Special Issue "Mechanisms of Antibiotic Resistance"
A special issue of Antibiotics (ISSN 2079-6382).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2014)
Since their introduction into clinical practice seven decades ago, antibiotics have helped to save hundreds of millions of lives. The overwhelming success of the first antibiotics was due to the fact that the majority of clinically important bacterial pathogens were highly susceptible to these compounds. Subsequent widespread, and often uncontrolled, use of antimicrobial agents resulted in the selection and dissemination of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Presently, the number of bacterial isolates resistant to the majority or even all available antibiotics steadily increases. With respect to such resistant pathogens, we already have reached the so-called post-antibiotic era, where, despite the availability of hundreds of antibiotics, there is no available treatment and the mortality rates from infections could reach as high as those observed in the pre-antibiotic era.
"Antibiotics" will publish a Special Issue dedicated to antibiotic resistance in bacteria. It is my pleasure to invite submissions of review and research papers focused on studies of various aspects of microbial drug resistance, with a major emphasis on the genetic, molecular and structural mechanisms of antibiotic resistance and the evolution of antibiotic-resistance determinants.
Dr. Sergei Vakulenko
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- antibiotic resistance genes and mechanisms of their dissemination in bacterial populations
- epidemiology of antibiotic resistance
- kinetic and structural studies of antibiotic resistance enzymes
- non-enzymatic mechanisms of antibiotic resistance