In human faeces was found 79 candidates for new antibiotics

В человеческих фекалиях найдены 79 кандидатов на новые антибиотики

An international group of scientists under the leadership of Pavel Pevzner, head of the laboratory “Center for algorithmic and biotechnology”, St. Petersburg state University, Professor, University of California San Diego (UCSD) and one of the leading experts in the field of bioinformatics, have created a new computational method to search for cyclopeptides pharmacologically important class of substances, including many known antibiotics, anticancer compounds and immunosuppressive agents. In addition to Paul Pevsner participated in young scientists, St. Petersburg, Andrew przybelski and Alex Gurevich.

The first applications of the technology have already yielded results – found cyclopeptide of food and human intestine, which survived in the gastrointestinal tract of humans.

The project was financially supported by grants of the Russian science Foundation, UCSD, national institutes of health, the Australian research Council and the Australian Government.