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ECOTIDE-What is Antimicrobial Peptides?
发布时间:2022-09-28 10:36:47

           Antimicrobial Peptide is actually a group name of polypeptide, which can kill bacteria, fungus or virus and ect.
       So far there are thousands of polypeptides been discovered.



           Natural Antimicrobial Peptides almost exists in the entire biome, which includes bacteria, plant, lowly creature,
       and mammal. It belongs to the main(important) part of the immunity system of biome.

           AMP is responsible for the primary immune response. One function is to kill the bacteria inside of the body,
      another is to stimulate non-specific immunity system. Our product is to focus on gut health, the small animal;
      they cannot secrete too many kinds of peptide so that the ability of resistance to the disease is very weak.
      Therefore we add more peptide in the feed to assist them in.

           For common people:Antimicrobial peptides, shorted for AMPs, are an micro-molecule polypeptides
      with biological activity, which is induced and generated by the body in vivo. It’s consisted of 12 to 60 amino acids.
      AMPs have strong thermostability, broad-spectrum antibacterial and improve immunity. In 1980s, Swedish scientist
      G.Boman and its team firstly found and got AMPs from wild silkworm, which was called Cecropin.
      Since then, more and more AMPs were found from bacteria, fungus, inspects and mammal, even on human.
      With deeper and deeper study on AMPs, it proves that some AMPs also have good effects on fungus, virus and cancer cell.
      So far, AMPs are thought to be the best alternative for antibiotics on animals as a feed additive.

           For professional people: Antimicrobial peptides, are an revolutionaries conserved component of the innate
      immune response and are found among all classes of life. AMPs are generally between 12 to 60 amino acids,
      with strong positively charge. These peptides are potent, broad-spectrum antibacteria which demonstrate potential
      as novel therapeutic agents. They have a variety of antimicrobial activities ranging from membrane permeabilization
      to action on a range of cytoplasmic targets. Antimicrobial peptides have been demonstrated to kill Gram negative
      and Gram positive bacteria enveloped viruses, fungi and even transformed or cancerous cells.
      Unlike the majority of conventional antibiotics it appears as though antimicrobial peptides may also
      have the ability to enhance immunity by functioning as immunomodulators.