Web Date: June 2, 2016
Nanopollens pack a sticky antibacterial punch
Scientists are searching far and wide for tools to fight bacterial infection in the face of increasing levels of antibacterial resistance. Recent studies have tried to harness lysozyme, a naturally occurring protein that attacks bacterial cell walls, as an antimicrobial agent. But its activity is too low to breach the less permeable external membrane of gram-negative bacteria such as Escherichia coli and kill them.
Now, researchers have developed supersticky nanoparticles that can deliver lysozyme directly . . .
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