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Overview on the recent study of Antimicrobial peptides: origins, functions, relative mechanisms and application.
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PMID:  22800692     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs), which are produced by several species including insects, other animals, micro organisms and synthesis, are a critical component of the natural defense system. With the growing problem of pathogenic organisms resistant to conventional antibiotics, especially with the emergence of NDM-1, there is increased interest in the pharmacological application of AMPs. They can protect against a broad array of infectious agents, such as bacteria, fungi, parasite, virus and cancer cells. AMPs have a very good future in the application in pharmaceuticals industry and food additive. This review focuses on the AMPs from different origins in these recent years, and discusses their various functions and relative mechanisms of action. It will provide some detailed files for clinical research of pharmaceuticals industry and food additive in application.
Authors:
Yanmei Li; Hongyan Qu; Qi Xiang; Zhijian Su; Yadong Huang
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-7-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Peptides     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-5169     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-7-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8008690     Medline TA:  Peptides     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012. Published by Elsevier Inc.
Affiliation:
Biopharmaceutical Research & Development Center, college of life science and technology, Jinan University, Guangzhou 510632, Guangdong, China;; State key laboratory of Biotechnology&Biopharmaceutics of Guangdong province, Jinan University, Guangzhou 510632, Guangdong, China.
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