Special Issue "Antibiotic Alternatives: Virulence Factors Produced by Pathogenic Bacteria"
A special issue of Antibiotics (ISSN 2079-6382).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2020).
Interests: anti-virulence strategies; bacterial toxins; aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans; repeats-in-toxin
The World Health Organization recently named antimicrobial resistance to be one of the ten largest global health issues. In the United States alone, more than 35,000 people die each year because of antibiotic resistant infections. As the number of antibiotic infections continues to increase, once easily treated infections have become medical emergencies. A promising alternative approach is to focus on mitigating the effect of bacterial virulence factors. A number of studies exist demonstrating the effectiveness of these anti-virulence approaches in vitro, but in vivo translation has been difficult for a number of reasons. This Special Issue seeks manuscript submissions that advance our understanding of the potential and limitations of antivirulence strategies in infectious disease. Submissions dealing with any aspect of antivirulence are welcome.
Prof. Angela Brown
Manuscript Submission Information
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- antibiotic resistance
- virulence factor
- pathogenic bacteria