Antibacterial Peptides : A Review

  title={Antibacterial Peptides : A Review},
  author={Christine C{\'e}zard and Viviane Silva-Pires and Catherine Mulli{\'e} and Pascal Sonnet},
Antibacterial peptides (APs), small molecules composed of less than fifty amino acid residues, are important components of the innate immune system. APs are produced by almost all living organisms in a defense strategy against invading pathogens. APs can be divided into many subtypes following different criteria: origin, size, structure, mechanism of action, etc... Despite their great diversity, APs share properties such as their ability to fold into amphipathic conformations, their affinity… CONTINUE READING