Special Issue "Bacterial Pathogens Resistance and Virulence"
A special issue of Antibiotics (ISSN 2079-6382). This special issue belongs to the section "Biochemical and Genetics Studies of Infectious Disease Progression and Intervention".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2020) | Viewed by 11786
Interests: antimicrobial resistance; pathogenicity; infectious diseases; genomics; metagenomics; epidemiology
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Interests: antimicrobial resistance; whole genome sequencing; anaerobic bacteria; MALDI-TOF MS; antimicrobial resistance mechanisms; taxonomy
Bacteria are causative agents of multitude of infections, they can be classified as opportunistic or primary pathogens, and some of them are capable of infecting a wide range of hosts whereas others are highly adapted. The capacity of a bacterium to cause disease is related to its pathogenicity and the host immune response. Pathogenic mechanisms include invasion of the host, disease induction, and the evasion of host defenses. Some of the most studied virulence factors are adherence and invasion factors, toxins, capsules and siderophores. They can be encoded on chromosomes, plasmids, transposons, or temperate bacteriophages DNA; the latter two can also be integrated in the bacterial chromosome.
In the course of a bacterial infection, the outcome will depend not only on the virulence profile and host susceptibility, but also on an effective antimicrobial treatment. Antimicrobial resistance challenges our ability to treat these bacterial infections and leads to higher rates of mortality and morbidity. Due to the difficulties on developing new antimicrobials, it is necessary to develop new strategies to combat bacterial infections. This has to be done in addition to worldwide implementation of antimicrobial stewardship programs to ensure a prudent use of our current antimicrobials. Understanding the mechanisms of pathogenesis may help to design novel approaches to mitigate the severity of an infection of even to reverse the bacterial pathogenicity.
The purpose of the Special Issue is to gather information on bacterial pathogenicity, its transmissibility and co-existence with other bacterial advantageous determinants such as antimicrobial resistance.
Dr. Silvia García Cobos
Dr. Alida Veloo
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- bacterial pathogenesis
- antimicrobial resistance