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Volume 5, Issue 6-1, December 2016, Page: 5-9
Antimicrobial Peptides with Plant Origin
Zdraveva Petranka, Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Medical University of Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria
Yotova Maya, Medical College, Medical University of Pleven, Pleven, Bulgaria
Kaloyanov Kaloyan, Department of Pharmacology, Pharmacotherapy and Toxicology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Medical University of Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria
Pencheva Ivanka, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Medical University of Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria
Received: Mar. 14, 2016;       Accepted: Mar. 16, 2016;       Published: Dec. 8, 2016
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijnfs.s.2016050601.12      View  3804      Downloads  142
According to the World Health Organization plants are one of the best sources to obtain a huge variety of biologically active compounds. Human population during centuries has used plants and plants extracts in ethno medicine to cure wide range of diseases. In the scope of modern methods of isolation and purification of different plant substances, antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) give us the opportunity to have a new ally in the fight with different microbial pathogens. Possible future uses of AMPs derived from plants could be either as a new class of anti-infective medications or as bio-preservatives in foods and beverages.
Plant AMPs, Antimicrobial Action, AMPs Properties
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Zdraveva Petranka, Yotova Maya, Kaloyanov Kaloyan, Pencheva Ivanka, Antimicrobial Peptides with Plant Origin, International Journal of Nutrition and Food Sciences. Special Issue: Analytical and Microbiological Characterization of Antimicrobial Peptides. Vol. 5, No. 6-1, 2016, pp. 5-9. doi: 10.11648/j.ijnfs.s.2016050601.12
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