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Title A new model for analyzing antimicrobial peptides with biomedical applications / edited by Edwin L. Cooper, Alain Beschin and Martin Bilej.
Imprint Amsterdam : IOS ; Tokyo : Ohmsha, 2002.

Series NATO science series. Series I, Life and behavioural sciences, 1566-7693 ; v. 343
NATO science series. Series I, Life and behavioural sciences ; v. 343. 1566-7693
Subject Peptide antibiotics -- Congresses.
Earthworms -- Congresses.
Antimicrobial Cationic Peptides -- analysis.
Annelida -- immunology.
Biomedical Technology.
Alt Name Beschin, Alain.
Bilej, M.
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 193 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Preface; Contents; Introduction to the Earthworm Immune System; Coelomocytes (Leukocytes); Antimicrobial Activity and Cytotoxicity; Other Annelid Models: Leeches; Other Invertebrate Models; Mitogenic, Lectin and Cytokine-like Activities; Activities against Parasites; Summary and Perspectives; Bibliography of Edwin L. Cooper emphasizing on earthworms (1966-2002); Author Index.
Summary This volume first presents evidence for the earthworm's immune system; the results strongly suggest that certain molecules of the earthworm's immune system may be exploited as natural antibiotics - thus the biomedical applications.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0585458561 (electronic bk.)
9780585458564 (electronic bk.)
1586032372 (IOS Press)
9781586032371 (IOS Press)
OCLC # 53011397
Additional Format Print version: New model for analyzing antimicrobial peptides with biomedical applications. Amsterdam : IOS ; Tokyo : Ohmsha, 2002 4274905314 1586032372 (OCoLC)50993725

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