19 October 2020

Portuguese scientists uncovered that group of antibiotics confers protection against sepsis

© Joana Carvalho, IGC 2020

Study led by Luís Ferreira Moita, principal investigator at Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, and published in the journal Immunityreveals that tetracyclines (broad spectre antibiotics), by partially inhibiting cell mitochondria activity, induce a compensatory response on the organism that decreases tissue damage caused during infection

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