Bacteria have the ability to form a biological film on nutrient media. The film independently protects the cells of pathogens from the action of damaging factors. If the bacteria are resistant to antibiotics, for some infections can pose a real threat, says Medical News Today.
Scientists from the University of British Columbia revealed a peptide 1018. This connection can destroy the biofilm any bacteria, including antibiotic-resistant. The tendency of bacteria to the formation of films becomes a cause of the development of infections in 65% of cases. The peptide consists of 12 amino acids, aimed at the destruction of the film and the inhibition of the process of its formation. Eventually, the bacteria become vulnerable to most traditional methods of treatment of infections.
Peptide 1018 acts on gram-positive and gram-negative flora. The drug destroys the film Staphylococcus aureus, the most sustainable sticks often faced man. The connection leaves no chance of Escherichia and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, agents postoperative infection. In fact, the peptide in the future can replace antibiotics, but it requires time to research and improvement of the drug.