A database dedicated to antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) specifically tested against microbial biofilms. The aim of this project is to provide useful resources for the study of AMPs against biofilms to microbiologist, bioinformatics researcher and medical scientist working in this field in an open-access framework. In BaAMPs, information related to AMP sequence, chemical modifications, associated with target organisms, experimental methods, peptide concentration and percentage of biofilm inhibition/reduction, are manually extracted and curated from literature. Furthermore, peptides and experimental data are linked to the DOI of the related original article, allowing users to reach the on-line article page. Thanks to its sleek and intuitive web interface, users can rapidly query and retrieve information on AMPs/biofilms according to the desired search criteria.
NEST, Istituto Nanoscienze-CNR and Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy; Center for Nanotechnology Innovation @NEST, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Pisa, Italy; Dipartimento di Ricerca Traslazionale e delle Nuove Tecnologie in Medicina e Chirurgia, Università di Pisa, Pisa, Italy
BaAMPs funding source(s)
This work was supported by funds from Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Istituto Nanoscienze and University of Pisa.