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Host-defence peptides from the glandular secretions of amphibians: structure and activity

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Covering: up to the end of 2005

This review covers the literature on the subject of biologically active peptides from the glands of amphibians. These include neuropeptides, antimicrobial and anticancer active peptides, antiviral agents, fungicides and peptides which complex with Ca2+ calmodulin. Other topics covered include sex pheromones from amphibians, and the use of peptide profiling to differentiate between species and different populations of the same species.

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Submitted
01 Mar 2006
First published
31 Mar 2006

Nat. Prod. Rep., 2006,23, 368-393
Article type
Review Article

Host-defence peptides from the glandular secretions of amphibians: structure and activity

T. L. Pukala, J. H. Bowie, V. M. Maselli, I. F. Musgrave and M. J. Tyler, Nat. Prod. Rep., 2006, 23, 368
DOI: 10.1039/B512118N

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