Special Issue "Antimicrobial Proteins in Filamentous Fungi"
A special issue of Microorganisms (ISSN 2076-2607).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 November 2018)
One major challenge in this century is to overcome the rapid development of microbial resistance against conventional drugs and to provide a novel, effective arsenal of antimicrobial compounds against emerging pathogens. Filamentous fungi are a rich source of defensin-like proteins and peptides with potent antimicrobial activity. Although showing differences in their primary structure, antimicrobial spectrum and mechanistic function, these bio-molecules exhibit a very similar β-folded structure and high stability against harsh environmental conditions and proteolytic degradation. Therefore, these molecules represent, nowadays, most promising candidates for drug development and may find wide application in medicine, pest control and food preservation.
This Special Issue, "Antimicrobial Proteins in Filamentous Fungi", is designed to highlight the latest research and development on new antimicrobial proteins and peptides of fungal origin with mechanisms of action different from those of licensed drugs.
We kindly invite authors who are experts in this field to submit a review article, an original research article or a short communication to topics related to the identification, isolation, characterization and potential application of antimicrobial proteins from filamentous fungi. In particular, we welcome manuscripts that provide new insights into all aspects of the antimicrobial mode of action, structure and phylogeny from authors who are actively researching these topics.Dr. Florentine Marx
Dr. László Galgóczy
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- filamentous fungi
- antimicrobial peptide and protein
- mode of action
- protein structure