Killing of Staphylococci by θ-Defensins Involves Membrane Impairment and Activation of Autolytic Enzymes
θ-Defensins are cyclic antimicrobial peptides expressed in leukocytes of Old world monkeys. To get insight into their antibacterial mode of action, we studied the activity of RTDs (rhesus macaque θ-defensins) against staphylococci. We found that in contrast to other defensins, RTDs do not interfere...
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