The Antimicrobial Peptide Database (APD) contains 2349 antimicrobial peptides (214 bacteriocins, 305 plant AMPs, 12 fungal AMPs, and 1771 animal host defense peptides) with the following activity:
AMPs with chemotactic activity
A manually curated database resource, whose peptide entries were collected based on a set of criteria (see About)
310 unique structures annotated and over 200 with coordinates deposited in the PDB can be rotated, zoomed, and viewed.
This database consists of a pipeline of search functions for you to search for peptide information using APD ID, peptide name, amino acid sequence, peptide motif, chemical modification, length, charge, hydrophobic content, PDB ID, 3D structure, methods for structural determination, peptide source organism, peptide family name, life domains (bacteria, protozoan, fungi, plants, animals), antimicrobial activities, synergistic effects, target microbes, molecular targets, mechanism of action, contributing authors, and year of publication.
In addition, you can access the APD Peptide Calculator here.
BOOK: "Antimicrobial Peptides: Discovery, Design and Novel Therapeutic Strategies" (edited by Wang, G.), CABI, England, 2010.
CITE: 1. Wang, G., Li, X. and Wang, Z. (2009) APD2: the updated antimicrobial peptide database and its application in peptide design.
Nucleic Acids Research 37, D933-D937. Paper PDF
2. Wang, Z. and Wang, G. (2004) APD: the antimicrobial peptide database.
Nucleic Acids Research 32, D590-D592.] Paper PDF