Book 2016

Host Defense Peptides and Their Potential as Therapeutic Agents

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ISBN: 978-3-319-32947-5 (Print) 978-3-319-32949-9 (Online)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-x

  2. Biological Targets of Host Defense Peptides

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Chapter

      Pages 3-26

      Diversity in Host Defense Antimicrobial Peptides

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      Chapter

      Pages 27-55

      Antifungal Host Defense Peptides

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      Chapter

      Pages 57-94

      Antiviral Host Defence Peptides

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      Chapter

      Pages 95-109

      Anticancer Peptides: Prospective Innovation in Cancer Therapy

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      Chapter

      Pages 111-136

      Plant Antimicrobial Peptides

  3. Immune Modulation by Host Defense Peptides

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 137-137

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      Chapter

      Pages 139-158

      Host Defense Peptides and the Eicosanoid Cascade

  4. Development of Resistance

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 159-159

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      Chapter

      Pages 161-204

      Bacterial Resistance to Host Defence Peptides

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      Chapter

      Pages 205-226

      Engineered OAKs Against Antibiotic Resistance and for Bacterial Detection

  5. Recent Advances in Engineering Host Defense Peptides

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 227-227

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      Chapter

      Pages 229-252

      Structural Analysis of Amphibian, Insect, and Plant Host Defense Peptides Inspires the Design of Novel Therapeutic Molecules

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      Chapter

      Pages 253-290

      How to Teach Old Antibiotics New Tricks

  6. Therapeutic Perspectives

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 291-291

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      Chapter

      Pages 293-299

      Antimicrobial Peptides and Preterm Birth

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      Chapter

      Pages 301-321

      Host Defense Peptides and Their Advancements in Translational Staphylococcus aureus Research