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dc.contributor.authorSmith, Valerie Jane
dc.contributor.authorDesbois, Andrew Paul
dc.contributor.authorDyrynda, Elisabeth
dc.identifier.citationSmith , V J , Desbois , A P & Dyrynda , E 2010 , ' Conventional and unconventional antimicrobials from fish, marine invertebrates and micro-algae ' , Marine Drugs , vol. 8 , no. 4 , pp. 1213-1262 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 3971178
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 049b407c-539c-4518-a6b6-0d91fcfcd342
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 77952579210
dc.description.abstractAll 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.
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dc.rights© 2010 by the authors; licensee Molecular Diversity Preservation International, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open-access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution license (
dc.subjectAntimicrobial peptidesen
dc.subjectFatty acidsen
dc.subjectInnate defenceen
dc.subjectQH301 Biologyen
dc.titleConventional and unconventional antimicrobials from fish, marine invertebrates and micro-algaeen
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Biologyen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Scottish Oceans Instituteen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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