Development of antimicrobial peptides targeting oral pathogenic bacteria

Grant number: 1008106 | Funding period: 2011 - 2013



The bacterial associated oral diseases; periodontitis and caries are major public health problems. The prevalence of these diseases and increasing bacterial antibiotic resistance has meant there is a need to develop new therapies. This project addresses this by modifying a novel class of antibiotics/antiseptics ï¿1⁄2antimicrobial peptidesï¿1⁄2 to target oral bacteria and testing them using a newly developed screening method. This project will lead to new therapies for periodontitis and caries.

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