Special Issue "Antimicrobial Peptides: From Synthesis to Application"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2020.
Interests: self-assembled monolayers, surface modification, grafted anti-microbial peptides, bacterial biofilms, antibacterial surfaces, peptides modifications, peptides chirality
Bacterial resistance to current antibiotic treatments is a growing cause for concern. Nosocomial and medical device-induced biofilm infections affect millions of lives and urgently require novel therapeutic approaches to overcome this alarming issue. Development of new antimicrobial strategies is an emergent topic and both natural and synthetic propositions are currently under testing for clinical approval and use. Among those, antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) make promising candidates to prevent bacterial infection. Over the past few decades, antimicrobial peptides have yielded fascinating research and perspectives due to the huge number of natural peptides that can be found in nature.
This Special Issue of Molecules will be devoted to the molecular and structural diversity of AMPs with a focus on genome-mining approaches to explore the biodiversity of AMP sequences. It will also cover different functional aspects, such as mechanism of action, molecular evolution, acquisition of multiple functions, and surface functionalization with AMPs to fight biofilm formation or as carrier agents. The application field will be covered through the interactions between antimicrobial peptides and microbiotas or resistance to antimicrobial peptides and their therapeutic applications.
Dr. Vincent Humblot
Manuscript Submission Information
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- antimicrobial peptides
- diversity (origins, structures, and biological activities)
- vectorization and formulation
- microbial ecology
- microbial resistance
- surface functionalization