Antimicrobial peptides: an alternative for innovative medicines?

  title={Antimicrobial peptides: an alternative for innovative medicines?},
  author={Jo{\~a}o P. da Costa and Marta Cova and Rita Ferreira and Rui Vitorino},
  journal={Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology},
Antimicrobial peptides are small molecules with activity against bacteria, yeasts, fungi, viruses, bacteria, and even tumor cells that make these molecules attractive as therapeutic agents. Due to the alarming increase of antimicrobial resistance, interest in alternative antimicrobial agents has led to the exploitation of antimicrobial peptides, both synthetic and from natural sources. Thus, many peptide-based drugs are currently commercially available for the treatment of numerous ailments… CONTINUE READING