Research brief: Antimicrobial protein could kill MRSA bug

An antimicrobial protein called ranalexin, found in bullfrogs, could be used to kill the MRSA bug, according to UK research. Researchers found that when ranalexin was combined with the enzyme lysostaphin it had a potent effect on MRSA. It is hoped that the protein could be used to develop a drug to fight against MRSA (The Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy Online, 2007).

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