Copyright © 2013 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA
Author(s): Prof. David A. Phoenix, Dr. Sarah R. Dennison, Dr. Frederick Harris
Published Online: 27 FEB 2013 07:47AM EST
Print ISBN: 9783527332632
Online ISBN: 9783527652853
About this Book
In this didactically-written text, the small team of expert authors presents the field in a comprehensive and accessible manner that is well suited for students and junior researchers.
The result is a highly readable and systematically structured introduction to antimicrobial peptides, their structure, biological function and mode of action. The authors point the way towards a rational design of this potentially highly effective new class of clinical antibiotics on the brink of industrial application by discussing their design principles, target membranes and structure-activity relationships. The final part of the book describes recent successes in the application of peptides as anticancer agents.