Avian Antimicrobial Host Defense Peptides: From Biology to Therapeutic Applications

Abstract

Host defense peptides (HDPs) are an important first line of defense with antimicrobial and immunomoduatory properties. Because they act on the microbial membranes or host immune cells, HDPs pose a low risk of triggering microbial resistance and therefore, are being actively investigated as a novel class of antimicrobials and vaccine adjuvants. Cathelicidins… (More)
DOI: 10.3390/ph7030220

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@inproceedings{Zhang2014AvianAH, title={Avian Antimicrobial Host Defense Peptides: From Biology to Therapeutic Applications}, author={Guolong Zhang and Lakshmi T. Sunkara}, booktitle={Pharmaceuticals}, year={2014} }