Birkhäuser Advances in Infectious Diseases

Antimicrobial Peptides

Role in Human Health and Disease

Editors: Harder, Jürgen, Schröder, Jens-M. (Eds.)

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  • Presents state-of-the-art of research on antimicrobial peptides in human medicine
  • Elucidates the immunomodulatory aspects of AMP
  • Discusses the potential therapeutic use of AMP
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This book focuses on the importance of human antimicrobial peptides (AMP) in keeping the host healthy and preventing infectious diseases. The first chapters deal with several examples of the role of AMP in different epithelial organs (skin and wound healing, eye, lung, genito-urinary tract, gut), which are exposed to different kinds of infectious microorganisms and as a result produce different patterns of AMP. Examples of the dysregulation of AMP expression and function promoting infections are discussed. The capacity of AMP to restrict the availability of essential metals to bacteria as an efficient antibacterial strategy in nutritional immunity is discussed in the next chapter. Our current understanding of how vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, influences AMP-expression and how this can affect our health is also addressed. Last but not least, the role of AMP in HIV infection and the immunomodulatory properties of AMP highlight the diverse facets of AMP in host immunity. AMP’s specific functions, including in fighting multi-resistant bacteria, suggest that they may offer therapeutic benefits – a question that is discussed in the final chapter.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Antimicrobial Peptides
Book Subtitle
Role in Human Health and Disease
Editors
  • Jürgen Harder
  • Jens-M. Schröder
Series Title
Birkhäuser Advances in Infectious Diseases
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-24199-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-24199-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-24197-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-79588-1
Series ISSN
2504-3811
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 158
Number of Illustrations
10 illustrations in colour
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