James Crowe
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Treating Flu with Skin of Frog.

Crowe JE
Immunity. 2017 46 (4): 517-518

PMID: 28423328 · DOI:10.1016/j.immuni.2017.04.007

Glands in frog skin secrete substances that possess broad antimicrobial function. Holthausen et al. mined this soup of natural products and discovered a peptide that destroys diverse human influenza strains (Holthausen et al., 2017). This study points the way to the discovery of novel anti-influenza molecules targeting conserved elements on influenza surface proteins.

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Amino Acid Sequence Animals Antimicrobial Cationic Peptides Humans Influenza, Human Peptides Ranidae Skin

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