Researchers report promising plant-made antimicrobial peptide (PMAMP) for topical, low-cost disruption of oral biofilm

The protein drug rapidly killed Streptococcus mutans and impaired biofilm formation with a single application.

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In the October issue of Biomaterials, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine published findings on a low-cost protein drug that holds promise for caries control. The topical drug utilizes two plant-made antimicrobial peptides (PMAMPs), retrocyclin and protegrin, along with a novel delivery system to control biofilm and quickly neutralize Streptococcus mutans.

Read more about the researchers' findings here.

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