Russian scientists have discovered a new natural antibiotic capable of fighting any dangerous microorganisms with a high level of resistance to various medicines. Moreover, he will be able to destroy even cancer cells.
The discovery belongs to specialists from Tyumen State University and employees of other domestic research institutes. Scientists call the development revolutionary and say that this is a real breakthrough. The new antibiotic, known as the peptide emericellipsin A, is of natural origin as it is secreted by the alkalophilic micellial fungus Emericellopsis alkalina. It is able to act on pathogens, making even the most harmful units completely harmless to the body. Moreover, the new antibiotic is able to fight against oncological neoplasms. Under its influence, which leads to the destruction of the cell membrane, cancer cells simply die.
The authors of the discovery said that emerging cellulipsin A has unique molecular mechanisms that destroy eukaryotes and prokaryotes. The new antibiotic will be able to fight fungal and bacterial infections, as well as cancer and other tumors. Scientists say it can be used to treat various pathologies, both as an independent drug and in combination with other medicines. The drug is planned to be administered as injections, or used to treat affected tissue.
Scientists have already tested the antibiotic in cell models and are planning to move to laboratory tests, RIA Novosti writes.