Special Issue "Novel Strategies against Pathogenic Bacteria"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2019) | Viewed by 22969
Interests: intracellular pathogens; genome evolution; drug screening
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This Special Issue will focus on novel strategies against pathogenic bacteria. The discovery of antibiotics is considered a turning point in medical history, but it slowed down the research on alternative therapeutic strategies against pathogenic bacteria such as those based on bacteriophages or host-targeted antimicrobials. Moreover, highly profitable compounds (e.g., anticancer drugs) have been at the center of attention for the biomedical industry over the last four decades, making the rate at which new antibiotics are discovered insufficient to cope with the rise of antimicrobial resistance. Because bacterial pathogens will inevitably become resistant to any antibiotic, a combinatorial therapy with alternative strategies may extend their useful life. In addition, identifying new therapeutic strategies against bacterial pathogens and studying their mechanism of action may lead to a better understanding of host–pathogen interactions, which may allow the identification of new targets for the development of even more effective therapeutic strategies than the ones currently available.
Dr. Michal Letek
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- host-targeted antimicrobials
- antimicrobial peptides
- phage lysins
- fecal transplantation