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12/07/2015

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steve hawkins

It seems to me, that microbial resistance may not be such a problem with these peptides, because, if they have been constitutionally produced for millennia it is, frankly, amazing that all 'bugs' that live on, or infect, us, aren't already immune to them.

It seems very odd that a comensal like Candida can still be killed by a peptide that is a normal part of its environment, so this may, indeed, be a promising area for research into novel antibiotics.

A thought-provoking post. Thanks.

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