St. Petersburg scientists found a way to increase the efficacy of antibiotics
The substance in question is peptide complex FLIP7 of fly larva, which affects the causative agents of human infectious diseases. «The results of the studies showed that FLIP7 significantly strengthens the effect of antibiotics,» the message said.
«We consider the peptide complex not only and not so much as an independent new antibiotic, but as a synergist that increases the efficacy of synthetic substances. This approach will make the new drug affordable and reduce the likelihood of side effects of the use of 'classic' antibiotics by reducing their efficacious concentration», explained Andrei Yakovlev, researcher at the Department of Entomology of St. Petersburg State University.