Investigations into the therapeutic potential of antimicrobial peptides: applications for treating topical Staphylococcus aureus infections
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In this study, resistance towards antimicrobial peptides developed rapidly in MRSA, but resistance was mitigated by controlling the environment in which the cells are treated. Resistance was not stable in a population and seemed to sensitise some cells to certain antibiotics. Antibacterial peptides enhanced the bactericidal effectiveness of an antibacterial gauze when used in tandem with a wetting agent and lysozyme. Results from this study suggest antibacterial peptides may have clinical applications as topical therapeutics.
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