Lactoferrin-derived peptides antimicrobial activity: an in vitro experiment. - GreenMedInfo Summary
Lactoferrin-derived peptides antimicrobial activity: anexperiment.
Nat Prod Res. 2020 Sep 14:1-5. Epub 2020 Sep 14. PMID: 32927978
Antibiotic resistance is a global problem, searching for new antimicrobial agents is an urgent need. In this study,antibacterial and antimicrobial effects of milk-derived antimicrobial agents, lactoferrin-derived peptides, lactoferricin (Lfc) and lactoferrampin (Lfa) (alone or in combination) and their association with natural extracts have been explored. The assessment of antimicrobial activity was based on two measurements: Minimum Inhibitory Concentration and Fractional Inhibitory Concentration indexes. Lfc alone is more suitable for inhibitingandwhile Lfa against, a synergistic effect of the two peptides against all the three pathogens has been detected. A strong synergy of all the natural extracts with Lfc and Lfa solution against selected microorganismswas pointed out. Our results suggest that natural-derived compounds, such as milk peptides and vegetal extracts could be promising tools to treat moderate fungal and bacterial infections.