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Descriptor English: Antimicrobial Cationic Peptides
Descriptor Spanish: Péptidos Catiónicos Antimicrobianos
Descriptor Portuguese: Peptídeos Catiônicos Antimicrobianos
Descriptor French: Peptides antimicrobiens cationiques
Entry term(s): Amphipathic Cationic Antimicrobial Peptides
Antimicrobial Peptides, Cationic
Cationic Antimicrobial Peptides
Cationic Peptides, Antimicrobial
Cationic Proteins, Microbicidal
Defense Peptide, Host
Defense Peptides, Host
Host Defense Peptide
Host Defense Peptides
Microbicidal Cationic Proteins
Peptide, Host Defense
Peptides, Antimicrobial Cationic
Peptides, Cationic Antimicrobial
Peptides, Host Defense
Proteins, Microbicidal Cationic
Tree number(s): D12.644.050
D12.776.543.695.054
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D023181
Scope note: Small cationic peptides that are an important component, in most species, of early innate and induced defenses against invading microbes. In animals they are found on mucosal surfaces, within phagocytic granules, and on the surface of the body. They are also found in insects and plants. Among others, this group includes the DEFENSINS, protegrins, tachyplesins, and thionins. They displace DIVALENT CATIONS from phosphate groups of MEMBRANE LIPIDS leading to disruption of the membrane.
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AI antagonists & inhibitors
AN analysis
BI biosynthesis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
DE drug effects
DF deficiency
EC economics
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PH physiology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UR urine
Pharm Action: Anti-Infective Agents
Previous Indexing: Proteins (1981-2000)
Public MeSH Note: 2001; MICROBICIDAL CATIONIC PROTEINS (now ANTIMICROBIAL CATIONIC PEPTIDES) was indexed under PROTEINS 1981-2000
History Note: 2001; use ANTIMICROBIAL CATIONIC PEPTIDES (NM) to search MICROBICIDAL CATIONIC PROTEINS 1981-2000
Related: Blood Bactericidal Activity MeSH
DeCS ID: 35329
Unique ID: D023181
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 2001/01/01
Date of Entry: 2000/06/21
Revision Date: 2020/05/27
Antimicrobial Cationic Peptides - Preferred
Concept UI M0093656
Scope note Small cationic peptides that are an important component, in most species, of early innate and induced defenses against invading microbes. In animals they are found on mucosal surfaces, within phagocytic granules, and on the surface of the body. They are also found in insects and plants. Among others, this group includes the DEFENSINS, protegrins, tachyplesins, and thionins. They displace DIVALENT CATIONS from phosphate groups of MEMBRANE LIPIDS leading to disruption of the membrane.
Preferred term Antimicrobial Cationic Peptides
Entry term(s) Antimicrobial Peptides, Cationic
Cationic Antimicrobial Peptides
Cationic Peptides, Antimicrobial
Cationic Proteins, Microbicidal
Defense Peptide, Host
Defense Peptides, Host
Host Defense Peptide
Host Defense Peptides
Microbicidal Cationic Proteins
Peptide, Host Defense
Peptides, Antimicrobial Cationic
Peptides, Cationic Antimicrobial
Peptides, Host Defense
Proteins, Microbicidal Cationic
Amphipathic Cationic Antimicrobial Peptides - Narrower
Concept UI M0507776
Preferred term Amphipathic Cationic Antimicrobial Peptides



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