The short proline-rich antibacterial peptide family

  title={The short proline-rich antibacterial peptide family},
  author={Jr L. Otvos},
  journal={Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences CMLS},
From the many peptide families that are induced upon bacterial infection and can be isolated from all classes of animals, the short, proline-rich antibacterial peptides enjoy particular interest. These molecules were shown to inactivate an intracellular biopolymer in bacteria without destroying or remaining attached to the bacterial cell membrane, and as such emerged as viable candidates for the treatment of mammalian infections. These peptides were originally isolated from insects, they kill… CONTINUE READING
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