We are developing a novel class of antimicrobial peptides, based on a linear amphipathic β-sheet motif, that possesses high antimicrobial potency combined with low mammalian cell toxicity.  These peptides bind to and induce lysis in target membranes.

 We are testing these peptides as potential topical agents for methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) and S. epidermidis nosocomial infections and for antiviral activity.

Jack Blazyk, Ph.D.
Professor of Biochemistry

blazyk@ohiou.edu

Department of Biomedical Sciences
202d Academic & Research Center
Ohio University
Athens, OH 45701
740-593-1742

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Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Athens, OH 45701
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