M33 is a branched peptide currently under preclinical characterization for development as a new drug against Gram-negative bacteria. Here we report its antibacterial activity in conjugation or combination with levofloxacin (LVFX), a fluoroquinolone antibiotic. Antibacterial assays showed no significant differences in activity when used in conjugation, while the combination of M33 and LVFX showed improved activity against Gram-negative bacteria. Combination treatment therefore opposes antimicrobial-resistance, restoring the effect of LVFX.

Ceccherini, F., FALCIANI, C., ONORI, M., SCALI, S., Pollini, S., Rossolini, G.M., et al. (2016). Antimicrobial activity of levofloxacin - M33 peptide conjugation or combination. MEDCHEMCOMM, 7(2), 258-262 [10.1039/c5md00392j].

Antimicrobial activity of levofloxacin - M33 peptide conjugation or combination

FALCIANI, CHIARA;ONORI, MARTINA;SCALI, SILVIA;BRACCI, LUISA;PINI, ALESSANDRO
2016

Abstract

M33 is a branched peptide currently under preclinical characterization for development as a new drug against Gram-negative bacteria. Here we report its antibacterial activity in conjugation or combination with levofloxacin (LVFX), a fluoroquinolone antibiotic. Antibacterial assays showed no significant differences in activity when used in conjugation, while the combination of M33 and LVFX showed improved activity against Gram-negative bacteria. Combination treatment therefore opposes antimicrobial-resistance, restoring the effect of LVFX.
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