Antimicrobial Peptides – Promising Alternatives to Conventional Antibiotics

  • Published 2011

Abstract

Antimicrobial peptides (APs) have been described as evolutionary ancient weapons. Produced by a wide variety of organisms as part of a non-specific immune response, these peptides are involved in the direct destruction of various microorganisms. Several APs have been shown to have broad activity spectra against microorganisms such as Gram-positive and Gram… (More)

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