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Host Defense Peptides and Their Potential as Therapeutic Agents

Editors: Epand, Richard M. (Ed.)

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  • Summarizes the latest developments in host defense peptides research
  • Explores potential therapeutic applications of host defense peptides
  • Written by international experts of host defense peptide research
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This book offers an overview of our current understanding of host defense peptides and their potential for clinical applications as well as some of the obstacles to this. The chapters, written by leading experts in the field, detail the number and diversity of host defense peptides, and discuss the therapeutic potential not only of antibacterial, but also of antifungal, antiviral, plant antimicrobial and anticancer host defense peptides. The authors provide new insights into their mechanisms of action and their immunomodulatory properties, and review recent advances in the design of novel therapeutic molecules. Lastly, their potential to prevent preterm births and Staphylococcus aureus infections is highlighted. The book is of interest to researchers, industry and clinicians alike.

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RICHARD M. EPAND Professor Emeritus McMaster University Dept. of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences 4H28 Health Sciences Centre Hamilton, Ontario Canada L8S 4K1 Tel. 905-525-9140 ext. 22073 Email: epand@mcmaster.ca 450 publications

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Host Defense Peptides and Their Potential as Therapeutic Agents
Editors
  • Richard M. Epand
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-32949-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-32949-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-32947-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-81406-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 321
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations, 32 illustrations in colour
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