Mining for hidden antimicrobial peptides in the human proteome

The human proteome can be algorithmically mined to identify thousands of encrypted peptides, encoded in proteins with biological function unrelated to the immune system, that display antibacterial activity in vivo.

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The cover illustrates that the human proteome can be algorithmically mined to identify thousands of encrypted peptides with antibacterial activity.

See Torres et al.

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Pep Pàmies

Chief Editor, Nature Biomedical Engineering, Nature Research