The synthetic peptide was effective in lab experiments against antibiotic-resistant Gram-negative bacteria
that cause a variety of difficult-to-treat, potentially lethal infections such as pneumonia and sepsis, reports a team led by scientists at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston.
The escalating need for therapies against MDR gram-negative bacteria
has created opportunities that can be leveraged to enter the marketplace in both the US and 5EU.
5 Table 2 MIC and MBC values of thymol, EDTA and vancomycin against standard strains and clinical isolates of Gram-negative bacteria
They do not harm the animals' own cells, but they penetrate and shred the double-layered membranes of Gram-negative bacteria
Klebsiella and other gram-negative bacteria
are notorious for their ability to produce beta-lactamases, which are enzymes that render penicillin and some other antibiotics useless.
To begin with, there are fewer antibiotic options for treating infections caused by Gram-negative bacteria
than for those caused by Gram-positive bacteria," said Dr.
This is a serious concern, since enteric bacteria are responsible for more than 80% of all the hospital infections caused by Gram-negative bacteria
Total sebum lipids (2- 4 mg/ml), sonicated into bacterial culture medium, caused 4- to 5-fold log reduction in growth of gram-positive bacteria, Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus salivarius and the anaerobe Fusobacterium nucleatum, but was ineffective against most gram-negative bacteria
It exerts strong antibacterial effects against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria
, aerobes, anaerobes as well as Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
The evidence supports the theory that limiting the use of specific antimicrobial drugs will reduce the prevalences of resistant gram-negative bacteria
Initial antibacterial testing results indicate that the natural product is effective against gram-positive bacteria and not gram-negative bacteria
Durner and his colleagues tested another group of telltale molecules, the lipopolysaccharides from the cell surfaces of gram-negative bacteria
Further, this response reduces saliva production, alters the normal oral chemical balance, and allows for growth of gram-negative bacteria
The luxI and luxR systems have been identified in de almost all gram-negative bacteria
, and cell-to-cell signaling molecules (peptides) have been identified in more than 30 species of gram-positive bacteria.
were the predominant cause prior to 1987; gram-positive bacteria predominated in subsequent years.