Antibacterial Peptide Protocols

  • William M. Shafer

Part of the Methods In Molecular Biology™ book series (MIMB, volume 78)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-X
  2. Origins and Development of Peptide Antibiotic Research

  3. Isolation and Characterization of Antibacterial Peptides

    1. Shun-ichiro Kawabata, Sadaaki Iwanaga
      Pages 51-61
    2. Tatsushi Muta, Sadaaki Iwanaga
      Pages 63-71
    3. Martha M. Juban, Maryam M. Javadpour, Mary D. Barkley
      Pages 73-78
    4. Martha M. Juban, Maryam M. Javadpour, Mary D. Barkley
      Pages 79-84
    5. Xiaotang Wang, Kathleen M. Morden
      Pages 85-112
  4. Molecular Biology of Antibacterial Peptides

    1. Alessandro Tossi, Marco Scocchi, Margherita Zanetti, Renato Gennaro, Paola Storici, Domenico Romeo
      Pages 133-150
  5. Assay Systems for Studying Antibacterial Peptides

    1. Deborah A. Steinberg, Robert I. Lehrer
      Pages 169-186
    2. Shafique Fidai, Susan W. Farmer, Robert E. W. Hancock
      Pages 187-204
    3. Eduardo A. Groisman, Arden Aspedon
      Pages 205-215
    4. Daniel J. Brackett, Megan R. Lerner, H. Anne Pereira
      Pages 247-255
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 257-259

About this book


In Antibacterial Peptide Protocols, leading authorities review for the first time in one volume all the major biochemical, molecular, bacteriological, and physical techniques available to assess antimicrobial peptides. These state-of-the-art methods ensure easily reproducible results in such important procedures as the isolation and characterization of antimicrobial peptides, the molecular characterization of genes encoding antimicrobial peptides, and the use of expression systems to isolate peptides. Bioassays and microbial genetic techniques are also included, as are antibacterial assays as the final readout system.

These methods detailed in Antibacterial Peptide Protocols will play an important role in the treatment of infectious diseases, particularly with the increasing problem of multidrug-resistant microbes and the relative dearth of new antibiotics being provided by pharmaceutical companies.

Editors and affiliations

  • William M. Shafer
    • 1
  1. 1.Emory University School of MedicineAtlanta

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 1997
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-0-89603-408-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59259-564-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1064-3745
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6029
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