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Pure Appl. Chem., 2007, Vol. 79, No. 4, pp. 717-728

Influence of C-terminal amidation on the antimicrobial and hemolytic activities of cationic α-helical peptides

Erik Strandberg1, Deniz Tiltak2, Marco Ieronimo2, Nathalie Kanithasen2, Parvesh Wadhwani1 and Anne S. Ulrich1,2

1 Institute for Biological Interfaces, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany
2 Institute of Organic Chemistry, University of Karlsruhe, Fritz-Haber-Weg 6, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany

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