Antimicrobial Peptides

Peptides target key enzymes in bacterial biofilms

Peptide disrupts biofilm formation by targeting a key enzyme.

CRISPR reveals the secret life of antimicrobial peptides

Antimicrobial peptides and proteins (AMPs) are a diverse class of naturally occurring molecules that are produced as a first line of defense by all...

Biological engineers discover new antibiotic candidates

Scientists at MIT and the University of Naples Federico II have discovered parts of the protein pepsinogen, a catalyst used to digest food in the stomach,...

Artificial antimicrobial peptides could help overcome drug-resistant bacteria

Antimicrobial peptides execute organisms in a wide range of ways. They enter microbial cells by harming their films, and once inside, they can upset...

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