Study: Community-associated MRSA peptide targets immune cells

11/11/2007 | Houston Chronicle (tiered subscription model)

German and U.S. researchers found that amino-acid-based peptides from antibiotic-resistant staph infection cause the destruction of immune cells called neutrophils in mice and in human blood, undermining the body's defenses. Researchers said the results could lead to development of drugs that might help activate the immune system to attack the peptides from CA-MRSA.

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