Cell-lytic and antibacterial peptides that act by perturbing the barrier function of membranes: facets of their conformational features, structure-function correlations and membrane-perturbing abilities.

@article{Saberwal1994CelllyticAA,
  title={Cell-lytic and antibacterial peptides that act by perturbing the barrier function of membranes: facets of their conformational features, structure-function correlations and membrane-perturbing abilities.},
  author={G Saberwal and Ramakrishnan Nagaraj},
  journal={Biochimica et biophysica acta},
  year={1994},
  volume={1197 2},
  pages={109-31}
}
Almost all hemolytic and antimicrobial peptides form part of the defense mechanism of species widely distributed across the evolutionary scale. Although these peptides are of varying lengths and composition, they form amphiphilic structures in a hydrophobic environment. They also have the ability to form channels in natural and model membranes. Hemolytic… CONTINUE READING