Affiliation: University of Wales
- Detection and partial characterisation of two antibacterial factors from the excretions/secretions of the medicinal maggot Lucilia sericata and their activity against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)Alyson Bexfield
School of Health Science, University of Wales Swansea, Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PP, UK
Microbes Infect 6:1297-304. 2004..The potent activity of this factor was comparable to that of native excretions/secretions. A larger, 0.5-3-kDa factor with significant activity against S. aureus was also partially characterised...
- The antibacterial activity against MRSA strains and other bacteria of a <500Da fraction from maggot excretions/secretions of Lucilia sericata (Diptera: Calliphoridae)Alyson Bexfield
Department of Biological Sciences, SOTEAS, Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea, SA2 8PP, UK
Microbes Infect 10:325-33. 2008..aureus and E. coli. ES<500 also demonstrated bacteriostatic activity against S. aureus, however, bactericidal activity and the induction of a viable but non-culturable state were observed with ES<500-treated E. coli...
- Disruption of Staphylococcus epidermidis biofilms by medicinal maggot Lucilia sericata excretions/secretionsLlinos G Harris
Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Institute of Life Science, School of Medicine, Swansea University, Swansea, UK
Int J Artif Organs 32:555-64. 2009..In purified form, ES-factors may have general applicability for the treatment or prevention of chronic biofilm infections caused by staphylococci...