Antimicrobial peptides: current status and therapeutic potential.

@article{Koczulla2003AntimicrobialPC,
  title={Antimicrobial peptides: current status and therapeutic potential.},
  author={Andreas Rembert Koczulla and Robert Bals},
  journal={Drugs},
  year={2003},
  volume={63 4},
  pages={
          389-406
        }
}
Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are effector molecules of the innate immune system. A variety of AMPs have been isolated from species of all kingdoms and are classified based on their structure and amino acid motifs. AMPs have a broad antimicrobial spectrum and lyse microbial cells by interaction with biomembranes. Besides their direct antimicrobial function, they have multiple roles as mediators of inflammation with impact on epithelial and inflammatory cells influencing diverse processes such… CONTINUE READING

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