TY - CHAP A1 - William F. Porto A2 - Osmar N. Silva A3 - Octávio L. Franco ED1 - Eshel Faraggi Y1 - 2012-04-20 PY - 2012 T1 - Prediction and Rational Design of Antimicrobial Peptides N2 - Since the dawn of recorded history, and probably even before, men and women have been grasping at the mechanisms by which they themselves exist. Only relatively recently, did this grasp yield anything of substance, and only within the last several decades did the proteins play a pivotal role in this existence. In this expose on the topic of protein structure some of the current issues in this scientific field are discussed. The aim is that a non-expert can gain some appreciation for the intricacies involved, and in the current state of affairs. The expert meanwhile, we hope, can gain a deeper understanding of the topic. BT - Protein Structure SP - Ch. 17 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/38023 DO - 10.5772/38023 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2022-05-23 ER -