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ready Antimicrobial Peptide Database


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The Antimicrobial Peptide Database (APD) contains information on antimicrobial peptides from across a wide taxonomic range. It includes a glossary, nomenclature, classification, information search, prediction, design, and statistics of AMPs. The antimicrobial peptides in this database contain less than 100 amino acid residues, are in the mature and active form, and primarily from natural sources, ranging from bacteria, fungi, plants, to animals.


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Created in 2003

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How to cite this record APD; Antimicrobial Peptide Database; DOI:; Last edited: June 25, 2021, 2:44 p.m.; Last accessed: Jul 27 2021 1:14 p.m.

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APD: the Antimicrobial Peptide Database.

Wang Z., Wang G.,
Nucleic Acids Res. 2004

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APD3: the antimicrobial peptide database as a tool for research and education.

Wang G,Li X,Wang Z
Nucleic Acids Res 2015

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APD2: the updated antimicrobial peptide database and its application in peptide design.

Wang G,Li X,Wang Z
Nucleic Acids Res 2008

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  • R01AI105147 (U.S. National Library of Medicine)