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27 June 2017, 15:57
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New Possible Way of Gonorrhea Treatment

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New possible way of gonorrhea treatment was found by the researches from the Oregon State University. New way of gonorrhea means a peptide which can suppress the ability of bacteria, which causes gonorrhea, to stay alive and to grow in the conditions with the lack of oxygen.

"Bacteria in biofilms display increased resistance to antimicrobials. The enzyme is only necessary for cell viability when these bacteria grow under anaerobic conditions, including when they grow in the biofilm. Most antibiotics target essential cell functions; this one doesn't. It's only at a certain stage of growth that the bacteria are affected, which means the development of resistance won't be as fast. Imagine this research approach as having a pond with a lot of fish, and you're using the protein as the bait. The peptides bind with the protein, and you go through multiple rounds to identify the peptides that have the strongest binding ability. You start with a billion peptides and end up with one that strongly inhibits the enzyme and ultimately kills the bacteria." - commented Aleksandra Sikora the results of the research. She is an associate professor in the College of Pharmacy by the Oregon State University.

New way of treatment is quite significant for further gonorrhea treatment, because the bacteria Neisseria gonorrhoeae, which causes the above mentioned illness is considered as resistant to all antibiotics that are now available for treatment.  

Author: Marina Shegay

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