Towards Therapeutic Use of Antimicrobial Peptides - MDPI Magazine Highlight, April 10, 2014 11:25

We are living in an era of antibiotic resistance; fortunately, there is widespread recognition of the consequences of this dilemma. While scientists have long been fascinated by the impressive diversity of antimicrobial peptides (also called host defense peptides) that exist in bacteria, protozoa, fungi, plants, and animals, there is a current urgency to explore novel strategies to make use of these compounds as therapeutic antimicrobials. However, while these peptides can exhibit a broad spectrum of antimicrobial activity, their potential toxicity in systemic administration has represented a significant challenge for medicinal use. Continue reading →

Pharmaceuticals (ISSN 1424-8247) Now in PubMed and PubMed Central (PMC), November 29, 2013 01:46

Citations of papers published in Pharmaceuticals (ISSN 1424-8247) are now searchable in PubMed. Further, the full-text versions of the papers are deposited into PubMed Central.

PubMed comprises more than 23 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals in PubMed Central, and online books. It is a free resource developed and maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the National Library of Medicine (NLM).