Overview on plant antimicrobial peptides

Ana Maria Benko-Iseppon, Suely Lins Galdino, Tercilio Calsa, Ederson Akio Kido, Alessandro Tossi, Luis Carlos Belarmino, Sergio Crovella

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Mechanisms related to biotic interactions, such as pathogen attack, herbivory and symbiosis are important challenges to higher plants and have been widely studied especially for breeding purposes. The present review focuses on a special category of defense molecules, the plant antimicrobial peptides, providing an overview of their main molecular features and structures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)181-188
Number of pages8
JournalCurrent Protein and Peptide Science
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2010


  • Cyclotide
  • Defensin
  • Hevein-like protein
  • Knotin-type protein
  • Lipid transfer protein (LTP)
  • Pathogenesis related (PR) protein
  • Snakin
  • Thionin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology
  • Molecular Biology

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