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Vol. 10, Special Issue 11 (2021)

A review on antimicrobial peptides: Structure, function and classification

Sweety, Komal and Pradeep Kumar
Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are oligopeptides with five to hundred of amino acids. AMPs have a wide range of inhibitory effects against bacteria, fungi, parasites and viruses. The emergence of antibiotic-resistant microorganisms and the increasing of concerns about the use of antibiotics resulted in the development of AMPs, which have a good application prospect in medicine, food, animal husbandry, agriculture and aquaculture. Here we summarize size, charge of AMPs, their modes of action, and the biological role. In addition, we discuss the synthesis, location inside the cell and expression and molecular structure of AMPs.
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How to cite this article:
Sweety, Komal and Pradeep Kumar. A review on antimicrobial peptides: Structure, function and classification. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(11S): 2424-2427.

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