Special Issue "The Antimicrobial Peptides and Their Therapeutic Potential"

A special issue of Medicina (ISSN 1648-9144). This special issue belongs to the section "Infectious Disease".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2024 | Viewed by 71

Special Issue Editor

Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Genetics, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, TX 76107, USA
Interests: antimicrobial peptides; cancer therapy; antimicrobial resistance; sepsis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The Special Issue of this journal, titled "The Antimicrobial Peptides and Their Therapeutic Potential", explores the critical role of antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) and their promising therapeutic applications. AMPs are naturally occurring molecules that play a pivotal role in the innate immune system, defending against various pathogens, including bacteria, viruses, and fungi.

This Special Issue delves into the multifaceted aspects of AMPs, encompassing their mechanisms of action, structural diversity, and their ability to combat drug-resistant microbes. Furthermore, it highlights the potential of AMPs in developing novel treatments for infectious diseases, offering a ray of hope in the battle against antibiotic resistance. Contributions in this Special Issue will discuss the latest research findings, clinical trials, and innovative strategies for harnessing AMPs' therapeutic potential. By shedding light on the remarkable properties and applications of these peptides, this collection of articles seeks to advance our understanding of AMPs and pave the way for novel antimicrobial therapies, addressing one of the most pressing challenges in modern medicine.

Dr. Amit K. Tripathi
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • antimicrobial peptides
  • therapeutic potential
  • innate immune system
  • drug-resistant microbes
  • antibiotic resistance
  • mechanisms of action
  • structural diversity
  • novel treatments
  • infectious diseases
  • clinical trials

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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