Antimicrobial peptides are antibiotics to kill Gram negative and Gram positive bacteria, fungi, enveloped viruses and even transformed or cancerous cells. Antimicrobial peptides are potent, broad spectrum class of antibiotics which are novel therapeutic agents.
Antimicrobial peptides are diverse group of molecules, divided into subgroups based on their structure and amino acid composition. Many of these peptides are unstructured in free solution, and fold into their final configuration upon partitioning into biological membranes. The modes of action are varied by which antimicrobial peptides kill microbes and can be determined by microscopy, fluorescent dyes, Dual Polarization Interferometry etc.
Related Journals of Antimicrobial Peptide
Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, International Arabic Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins.