The Potential of Antimicrobial Peptides as Biocides

Research output: Contribution to journalLiterature reviewpeer-review

118 Citations (Scopus)
369 Downloads (Pure)

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6566-6596
Number of pages31
JournalInternational journal of molecular sciences
Volume12
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Molecular Biology
  • Catalysis
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'The Potential of Antimicrobial Peptides as Biocides'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this