Vitamin B12 Could Be Our Shot At An Alternative To Antibiotics

19.12.2018

With the help of killer molecules known as PNAs, it may be the key to stalling the growth of bacterial cells.

For the authors, the use of B12 may be the key to improving the chances PNAs can be accepted into bacterial cells. Although they only tested two species, the team notes almost all pathogenic bacteria need B12 to survive and thus may also be treated using this method. While future experiments will take some time, there appears to be considerable promise for this new direction in dealing with bacterial infections.

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