Antimicrobial Peptides

Antimicrobial Peptides

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

DOI: 10.1002/9783527652853

About this Book

In this 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. They do this 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.

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