silva

Volume 1 , Issue 3 , 2004

Page: [230 - 236] Pages: 7

DOI: 10.2174/1570180043399028

Price: $65


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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