"Magainins" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A class of antimicrobial peptides discovered in the skin of XENOPUS LAEVIS. They kill bacteria by permeabilizing cell membranes without exhibiting significant toxicity against mammalian cells.
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