Structure, Biological Properties and Utilities of Marine-derived Antimicrobial Peptides

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ISSN: 1385-2728 (Print)


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Structure, Biological Properties and Utilities of Marine-derived Antimicrobial Peptides

Author(s): Dan Shen and Bin Wu

Affiliation: Ocean College, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058, China.

Abstract

Marine organisms, as a rich recourse of numerous bioactive compounds, have been reported to produce antimicrobial peptides (AMP). Antimicrobial peptides are small molecular weight peptides which protect the host organisms against multiple microbes. Due to the non-toxicity, broad-spectrum antimicrobial activities and the ability to escape drug-resistance mechanisms, antimicrobial peptides are valued as a potential treasure in pharmaceutical and food industries. In this review, we summarized the classification, biological properties, and functions of marine-derived antimicrobial peptides and their application prospects in different fields.




Keywords: Antimicrobial peptides (AMP), APD, application advance, biological properties, marine organisms.

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Article Details

Volume: 18
Issue Number: 7
First Page: 793
Last Page: 803
Page Count: 11
DOI: 10.2174/138527281807140515143937
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