[Peptides: a new class of anticancer drugs].

  title={[Peptides: a new class of anticancer drugs].},
  author={Ryszard Smolarczyk and Tomasz Cichoń and Stanisław Szala},
  journal={Postepy higieny i medycyny doswiadczalnej},
Peptides are a novel class of anticancer agents embracing two distinct categories: natural antibacterial peptides, which are preferentially bound by cancer cells, and chemically synthesized peptides, which bind specifically to precise molecular targets located on the surface of tumor cells. Antibacterial peptides bind to both cell and mitochondrial membranes. Some of these peptides attach to the cell membrane, resulting in its disorganization. Other antibacterial peptides penetrate cancer cells… CONTINUE READING


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