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Antimicrobial Peptides

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Series: CIBA Foundation Symposium

Edited By: H Boman

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Dec 1994 | #33764 | ISBN: 0471950254
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This book describes the structure and function of key peptides from several different organisms, and also considers ways in which these peptides may be used to control the insect vectors of important pathogens, including the malarial parasite.


Partial table of contents: Design and Synthesis of Antimicrobial Peptides (R. Merrifield, et al.). Gene-Encoded Antibiotics Made in Bacteria (H. Sahl). Function of Antimicrobial Proteins in Insects (S. Natori). Bactericidal Permeability-Increasing Protein in Host Defence Against Gram-Negative Bacteria and Endotoxin (P. Elsbach). Potential Therapeutic Applications of Magainins and Other Antimicrobial Agents of Animal Origin (L. Jacob & M. Zasloff). Primitive Vertebrate Immunity: What Is the Evolutionary Derivation of Molecules That Define the Adaptive Immune System? (M. Flajnik). Antimicrobial Proteins with Homology to Serine Proteases (J. Gabay). Antimicrobial Peptides as Agents of Mucosal Immunity (C. Bevins). Indexes.

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