Antimicrobial Peptide as a Novel Antibiotic for Multi-Drug Resistance "Super-bacteria"

다제내성 슈퍼박테리아에 대한 새로운 항생제인 항균 펩타이드

  • Park, Seong-Cheol (Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Sunchon National University) ;
  • Nah, Jae-Woon (Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Sunchon National University)
  • 박성철 (순천대학교 공과대학교 고분자공학과) ;
  • 나재운 (순천대학교 공과대학교 고분자공학과)
  • Published : 2012.10.10


According to the requirement of novel antimicrobial agents for the rapidly increasing emergence of multi-drug resistant pathogenic microbes, a number of researchers have found new antibiotics to overcome this resistance. Among them, antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are host defense molecules found in a wide variety of invertebrate, plant, and animal species, and are promising to new antimicrobial candidates in pharmatherapeutic fields. Therefore, this review introduces the antimicrobial action of antimicrobial peptide and ongoing development as a pharmetherapeutic agent.


antimicrobial peptide;multi-drug resistance;biofilm;MRSA;lipopolysaccharide


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