Special Issue "Antibiotic Resistance: In the Perspective of Mechanism and Reverting"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2021.
The surge of antibiotic-resistant bacteria brings huge challenges to modern medicine, threatening human health and causing huge economic loss. Understanding the mechanism conferring antibiotic resistance is essential for developing strategies to overcome resistance. Tremendous progress has been made over past decades in deciphering the key determinants of antibiotic resistance. A comprehensive understanding of the action of antibiotics also sheds light on the traits of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. However, preventive and control measures are still lacking. It is noteworthy that many studies have focused on how, for example, certain genes, efflux pumps, and antibiotic modification enzymes contribute to the antibiotic response and how the inhibitors to counteract such effects have been designed. However, an important aspect that is always being ignored is how we can reverse antibiotic resistance or re-sensitize antibiotic-resistant bacteria to current available antibiotics based on the identified mechanism. With this consideration in mind, we have proposed a Special Issue that will specifically address the mechanism that can be harnessed to reverse antibiotic resistance. Besides classical studies on genes, efflux pumps, and antibiotic modification enzymes, we therefore encourage submissions from a broad perspective that enhance our understanding of the resistant mechanism and its use for reversing antibiotic resistance.
Prof. Xuanxian Peng
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Antibiotic resistance
- Antibiotic resistance reverting
- Antibiotic resistance mechanisms