Spiral polypeptides as bacterial hole-punchers

Spiral polypeptides as bacterial hole-punchers
Scientists have recently designed the spiral polypeptides that can punch holes in the bacterial membrane of both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. Bacteria can develop resistance to the antibiotics but puncturing the physical structure of the membrane by spiral polypeptides would make much harder to develop resistance. These new antimicrobial agents are being improved to enhance their effectiveness to target the pathogenic bacteria.
How to cite this article:
Hameedunissa Begum Shariff. Spiral polypeptides as bacterial hole-punchers. BioLim O-Media. 27 March, 2017. 5(3).
Available from: http://archive.biolim.org/omedia/read/BOMA0204.