M. Lanza1, I. Paterniti1, M. Campolo1 ,G. Casili1 , A. Filippone1,A. Peritore1, S. Cuzzocrea1,2 ,E. Esposito1
1Department of Chemical, Biological, Pharmaceutical and Environmental Sciences, University of Messina- Messina, Italy
2Department of Pharmacological and Physiological Science, Saint Louis University, South Grand Blvd St. Louis, Missouri, USA
A team of investigators led by Prof Cuzoccrea at the University of Messina has demonstrated in an in vivo study the beneficial effect on candida albicans infection of a medical device consisting of pea protein and grape seed extract due to their protective barrier properties. The results are new evidence of the muco-protective effects of some natural polymers against mucosa invasion by microorganisms.