Antimicrobial Peptides—or How Our Ancestors Learned to Control the Microbiome

  30 September 2021

Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are short and generally positively charged peptides found in a wide variety of life forms from microorganisms to humans. Their wide range of activity against pathogens, including Gram-positive and -negative bacteria, yeasts, fungi, and enveloped viruses makes them a fundamental component of innate immunity.

Further reading: ASM Journals
Author(s): Thomas C. G. Bosch and Michael Zasloff
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