Naturally occurring antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) may be an alternative to conventional antibiotics, and thus help in the battle against antibiotic resistance. Researchers from BC Cancer’s Genome Sciences Centre and the University of Victoria have investigated the DNA of bullfrogs, using cutting-edge technology, and discovered several potential AMPs. This new computational approach looking for AMP sequences in the bullfrog DNA is a departure from more traditional methods and is significantly less expensive and time consuming. This may mean that in the future it will be faster, and more cost-effective to isolate new AMPs.
Source: BC Cancer Agency
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