Special Issue "Evaluation of New Molecules in Severe Infectious Diseases"

A special issue of Antibiotics (ISSN 2079-6382). This special issue belongs to the section "Mechanism and Evolution of Antibiotic Resistance".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Oriana Simonetti
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Guest Editor
Dermatological Clinic- Department of Clinical and Molecular Sciences, Polytechnic University of the Marche Region, Ancona, Italy
Interests: antibiotic resistance; antimicrobial peptides; quorum sensing inhibitor, infected wounds; wound healing; biofilm; Staphylococcal infections
Prof. Dr. Elżbieta Kamysz
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Guest Editor
Laboratory of Chemistry of Biological Macromolecules, Department of Molecular Biotechnology, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Gdansk, Gdańsk, Poland
Interests: peptides chemistry; antimicrobial peptides; enkephalinase inhibitors; lipopeptides; ESKAPE pathogens; Staphylococcus aureus; biofilm; toxicity; inflammatory bowel diseases

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Hospital- and community-acquired Gram-positive and Gram-negative infections pose a substantial burden in terms of morbidity, mortality, and healthcare costs. The emergence of bacterial resistance to conventional antibiotics has become commonplace and heightened concern about the need for new drugs endowed with broader activity, which are useful in cases of infections unresponsive to common antimicrobial agents. Moreover, the introduction of new traditional antibiotics to counter these pathogens has frequently been closely followed by the emergence of resistant strains. For this reason, recent interest in the search for alternative therapeutics is growing, and it is becoming critical to identify effective agents to treat multidrug-resistant infections with novel mechanisms of activity.

Prof. Dr. Oriana Simonetti
Prof. Dr. Elżbieta Kamysz

Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Antibiotic resistance
  • In vitro susceptibility
  • Antimicrobial peptides
  • Quorum sensing inhibitors
  • Terpenoids

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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