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Novel Antimicrobial Proteins Found in Komodo Dragon Blood

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02/28/17 By
Merck Veterinary Manual
Komodo Dragon

Researchers at George Mason University used a new technique to isolate novel proteins with antibacterial properties from the blood of Komodo dragons. The proteins may help the lizards fight off a wide range of bacteria and potentially could become the source of new kinds of antibiotics.

Read more news about the isolation of antibacterial proteins at UPI or view the original research study in the Journal of Proteome Research.