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Antimicrobial peptide and methods of use thereof

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A method of preventing biofilm formation in an environment including the steps of administering to the environment an effective amount of a peptide having the amino acid sequence NH2-lys-lys-val-val-phe-lys-val-lys-phe-lys-CONH2 [SEQ ID NO: 1] The method is useful in preventing the formation of biofilms in various environments including a home, workplace, laboratory, industrial environment, aquatic environment, animal body or human body. A method of inhibiting the growth of oral microorganisms including the steps of administering to an oral environment an effective amount of a peptide having the amino acid sequence NH2-lys-val-val-phe-lys-val-lys-phe-lys-CONH2 [SEQ ID NO: 1].

Inventors: 
Leung, Kai P.; Concannon, Sean P.
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Biotechnology and Healthcare
FIle Date: 
2004-03-09
Grant Date: 
2009-02-24
Grant time: 
1,813 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
33
Claim count percentile rank: 
5
Citations percentile rank: 
1
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
US ARMY