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Published: 31 January 2013

488 Pages


ISBN: 9780841227484

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Small Wonders

Peptides for Disease Control

Edited by Kanniah Rajasekaran, Jeffrey W. Cary, Jesse M. Jaynes, and Emilio Montesinos

ACS Symposium Series

  • The first book that covers a broad range of peptide technology and its practical application in the agricultural, medical, and pharmaceutical fields
  • The up-to-date reviews and original research presented in this book will be of interest to a diverse audience including scientists in the medical, pharmaceutical, agricultural, chemical and biotechnological fields
  • Will act as a useful reference tool for biochemists, molecular biologists, microbiologists and graduate students engaged in research and the development of peptides
  • Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) have been the driving force behind the development of next-generation therapeutics and preventative medicines as well as in the control of plant diseases
  • Promising medical applications of peptide technology include treatments for bacterial, fungal and viral infections
  • This book represents a timely and much-needed comprehensive update of the literature in the field of peptides for disease control, an important and fast-moving subject area.

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