Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. D. M. E. Bowdish, D. J. Davidson, R. E. W. Hancock
    Pages 27-66
  3. B. Agerberth, G. H. Guðmundsson
    Pages 67-90
  4. M. R. Yeaman, A. S. Bayer
    Pages 111-152
  5. D. M. Laube, S. Yim, L. K. Ryan, K. O. Kisich, G. Diamond
    Pages 153-182
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 259-265

About this book


Microbes are in our midst soon after birth. Thankfully, the number of harmless (and often beneficial) microbes far outnumber those that would do us harm. Our ability to ward-off pathogens in our environment, including those that can colonize our exterior and/or interior surfaces, depends on the integrative action of the innate and adaptive immunity systems. This volume of CTMI, entitled Antimicrobial Peptides and Human Disease, is dedicated to the role of antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) in the innate host defense system of homo sapiens.


Toll-like receptors bacterial vaginitis biofilm formation candida vaginitis cathelicidins cationic antimicrobial peptides chemokine production cystic fibrosis defensins endogenous peptide antibiotics hepcidin host defense peptides innate immunity iron metabolism skin defensive barrier trichomoniasis tuberculosis

Editors and affiliations

  • William M. Shafer
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Microbiology and Immunology, 3001 Rollins Research CenterEmory University School of MedicineAtlantaUSA

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