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Title Prokaryotic antimicrobial peptides : from genes to applications / Djamel Drider, Sylvie Rebuffat, Editors
Published New York : Springer, ©2011


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 451 pages) : illustrations
Contents pt. 1. Introduction : history, current knowledge, and future research on antimicrobial peptides -- pt. 2. Classification of prokaryotic antimicrobial peptides -- pt. 3. Isolation, purification, and production of antimicrobial peptides -- pt. 4. Genetics, biosynthesis, structure, and mode of action of AMP from gram-positive bacteria -- pt. 5. Genetics, biosynthesis, structure, and mode of action of AMP from gram-negative bacteria -- pt. 6. Applications and perspectives
Summary The book provides an overview of the advancement of fundamental knowledge and applications of antimicrobial peptides in biomedical, agricultural, veterinary, food, and cosmetic products. Antimicrobial peptides stand as potentially great alternatives to current antibiotics, and most research in this newly-created area has been published in journals and other periodicals. It is the editors' opinion that it is timely to sum up the most important achievements in the field and provide the scientific community with a reference book. The goals of this project include illustrating the achievements made so far, debating the state of the art, and drawing new perspectives
Analysis chemie
food chemistry
food sciences
Chemistry (General)
Chemie (algemeen)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Peptide antibiotics.
Antimicrobial Cationic Peptides -- genetics
Antimicrobial Cationic Peptides -- pharmacology
Prokaryotic Cells -- chemistry
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Biology.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Microbiology.
Science des matériaux.
Peptide antibiotics
Form Electronic book
Author Drider, Djamel.
Rebuffat, Sylvie.
ISBN 9781441976925