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The Role of Antimicrobial Peptides in Preventing Multidrug-Resistant Bacterial Infections and Biofilm Formation
Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2011, 12(10), 6566-6596; doi:10.3390/ijms12106566
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The Potential of Antimicrobial Peptides as Biocides

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Received: 10 August 2011 / Revised: 22 September 2011 / Accepted: 26 September 2011 / Published: 6 October 2011
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Biocides)
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Abstract

Antimicrobial peptides constitute a diverse class of naturally occurring antimicrobial molecules which have activity against a wide range of pathogenic microorganisms. Antimicrobial peptides are exciting leads in the development of novel biocidal agents at a time when classical antibiotics are under intense pressure from emerging resistance, and the global industry in antibiotic research and development stagnates. This review will examine the potential of antimicrobial peptides, both natural and synthetic, as novel biocidal agents in the battle against multi-drug resistant pathogen infections.
Keywords: antimicrobial; peptides; biocides antimicrobial; peptides; biocides
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