Home Abstract

Antimicrobial Peptides: A Review on its Types, Mechanism of Action, Synthesis and Therapeutic Applications

Received On: 26/04/2016
Accepted On: 30/04/2016


Mondal, N.R., Jagdale, D.M.

Author's Affiliation


Over last two decade, conventional antimicrobial drugs are losing their effectiveness due to drug resistance which may lead to serious problems. As a result there is a need for continuous research on other treatment approaches, one of which is antimicrobial peptides. Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are small (6 to 100 amino acid) amphipathic molecules with wide range activity against bacteria, protozoa, yeast, fungi, viruses and tumor cells. A large numbers of antimicrobial peptides are under the pre-clinical and clinical trials for treatment of lethal infections. In this review, we have discussed the different types of AMPs, its mechanism of action, synthesis and therapeutic applications.


Antimicrobial Peptides, α-Helical, Antibiotic Resistance

Cite This Article

Mondal, N.R., Jagdale, D.M. (2016). Antimicrobial Peptides: A Review on its Types, Mechanism of Action, Synthesis and Therapeutic Applications, International Journal for Pharmaceutical Research Scholars (IJPRS), 5(2), 72-81.

Recent Articles

Get FREE Updates for Upcoming
Pharma News, Jobs & Conferences

You have successfully subscribed to the newsletter

There was an error while trying to send your request. Please try again.

IJPRS will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing.