Special Issue "Antibiotic Synthesis"
A special issue of Antibiotics (ISSN 2079-6382).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2017) | Viewed by 24749
Interests: biologically active molecules; medicinal chemistry; organic chemical synthesis; peptidomimetics; novel antimicrobials; biomaterials
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Bacterial infections are becoming increasingly problematic due to the increased incidence of drug-resistant pathogens, particularly in clinical settings. The long-term overuse and misuse of broad-spectrum antibiotics have greatly accelerated the development of this resistance. Furthermore, the “innovation gap” in the development of novel classes of antibiotics is becoming increasingly large.
Several strategies to combat this problem are discussed:
i) The synthesis of new classes of compounds with antimicrobial activity;
ii) Targeting new pathways for the development of antibiotics with reduced capacity to engender resistance;
iii) Identifying natural products with antimicrobial activity and developing their synthetic analogues;
iv) Developing new methods for the targeted delivery of antibiotics;
v) The synthetic modification of existing antibiotics to overcome resistance;
vi) Dual-action and hybrid antibiotics.
Antibiotics will publish a Special Issue focusing on the discovery and development of new classes of antibiotic compounds, as well as novel molecular targets with reduced capacity to develop antibiotic resistance. It is my pleasure to invite submissions of high quality research-based papers related to the topics mentioned above.
Prof. Naresh Kumar
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Discovery of new classes of antibiotics
- Synthesis of antibiotic, anti-virulence and anti-biofilm compounds
- Identification of new molecular targets
- Development of methods for the targeted delivery of antibiotics