Anti-microbial peptides (AMPs), which also are called host defence peptides, are broadspectrum antibiotics shown to kill among others bacteria, enveloped viruses, and fungi. AMPs are amphipathic, which enables them to partition into the membrane lipid bilayer. This ability does not necessarily allow for membrane permeabilisation (see Cell penetrating peptides).
The secondary structure of antimicrobial peptides typically falls into four categories;
3.) beta hairpin or loop such as Mundticin
4.) extended such as Indolicidin
A range of AMPs are available in our catalogue, but you can have any peptide custom made to suit your requirements.
Innovagen has serviced the research community since 1992. In that time we have been providing various AMPs to laboratories all over the world. You and your project will benefit from our experience and our commitment to providing excellent quality and customer service.
Examples of references of customers using our antimicrobial peptides include;
M. Chromek, Z. Slamová, P. Bergman, L. Kovács, L. Podracká, I. Ehrén, T. Hökfelt, G.H. Gudmundsson, R.L. Gallo, B. Agerberth & A. Brauner. 2006.
The antimicrobial peptide cathelicidin protects the urinary tract against invasive bacterial infection.
Nature Medicine 2006 12:636-641
M.W. Hornef, K. Pütsep, J. Karlsson, E. Refai & M.Andersson. 2004.
Increased diversity of intestinal antimicrobial peptides by covalent dimer formation.
Nature Immunology 5, 836 - 843 (2004)
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