Blog and News

  • New publication featuring orexin A, a neuropeptide that is important for pleiotropic functions in the nervous and immune systems::

  • New publication in Scientific Reports on enhancing the anticancer activity of host defense peptides through copper binding:

  • Lab publishes article on role of aromatic residues in stabilizing metal binding within membrane-binding peptide:

  • Cotten gives invited talk at 61st ENC, March 2020:

  • JBC article is published showing that piscidins leverage membrane heterogeneity for their membrane activity:

  • JACS cover article on the role of histidine for directionality of membrane insertion:

  • Daily Press article

  • ChemPhysChem article publication on structural studies by NMR of metallated piscidin:

  • J. Biol. Chem publication in September 2018:

Copper regulates the interactions of antimicrobial piscidin peptides from fish mast cells with formyl peptide receptors and heparin”

  • FEBS J. publication in November 2017:

“Nuclease activity gives an edge to host-defense peptide piscidin 3 over piscidin 1, rendering it more effective against persisters and biofilms”

Highlights of the FEBS J. publication: “Fishing for new antibiotics” on