Antimicrobial compounds of low molecular mass are constitutively present in insects: characterisation of beta-alanyl-tyrosine.

@article{Meylaers2003AntimicrobialCO,
  title={Antimicrobial compounds of low molecular mass are constitutively present in insects: characterisation of beta-alanyl-tyrosine.},
  author={Karen Meylaers and Anja Cerstiaens and Evy Vierstraete and Geert Baggerman and Chris W Michiels and Arnold De Loof and Liliane Schoofs},
  journal={Current pharmaceutical design},
  year={2003},
  volume={9 2},
  pages={
          159-74
        }
}
The number of bacterial and fungal strains that have developed resistance against the classical antibiotics continues to grow. The intensified search for new antibiotic lead compounds has resulted in the discovery of numerous endogenous peptides with antimicrobial properties in plants, bacteria and animals. Their possible applications as anti-infective agents are often limited by their size, in reference to production costs and susceptibility to proteases. In this article, we report recent… CONTINUE READING