Targeting methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus with short salt-resistant synthetic peptides.

@article{Mohamed2014TargetingMS,
  title={Targeting methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus with short salt-resistant synthetic peptides.},
  author={Mohamed F. Mohamed and Maha Ibrahim Hamed and Alyssa Panitch and Mohamed N Seleem},
  journal={Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy},
  year={2014},
  volume={58 7},
  pages={4113-22}
}
The seriousness of microbial resistance combined with the lack of new antimicrobials has increased interest in the development of antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) as novel therapeutics. In this study, we evaluated the antimicrobial activities of two short synthetic peptides, namely, RRIKA and RR. These peptides exhibited potent antimicrobial activity against Staphylococcus aureus, and their antimicrobial effects were significantly enhanced by addition of three amino acids in the C terminus, which… CONTINUE READING
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