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Antimicrobial peptides in Urticina eques and Echinus esculentus. Isolation, characterisation, and structure-activity relationship studies
(Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2016-12-09)
Bacterial resistance to antibiotics has become a serious global problem. Infections that once were easily cured with antibiotics have now become nearly impossible to treat. Thus, there is a desperate need for new antibacterial drugs. Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are a diverse group of compounds. Amongst their unique features are their ability to kill bacteria (often both Gram-positive and Gram-negative) ...