Rockefeller Scientists Develop Viral Enzyme Smart Bomb for Killing Pathogenic Bacteria | GenomeWeb

Researchers at Rockefeller University have developed a new method for combatting bacterial infections using lytic enzymes derived from bacteriophages.

Bacteriophages normally use lytic enzymes to release themselves from cells by lysing cell membranes once they have made many multiple copies of themselves within the cell. Rockefeller scientists in New York City have harnessed the ability of certain bacteriophages to lyse the walls of specific pathogenic bacteria and applied this skill towards treating infection from the bacteria.

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