Latest Antimicrobial peptides Stories
Human defensins, aptly named antimicrobial peptides, are made in immune system cells and epithelial cells (such as skin cells and cells that line the gut).
For 50 years scientists have been unsure how the bacteria that gives humans cholera manages to resist one of our basic innate immune responses.
Some of the nastiest smelling creatures on Earth have skin that produces the greatest known variety of anti-bacterial substances that hold promise for becoming new weapons in the battle against antibiotic-resistant infections, scientists are reporting.
Eczema is caused by yeast that causes inflammation of the skin. Scientists found that this strain of yeast can be killed by certain proteins, potentially leading to a new treatment for this debilitating skin condition and several other inflammatory skin conditions.
Bacteria responsible for middle ear infections, pink eye and sinusitis protect themselves from further immune attack by transporting molecules meant to destroy them away from their inner membrane target.
More and more pathogens are becoming immune to antibiotics.
PERTH, Australia and LELYSTAD, The Netherlands, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Phylogica Ltd (ASX: PYC, XETRA: PH7), a leading Australian peptide drug discovery company, and Pepscan Therapeutics, a Dutch biopharmaceutical firm focusing on protein mimicry technology, today announce that they have entered a Research Collaboration and Option Agreement to evaluate the combination of their complementary peptide technologies for drug discovery.
Frog and toad skins already are renowned as cornucopias of hundreds of germ-fighting substances.
Completion of initial equity raise will fund N8 Medical's licensing and development activities. Columbus, OH (PRWEB) March 8, 2011 N8 Medical, Inc., a leading developer of antimicrobial peptide mimics focused on reducing or eliminating certain hospital acquired infections, announced today that it completed its initial equity raise.
A Purdue University research team developed a nanoparticle that can hold and release an antimicrobial agent as needed for extending the shelf life of foods susceptible to Listeria monocytogenes.
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