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Reawakening Retrocyclins to Combat Mucosal STIs in Women

Alexander Cole of the University of Central Florida will attempt to restore natural expression of retrocyclins, antiviral peptides whose production in humans has been latent for millions of years. Cole will test inexpensive and widely available antibiotics for their ability to induce production of these retrocyclins, leading to its possible use as a vaginal microbicide.

More information about Create New Ways to Induce Mucosal Immunity (Round 3)

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