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The mechanism of membrane disruption by antimicrobial peptides [ 2011 - 2013 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP110101866]

Researchers Aguilar Prof Marie-Isabel; Prof Frances Separovic; Prof Alan E Mark

Brief description Bacterial resistance to antibiotics is a growing crisis in modern medicine. Antibacterial peptides from Australian frogs represent a new class of potent and selective antibacterial agents. Understanding how these peptides kill bacteria but not vertebrate cells could lead to the design of new drugs for pharmaceutical and/or clinical purposes.

Funding Amount $310,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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