Antitumor activity of the antimicrobial peptide magainin II against bladder cancer cell lines.


OBJECTIVE Magainin II belongs to a family of antimicrobial peptides and has been shown to exhibit antibiotic activity in a wide range of organisms. Recent studies have also reported a significant antitumor effect of magainin II against various cancer cell lines and tumor mice models. In this study, we evaluated the cytotoxic and antiproliferative potency of… (More)