Ciba Foundation Symposium 186 - Antimicrobial Peptides

Ciba Foundation Symposium 186 - Antimicrobial Peptides

Editor(s): Joan Marsh, Jamie A. Goode

Published Online: 28 SEP 2007

Print ISBN: 9780471950257

Online ISBN: 9780470514658

DOI: 10.1002/9780470514658

About this Book

Describes the structure and function of important peptides from several different organisms. An exciting development is the use of these peptides or their analogues in the treatment and prevention of infectious diseases. Considers ways in which these peptides may be used to control the insect vectors of key pathogens including the malarial parasite. Discusses the role of antimicrobial peptides in the mammalian immune system and their interaction with other components of that system.

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    2. Design and Synthesis of Antimicrobial Peptides (pages 5–26)

      R. B. Merrifield, E. L. Merrifield, P. Juvvadi, D. Andreu and H. G. Boman

    3. Gene-Encoded Antimicrobial Peptides from Plants (pages 91–106)

      Bruno P. A. Cammue, Miguel F. C. De Bolle, Hilde M. E. Schoofs, Franky R. G. Terras, Karin Thevissen, Rupert W. Osborn, Sarah B. Rees and Willem F. Broekaert

    4. Structure-Function Relationships of Tachyplesins and their Analogues (pages 160–175)

      Sadaaki Iwanaga, Tatsushi Muta, Takeshi Shigenaga, Noriaki Seki, Keiichi Kawano, Takashi Katsu and Shun-Ichiro Kawabata

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