Special Issue "Solutions to Antimicrobial Resistance"
A special issue of Antibiotics (ISSN 2079-6382).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2021.
Antimicrobial resistance is a growing problem for an increasing number of human bacterial pathogens. Although antibiotics are still the solution to an enormous number of human infections every day, we can see that, for some, their efficacy is not optimal, or their time is limited. For others, resistance is already a problem. This Issue addresses new solutions to the challenge of the reduced efficacy of antibiotics, with a focus on novel antimicrobial strategies. Such strategies can include anti-virulence or phage therapy, the reduction or dissemination of resistance, helper drugs to sensitize resistant organisms, or the targeting of intrinsic resistance, which may open up for the application of existing drugs. Other strategies may be directed to target bacteria that are either in a persister state or are part of biofilms, where they may be refractory to antimicrobials. The common ground of all the solutions is a need for a fundamental understanding of the biology of human bacterial pathogens.
Prof. Dr. Hanne Ingmer
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- Antibiotic resistance
- Antibiotic tolerance
- Antibiotic alternatives
- Antimicrobial peptides
- Anti-virulence compounds
- Phage therapy
- Intrinsic resistance