John Wiley & Sons, Dec 27, 2012 - Science - 248 pages
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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