Special Issue "Novel Strategies to Control Antimicrobial Resistance"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2020).
Interests: microbiology; human defensins; Helicobacter pylori; microbiome; genomics; epigenetics; cell biology; cancer biology; gene regulation; antimicrobial peptides
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Antimicrobial resistance is today one of the most important public health problems and is destined to become one of the main health challenges of the coming decades.
The increasing incidence of infections with multiresistant micro-organisms (multi-drug-resistant organisms, MDRO) dramatically reduces the therapeutic equipment available to the doctor, leading to an increase in the complexity of treatments with an increase in morbidity, mortality, and costs associated with healthcare and generates a social alarm that is difficult to manage.
The advancement of effective means of control and rapid detection is essential for the treatment and prevention of multiple bacterial infections resistant to antibiotics.
Many control systems, including combination therapy, phages, and systems based on the antibiotic resistance mechanism (efflux pump and beta-lactamase inhibitors) have been designed to improve antibacterial activity against multiple antibiotic-resistant pathogens. Different approaches have been developed for rapid, selective, and sensitive detection for multiple antibiotic-resistant pathogens, including nucleic acid probes, molecular-based techniques, chemical methods, and physical methods.
In this Special Issue of Antibiotics, we invite you to send contributions concerning any aspects related, but not limited to prevention, new therapeutic agents, drug discovery, diagnostics, and drug resistance.
Furthermore, studies based on antibiotic mechanisms and any biological activity related to the therapeutic potential of antimicrobial peptides, including direct and indirect modes of action, are welcome for this Special Issue.
Dr. Raffaela Pero
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Antimicrobial resistance
- Antibiotic mechanisms
- Antibiotic activity
- Combination therapy
- Phages therapy
- Multi-drug-resistant organisms (MDRO)
- Drug discovery
- Antimicrobial peptides
- Diagnostics resistance