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Trends Biotechnol. 1998 Feb;16(2):82-8.

Cationic peptides: a new source of antibiotics.

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Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

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.

PMID:
9487736
DOI:
10.1016/s0167-7799(97)01156-6
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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