Antibiotics and Bacterial Metabolism
A special issue of Antibiotics (ISSN 2079-6382).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2023) | Viewed by 8870
Interests: antibiotic resistance; Burkholderia; efflux pumps; quorum sensing; multipartite genomes
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A close link between antibiotic efficacy and bacterial metabolism has emerged in recent years. Indeed, currently used antibiotics target a narrow spectrum of macromolecular biosynthetic processes, also perturbing bacterial metabolism and contributing to cell death. Furthermore, it is becoming more and more evident that the metabolic state of bacteria also influences their susceptibility to antibiotics. In particular, cells with a reduced metabolism (for example, during the stationary phase of growth, or persisters or cells embedded in biofilm) show higher resistance to antibiotic action. Consequently, antibiotic efficacy could be enhanced by altering the metabolic state of bacteria.
This Special Issue welcomes submissions from different research fields that deepen the relationship between bacterial metabolism and antibiotic efficacy, to find new ways to overcome the problem of antibiotic resistance.
Dr. Elena Perrin
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- bacterial metabolism
- antibiotic resistance
- metabolic state of cells
- stationary phase
- bacteriostatic and bactericidal antibiotics