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Newly Developed Antimicrobial Peptide May Protect Mice from Lethal Bacterial Infections Including MRSA

In a new study researchers from Japan suggest that a synthetic antimicrobial peptide identified as L5 may prevent death in mice suffering from life-threatening bacterial infections, such as MRSA, by activating the host immune response. They report their findings in the June 2009 issue of the journal Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.
 
 

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