Advantages of the Silkworm As an Animal Model for Developing Novel Antimicrobial Agents

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Panthee, Suresh; Paudel, Atmika; Hamamoto, Hiroshi; Sekimizu, Kazuhisa;
(2017)
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
  • Journal: Frontiers in Microbiology,volume 8 (issn: 1664-302X, eissn: 1664-302X)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC5339274, doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.00373
  • Subject: silkworm model | therapeutic activity | Review | novel antibiotics | Microbiology | pharmacokinetics | lysocin E
    mesheuropmc: fungi

The demand for novel antibiotics to combat the global spread of multi drug-resistant pathogens continues to grow. Pathogenic bacteria and fungi that cause fatal human infections can also kill silkworms and the infected silkworms can be cured by the same antibiotics used... View more
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