Special Issue "Antimicrobial Peptides"


A special issue of Antibiotics (ISSN 2079-6382).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2014)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. William M. Shafer
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medicine, Emory University, Rollins Research Center, Atlanta, GA, USA
Website: http://www.microbiology.emory.edu/faculty/shafer_william.html
E-Mail: wshafer@emory.edu
Interests: antimicrobial peptides; evolution; molecular biology; regulation; synthesis; structure-function; host defense; bacterial diseases; immune-modulation; inflammation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This issue of Antibiotics is dedicated to the topic of antimicrobial peptides (AMPs), which are now recognized as important mediators of innate defense against microbial infections. Primary research manuscripts and review articles dealing with AMPs that emphasize their structure-function, biosynthesis and regulation, evolution, contribution to host defense, immune-modulatory activities, contributions to the pathophysiology of diseases, development of AMPs as therapeutic agents or mechanisms of action, as well as systems used by microbes to resist their antimicrobial action and how such resistance contributes to microbial pathogenesis, are invited.Submitted manuscripts will be peer-reviewed to ensure that the issue contains high quality contributions. Collectively, this issue will provide the readership with the most up-to-date information on AMPs.

Dr. William M. Shafer
Guest Editor


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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Antibiotics is an international peer-reviewed Open Access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 300 CHF (Swiss Francs). English correction and/or formatting fees of 250 CHF (Swiss Francs) will be charged in certain cases for those articles accepted for publication that require extensive additional formatting and/or English corrections.


  • antimicrobial peptides
  • evolution, molecular biology
  • regulation
  • synthesis
  • structure-function
  • host defense
  • bacterial diseases
  • immune-modulation
  • inflammation

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Antibiotics 2014, 3(3), 353-374; doi:10.3390/antibiotics3030353
Received: 27 May 2014; in revised form: 14 July 2014 / Accepted: 15 July 2014 / Published: 25 July 2014
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Last update: 8 April 2014

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