International group of scientists from the universities of Strasbourg, göttingen, Edinburgh and tübingen found that dermcidin, which is allocated together with then a natural antibiotic, is quite effective in the fight against tuberculosis bacteria, and other dangerous diseases. The results of these studies will help in the future to create new antibiotics that can withstand the resistant forms of bacteria.
Scientists have examined the atomic structure of dermcidin in order to understand what makes it so effective. They were able to see using fluoroscopy that the molecules of a substance in the form of a tube destroy the bacterial cell wall, thereby protecting the human body from exposure to infections.
Today science knows about the existence of almost 1,700 of these natural antibiotics, but until now, scientists are not able to thoroughly understand the principle of their operation.