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Peptide-membrane interactions and mechanisms of membrane destruction by amphipathic alpha-helical antimicrobial peptides

Sato, H.; Feix, J.B.

Biochimica et Biophysica Acta 1758(9): 1245-1256


ISSN/ISBN: 0006-3002
PMID: 16697975
DOI: 10.1016/j.bbamem.2006.02.021
Accession: 012402003

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Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) have received considerable interest as a source of new antibiotics with the potential for treatment of multiple-drug resistant infections. An important class of AMPs is composed of linear, cationic peptides that form amphipathic a-helices. Among the most potent of these are the cecropins and synthetic peptides that are hybrids of cecropin and the bee venom peptide, mellitin.

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