Natural roles of antimicrobial peptides in microbes, plants and animals

Maróti, Gergely and Kereszt, Attila and Kondorosi, Éva and Mergaert, Peter (2011) Natural roles of antimicrobial peptides in microbes, plants and animals. RESEARCH IN MICROBIOLOGY, 162 (4). pp. 363-374. ISSN 0923-2508

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Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are ribosomally synthesized natural antibiotics that are crucial effectors of innate immune systems in all living organisms. AMPs are diverse peptides, differing in their amino acid composition and structure, that generally display rapid killing and broad-spectrum antimicrobial activities. Therefore, AMPs have high potential for therapeutic use in healthcare and agriculture. This review focuses on in vivo studies relating how organisms - bacteria, plants, insects and mammals - employ AMPs in their interactions with microbial competitors, pathogens and symbionts. (C) 2011 Institut Pasteur. Published by Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QH Natural history / természetrajz > QH301 Biology / biológia > QH3015 Molecular biology / molekuláris biológia
Q Science / természettudomány > QR Microbiology / mikrobiológia
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Date Deposited: 30 May 2018 12:47
Last Modified: 30 May 2018 12:47

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