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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Conventional and unconventional antimicrobials from fish, marine invertebrates and micro-algae
Author(s): Smith, Valerie J
Desbois, Andrew P
Dyrynda, Elisabeth A
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Keywords: amphipathicity
antimicrobial peptides
fatty acids
innate defence
Issue Date: Apr-2010
Date Deposited: 31-Aug-2012
Citation: Smith VJ, Desbois AP & Dyrynda EA (2010) Conventional and unconventional antimicrobials from fish, marine invertebrates and micro-algae. Marine Drugs, 8 (4), pp. 1213-1262.
Abstract: All eukaryotic organisms, single-celled or multi-cellular, produce a diverse array of natural anti-infective agents that, in addition to conventional antimicrobial peptides, also include proteins and other molecules often not regarded as part of the innate defences. Examples range from histones, fatty acids, and other structural components of cells to pigments and regulatory proteins. These probably represent very ancient defence factors that have been re-used in new ways during evolution. This review discusses the nature, biological role in host protection and potential biotechnological uses of some of these compounds, focusing on those from fish, marine invertebrates and marine micro-algae.
DOI Link: 10.3390/md8041213
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