Author(s): Harris LG, Nigam Y, Sawyer J, Mack D, Pritchard DI
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Abstract Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus epidermidis biofilms cause chronic infections due to their ability to form biofilms. The excretions/secretions of Lucilia sericata larvae (maggots) have effective activity for debridement and disruption of bacterial biofilms. In this paper, we demonstrate how chymotrypsin derived from maggot excretions/secretions disrupts protein-dependent bacterial biofilm formation mechanisms.
This article was published in Appl Environ Microbiol
and referenced in Health Care : Current Reviews