Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs)

Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are a class of small peptides that widely exist in nature and they are an important part of the innate immune system of different organisms.

AMPs have a wide range of inhibitory effects against bacteria, fungi, parasites and viruses.

The emergence of antibiotic-resistant microorganisms and the increasing of concerns about the use of antibiotics resulted in the development of AMPs, which have a good application prospect in medicine, food, animal husbandry, agriculture and aquaculture.

Classification of antimicrobial peptides.

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