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FEMS Microbiol Lett. 2008 Dec;289(2):126-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1574-6968.2008.01357.x.

RAPD: a database of recombinantly-produced antimicrobial peptides.

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Department of Anesthesiology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA.


We have developed the Recombinantly-produced Antimicrobial Peptides Database (RAPD) to house relevant information on recombinant approaches to generate antimicrobial peptides. Key information stored in the database, which is extracted from published experiments, includes expression host, fusion strategy, release method and yield for individual peptides. Bibliographic data directly related to each particular case are also available. RAPD allows easy comparison of the relative popularity and efficiency of different strategies, and can thus be used as a guideline for future production of similar peptides. The database is freely available at

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