Antimicrobials from Cnidarians. A New Perspective for Anti-Infective Therapy?
AbstractThe ability of microbes to counter the scientific and therapeutic advancements achieved during the second half of the twentieth century to provide effective disease treatments is currently a significant challenge for researchers in biology and medicine. The discovery of antibiotics, and the subsequent development of synthetic antimicrobial compounds, altered our therapeutic approach towards infectious diseases, and improved the quality and length of life for humans and other organisms. The current alarming rise in cases of antibiotic-resistance has forced biomedical researchers to explore new ways to recognize and/or produce new antimicrobials or to find other approaches for existing therapeutics. Aquatic organisms are known to be a source of compounds having the potential to play a role in fighting the battle against pathogenic microbes. In this connection, cnidarians occupy a pre-eminent role. Over the past few decades several studies have explored the antimicrobial/antibiotic properties of cnidarian extracts with the aim of isolating compounds possessing useful therapeutic features. This paper aims to review the existing data on this subject, taking into account the possible utilization of identified compounds. View Full-Text
Scifeed alert for new publicationsNever miss any articles matching your research from any publisher
- Get alerts for new papers matching your research
- Find out the new papers from selected authors
- Updated daily for 49'000+ journals and 6000+ publishers
- Define your Scifeed now
Mariottini, G.L.; Grice, I.D. Antimicrobials from Cnidarians. A New Perspective for Anti-Infective Therapy? Mar. Drugs 2016, 14, 48.
Mariottini GL, Grice ID. Antimicrobials from Cnidarians. A New Perspective for Anti-Infective Therapy? Marine Drugs. 2016; 14(3):48.Chicago/Turabian Style
Mariottini, Gian L.; Grice, Irwin D. 2016. "Antimicrobials from Cnidarians. A New Perspective for Anti-Infective Therapy?" Mar. Drugs 14, no. 3: 48.
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.