Submission Title

Antimicrobial Peptide Interactions with Bacterial Membranes

Session Number

RS15

Location

Weyerhaeuser 303

Abstract Number

RS15-a

Abstract

Antimicrobial peptides are considering as a possible new therapeutic option to combat increasing bacterial resistance to traditional drugs. They are considered an option due to their mode of action which requires interaction with bacterial membranes that leads to cell death. However, the previously proposed method of action for these peptides only involves interactions with lipid membranes. This study focuses on the binding interactions of peptides with peptidoglycan and lipids.

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Antimicrobial Peptide Interactions with Bacterial Membranes

Weyerhaeuser 303

Antimicrobial peptides are considering as a possible new therapeutic option to combat increasing bacterial resistance to traditional drugs. They are considered an option due to their mode of action which requires interaction with bacterial membranes that leads to cell death. However, the previously proposed method of action for these peptides only involves interactions with lipid membranes. This study focuses on the binding interactions of peptides with peptidoglycan and lipids.