Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs): Ancient compounds that represent novel weapons in the fight against bacteria.

@article{Ageitos2017AntimicrobialP,
  title={Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs): Ancient compounds that represent novel weapons in the fight against bacteria.},
  author={Jos{\'e} Manuel Ageitos and Angeles Sanchez-Perez and Pilar Calo-Mata and T G Villa},
  journal={Biochemical pharmacology},
  year={2017},
  volume={133},
  pages={117-138}
}
Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are short peptidic molecules produced by most living creatures. They help unicellular organisms to successfully compete for nutrients with other organisms sharing their biological niche, while AMPs form part of the immune system of multicellular creatures. Thus, these molecules represent biological weapons that have evolved over millions of years as a result of an escalating arms race for survival among living organisms. All AMPs share common features, such as a… CONTINUE READING
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