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[Literature Library] Antibacterial properties of human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs)

[Literature Library] Antibacterial properties of human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs)

The authors have identified several HMOs with potent antimicrobial activity against the pathogen Group B Steptococcus, and uncovered the mechanism of action of HMO antimicrobial activity such as by increasing bacterial cell permeability.

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Craft KM and Townsend SD. Mother knows best: Deciphering the antibacterial properties of human milk oligosaccharides. Acc Chem Res. 2019;52(3):760-768.
 

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