The APD News 2019
June 17, 2019: There are 29 new AMPs reported in 2019 in the APD.
June 12, 2019: Updated AMP timeline
The APD News 2018
Dec 24, 2018: There are 72 new antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) reported in 2018 in the APD.
Nov 20, 2018: The search icons for anti-toxin, anti-MRSA, anti-inflammatory and ion channel inhibitors have been enabled. These functions were initially annotated in the Add Info field. As described in the APD3 paper, AMPs against ANY pathogen, including the ESKAPE pathogens, can be searched in this original database. Such search functions were accumulated in the APD in the past 15 years and will continute to grow with time.
Jan 5, 2018: AMP classification page updated (in the APD, an amino acid-rich AMP is defined as having a specific aa at least 30%, e.g. Trp-rich, Asp-rich).
The APD News 2017
Jan 23, 2018: There are 130 new antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) reported in 2017 in the APD.
Dec 27, 2017: Timeline was updated.
July 24, 2017: Thanks to the IT who repaired the APD server on the same day to minimize its downtime!
May 1, 2017: "Surface immobilized AMPs" are now annotated in the APD as well.
April 18, 2017: Created "AMP News". You're welcome to submit your news.
March 7-15, 2017: Updated "About" and created "Conference".
The APD News 2016
Dec 30, 2016: There are 100 new natural antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) reported in 2016 that have been added to the APD.
Oct 17, 2016: The About and Links interfaces were updated. The links now only list online accesible databases for AMPs (see the references for a historic list containing old ones).
June 8, 2016: The AMP search interface was updated.
April 30, 2016: 3D structures updated.
January 4, 2016: The APD3 paper is now published with 2619 entries.
The APD News 2015
December 30, 2015: There are 124 AMPs reported in 2015 in the APD.
November 23, 2015: A manuscript that describes the third version of the APD (APD3) was published online.
April 1, 2015: Antimicrobial peptide Discovery Timeline version 2015 is now available.
March 23, 2015: Antimicrobial peptides in 2014, a highlight of the 2014 AMP research.
January 12, 2015: A universal peptide classification method based on the covalent linking patterns of polypeptide chains.
The APD News 2014
December 2014: The AMP search interface was updated.
December 30, 2014: There are 136 AMPs reported in 2014 that have been registered into the APD.
November 25, 2014: From the main page of the APD, you can download the APD peptide sequences in the FASTA format (converted by Dong Chuan). Email Dr. Wang (firstname.lastname@example.org) if the EXCEL format is preferred.
August 30, 2014: The icon search for antimalarial peptides as well as AMPs with antioxidant or protease inhibitory activity was enabled.
May 26, 2014: The APD links page was expanded to include some AMP prediction programs.
February 14, 2014: Additional APD links were enabled for you to directly rotate and view the 3D structure of AMPs deposited into the Protein Data Bank (PDB).
January 2, 2014: The tools web page was established to allow you to explore other aspects of antimicrobial peptides (AMPs).
The APD News 2013
December 30, 2013: There are 134 AMPs reported in 2013 in the APD.
November 2013: The prediction interface of the APD was updated. It makes prediction based on the peptide parameter space determined by the APD database as well as sequence homology search in the database.
The APD News 2012
December 30, 2012: There are 145 AMPs reported in 2012 in the APD.
August 2012: Ab initio design based on database filtering technology is demonstrated.
The APD News 2011
December 30, 2011: There are 275 AMPs reported in 2011 in the APD.
The APD News 2010
December 30, 2010: There are 111 AMPs reported in 2010 in the APD.
November 2010: A systematic 3D structrural classification of AMPs was published in Chapter 1, Antimicrobial Peptides.
March 2010: Database-guided search and improvement of anti-HIV peptides is demonstrated.
The APD News 2009
Dec 30, 2009: There are 124 AMPs reported in 2009 in the APD.
Jan 2009: The article that describes the second version of the APD database with 1228 entries (APD2) was published.
The APD News 2008
December 30, 2008: There are 142 AMPs reported in 2008 in the APD.
The APD News 2007
December 30, 2007: There are 128 AMPs reported in 2007 in the APD.
The APD News 2006
December 30, 2006: There are 147 AMPs reported in 2006 in the APD.
The APD News 2005
December 30, 2005: There are 102 AMPs reported in 2005 in the APD.
The APD News 2004
December 30, 2004: There are 109 AMPs reported in 2004 in the APD.
January 1, 2004: The birth of the Antimicrobial Peptide Database (APD) was announced in Nucleic Acids Research.
The APD News 2003
December 30, 2003: There are 112 AMPs reported in 2003 in the APD.
August 2003: The Antimicrobial Peptide Database with 525 AMP entries was first online.