Antimicrobial peptides from scorpion venoms.

  title={Antimicrobial peptides from scorpion venoms.},
  author={Patrick L. Harrison and Mohamed Ahmed Abdel-Rahman and Keith Miller and Peter N. Strong},
  journal={Toxicon : official journal of the International Society on Toxinology},
The need for new antimicrobial agents is becoming one of the most urgent requirements in modern medicine. The venoms of many different species are rich sources of biologically active components and various therapeutic agents have been characterized including antimicrobial peptides (AMPs). Due to their potent activity, low resistance rates and unique mode of action, AMPs have recently received much attention. This review focuses on AMPs from the venoms of scorpions and examines all classes of… CONTINUE READING
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