Cationic peptides: A new source of antibiotics

Robert Hancock, Robert Lehrer

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Abstract

Antimicrobial cationic peptides are an important component of the innate defenses of all species of life. Different peptides may have antibacterial, antiendotoxic, antibiotic-potentiating or antifungal properties, and so they are being developed for use as a novel class of antimicrobial agents and as the basis for making transgenic disease-resistant plants and animals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)82-88
Number of pages7
JournalTrends in Biotechnology
Volume16
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering

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