AMP Antiviral News

To promote the research and education of antimicrobial peptides (AMPs), the APD now welcomes your submission of AMP news on your research. Please email a link for the news to Dr. Wang (email: Due to the global impact of SARS-CoV-2, more attention has been paid to antiviral peptide news.

Dec 22, 2023: Scorpion venom peptides inhibit SARS-CoV-2 at IC50 of 200 nM. See AP03940

July 2023: Human cathelicidin LL-37 can facilitate the delivery of specific and efficient CRISPR/Cas9 system targeting HPV16 oncogenes

May 2023: Novel Polymyxin-Inspired Peptidomimetics Targeting the SARS-CoV-2 Spike:hACE2 Interface

Nov 15, 2022: In silico identification of SARS-Cov-2 peptide inhibitors

Oct 22, 2022: Vitamin D enhances type I IFN signaling in COVID-19 patients

April 25, 2022: Improved database filtering technology succeeded in designing ab initio antiviral peptides against Zika viruses and SARS-Cov-2

June 26, 2021: Human defensins HNPs1-3, HD5, and a theta-defensin RC101 inhibit SARS-COV2 via blocking viral entry

June 11, 2021: Human cathelicidin LL-37 inhibit SARS-COV2 by binding to the receptor-binding domain of S1 (11.2 nM), thereby decreasing the recruitment of ACE2

May 28, 2020: Vitamin D deficiency and air pollution worsen COVID-19 due to suppressing LL-37

May 11, 2020: Expression of LL-37 to treat COVID-19 patients (Not reviewed manuscript)

April 1, 2020: Lectin-like Intestinal Defensin HD5 Inhibits 2019-nCoV (SARS-CoV2) Spike binding to the ACE2 receptor (unreviewed report)

March 22, 2020: Engineered human cathelicidin LL-37 peptides inhibit Ebola virus infection

March 3, 2020: Opossum Cathelicidins Exhibit Activity Against West Nile Virus

Jun 17, 2019: Low cationicity is important for systemic in vivo efficacy of database designed peptides against MRSA

Jan 10, 2018: A new gel against deadly, drug-resistant superbugs

Jan 10, 2018: LL-37 inhibits Zika virus

April 21, 2017: Frog Urumin against influenza A virus H1N1

April 17, 2017: Potential Antibiotic from a Dragon's Blood

April 3, 2017: Strategy to enhance activity

Nov. 4, 2016: New AMP kills resistant strains

Sept 22, 2016: Plant AMPs Targets Dental Plaque and Gum Tissues

Jan 5, 2015: Fat Isn't All Bad

Nov 2009: RTD-1 prevents mouse death infected with SARS-CoV

Nov 2007: Human cathelicidin LL-37 inhibits HIV-1

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