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Fruit flies with mutated antimicrobial peptides (red eyes) let bacteria (green) grow out of control, while normal flies suppress the infection. Credit: Mark Austin Hanson, EPFL

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...
MIT researchers have discovered that peptides normally secreted by cells that line the stomach have previously unknown antimicrobial activity

Biological engineers discover new antibiotic candidates

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