AApeptides as a new class of antimicrobial agents.

@article{Niu2013AApeptidesAA,
  title={AApeptides as a new class of antimicrobial agents.},
  author={Youhong Niu and Haifan Wu and Yaqiong Li and Yaogang Hu and Shruti Padhee and Qi Li and Chuanhai Cao and Jianfeng Cai},
  journal={Organic & biomolecular chemistry},
  year={2013},
  volume={11 26},
  pages={
          4283-90
        }
}
Antibiotic resistance is an increasing public health concern around the world, and is recognized as one of the greatest threats facing humankind in the 21(st) century. Natural antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are small cationic amphiphilic peptides found in virtually all living organisms, and play a key role in the defense against bacterial infections. Compared with conventional antibiotics, which target specific metabolic processes, AMPs are able to adopt globally amphipathic conformations, and… CONTINUE READING
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