Title: Apoptosis-inducing antifungal peptides and proteins
Authors: De Brucker, Katrijn ×
Cammue, Bruno
Thevissen, Karin #
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Portland Press
Series Title: Biochemical Society Transactions vol:39 pages:1527-1532
Abstract: Despite the availability of various classes of antimycotics, the treatment of patients with systemic fungal
infections is challenging. Therefore the development of new antifungals is urgently required. Promising
new antifungal candidates are antimicrobial peptides. In the present review, we provide an overview of
antifungal peptides isolated from plants, insects, amphibians and mammals that induce apoptosis. Their
antifungal spectrum, mode of action and toxicity are discussed in more detail.
ISSN: 0300-5127
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Centre of Microbial and Plant Genetics
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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