Helicobacter pylori Virulence Factors, Antibiotic Susceptibility and Persistent infection

A special issue of Antibiotics (ISSN 2079-6382).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2024 | Viewed by 47

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Department of Pharmacy, University “G. d’Annunzio” Chieti-Pescara, 66100 Chieti, Italy
Interests: antimicrobial, anti-biofilm and anti-virulence activities of bioactive substances of natural origin; semi-synthesis and innovative biomaterials; the research activity has concerned oral cavity microorganisms
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Department of Health Promotion, Mother and Child Care, Internal Medicine and Medical Specialties, University of Palermo, 90133 Palermo, Italy
Interests: gram positive and negative microorganisms; multi drug resistance; H. pylori; natural components and their antibiofilm actions
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Department of Molecular Medicine and Medical Biotechnology, University of Napoli Federico II, Via S. Pansini 5, 80131 Naples, Italy
Interests: microbial pathogenesis; microbial molecular biology; gut human microbiota; infections model
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The first edition of the Special Issue, entitled “Helicobacter pylori Virulence Factors and Antibiotic Susceptibility”, was published in 2020. It was a successful collection comprising nine excellent papers. This encouraged us to launch a second edition on the same topic.

As a continuation of the first Special Issue, this second edition focuses on state-of-the-art research regarding H. pylori virulence factors together with their effect on gastric tissue and correlation with several symptoms related to H. pylori infection and the relationship with oral/gastric microbiome and chemo-susceptibility. The aim is to better understand the complex relationship between virulence and antibiotic resistance, as well as to investigate the persistent phenotypical forms of H. pylori strains and a possible correlation with virulence factors.

The results of this research may help to develop therapeutical strategies with new combinations of anti-virulence strategies that will allow us to provide more specific and directed drug treatments.

Dr. Mara Di Giulio
Dr. Teresa Fasciana
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  • Antimicrobial drugs and therapies
  • virulence factors
  • pathogenesis
  • extra-digestive diseases
  • gastric microbioma

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