Russian scientists announced the discovery of naturalantibiotic of a universal type, capable of effectively curing infectious diseases, overcoming the resistance of pathogens to medications. The discovery was made by scientists from Tyumen State University (Tyumen State University), who worked with colleagues from the N. G.F. Gauze, Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry and Central Research Institute of Epidemiology of Rospotrebnadzor.
The new antibiotic is called peptideemericillipsin A, and is isolated from the alkalophilic micellial fungus Emericellopsis alkalina. The main advantage of the drug is the ability to fight not only bacteria, but also tumor cells, micellial fungi and yeast.
High potency of peptide emericillipsin Alies in the ability to suppress the ability of pathogens to form protective biofilms that resist antibiotics. According to scientists, the drug can be used both as an independent drug substance and in combination with other drugs.