BaAMPs -Biofilm-active AMPs database
Posted on May 18, 2015
Check out BaAMPs, the first database dedicated to antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) specifically tested against microbial biofilms.
Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are increasingly being considered as novel agents against biofilms. The development of AMP-based anti-biofilm strategies strongly relies on the design of sequences optimized to target specific features of sessile bacterial/fungal communities. Although several AMP databases have been created and successfully exploited for AMP design, all of these use data collected on peptides tested against planktonic microorganisms. Here, an open-access, manually curated database of AMPs specifically assayed against microbial biofilms (BaAMPs) is presented for the first time.
Researchers are encouraged to contribute to the database by uploading peptide sequences and experimental data, which will be made available upon validation by the administrators.
BaAMPs is a project supported by Nanoscience Institute of CNR (national research council) and Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) in collaboration with Scuola Normale Superiore (SNS) and University of Pisa (UniPI).