Prokaryotic Antimicrobial Peptides

From Genes to Applications

  • Djamel Drider
  • Sylvie Rebuffat

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction: History, Current Knowledge, and Future Research on Antimicrobial Peptides

  3. Classification of Prokaryotic Antimicrobial Peptides

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. Mary C. Rea, R. Paul Ross, Paul D. Cotter, Colin Hill
      Pages 29-53
  4. Isolation, Purification, and Production of Antimicrobial Peptides

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Anne de Jong, Auke J. van Heel, Oscar P. Kuipers
      Pages 75-80
    3. Luis M. Cintas, Carmen Herranz, Pablo E. Hernández
      Pages 115-143
  5. Genetics, Biosynthesis, Structure, and Mode of Action of AMP from Gram-Positive Bacteria

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. Anneke Kuipers, Rick Rink, Gert N. Moll
      Pages 147-169
    3. Yanath Belguesmia, Karim Naghmouchi, Nour-Eddine Chihib, Djamel Drider
      Pages 171-195
    4. Jon Nissen-Meyer, Camilla Oppegård, Per Rogne, Helen Sophie Haugen, Per Eugen Kristiansen
      Pages 197-212
    5. Leah A. Martin-Visscher, Marco J. van Belkum, John C. Vederas
      Pages 213-236
    6. Shun Iwatani, Takeshi Zendo, Kenji Sonomoto
      Pages 237-252
  6. Genetics, Biosynthesis, Structure, and Mode of Action of AMP from Gram-Negative Bacteria

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 253-253
    2. Miklos de Zamaroczy, Mathieu Chauleau
      Pages 255-287
    3. Konstantin Severinov, Ekaterina Semenova, Teymur Kazakov
      Pages 289-308
    4. Gaëlle Vassiliadis, Delphine Destoumieux-Garzón, Jean Peduzzi
      Pages 309-332
  7. Applications and Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 351-351
    2. Antonio Gálvez, Hikmate Abriouel, Nabil Ben Omar, Rosario Lucas
      Pages 353-390
    3. L. M. T. Dicks, T. D. J. Heunis, D. A. van Staden, A. Brand, K. Sutyak Noll, M. L. Chikindas
      Pages 391-421
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 441-451

About this book


The book provides an overview of the advancement of fundamental knowledge and applications of antimicrobial peptides in biomedical, agricultural, veterinary, food, and cosmetic products. Antimicrobial peptides stand as potentially great alternatives to current antibiotics, and most research in this newly-created area has been published in journals and other periodicals. It is the editors’ opinion that it is timely to sum up the most important achievements in the field and provide the scientific community with a reference book. The goals of this project include illustrating the achievements made so far, debating the state of the art, and drawing new perspectives.

Editors and affiliations

  • Djamel Drider
    • 1
  • Sylvie Rebuffat
    • 2
  1. 1.Nantes-Atlantic Natl. College of Vet. Me, Food Sci. & Eng.ONIRISNantesFrance
  2. 2.Dépt. Régulations, Développement et, Diversité MoléculaireMuséum National d'Histoire NaturelleParisFrance

Bibliographic information