Special Issue "Antimicrobial Peptides Fighting against Bacterial Infections"

A special issue of Antibiotics (ISSN 2079-6382). This special issue belongs to the section "Antimicrobial Peptides".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2023) | Viewed by 188

Special Issue Editors

Department of Oral Biology, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY, USA
Interests: antimicrobial peptides; antifungal resistance; biofilm; fungal infection; candida albicans; oral infections; proteases; cell signaling; host pathogen interactions
Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Wrocław, Poland
Interests: bioactive lipopeptides; antimicrobial peptides; microbial adhesion and biofilm formation; drug-protein interaction; lipopeptide-membrane interaction
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Nowadays, antibiotic resistance is rising to dangerously high levels in the entire world as microorganisms develop new resistance mechanisms that are emerging and spreading globally. In order to find and develop new strategies to fight bacterial infections, antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) represent a viable option. Antimicrobial peptides are part of the innate immune system, which represents the first line of defense against infections; for this reason, researchers have started to show interest in the investigation of antimicrobial peptides, as it has been shown that AMPs have the ability to kill multidrug-resistant bacteria with the advantage of not easily inducing resistance, an ability that makes them great alternative drug candidates.

This Special Issue welcomes research articles and reviews that cover the latest experimental and computational works, syntheses, mechanistic understanding and applications, and any biological activities related to the therapeutic potential of antimicrobial peptides, with the final aim of developing new agents for the treatment of bacterial infections.

Dr. Rohitashw Kumar
Dr. Tomasz Janek
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • antibiotic resistance
  • antimicrobial peptides
  • antibacterial peptides
  • bacterial infection
  • multidrug-resistant bacteria
  • peptide structure
  • bioinformatics

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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