Pathogenic Mechanisms of Bacterial Infections

A special issue of Microorganisms (ISSN 2076-2607). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Microbiology and Immunology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2024 | Viewed by 78

Special Issue Editors

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Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine
Interests: microbiology

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Department of Comparative Pathobiology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA
Interests: interest: antibacterial; Clostridioides difficile; bacterial

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Department of Comparative Pathobiology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA
Interests: interest: antibacterial; Clostridioides difficile; bacterial

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Bacterial infection is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. Millions of patients lose their lives every year because of bacterial infections, especially with antimicrobial resistant pathogens. There is an urgent need for improved mitigation strategies to alleviate the suffering and prevent mortality of such infections. Understanding the mechanisms by which bacteria induce disease conditions is imperative in the fight against bacteria. This understanding is pivotal in developing antibiotics, vaccines, and diagnostic tools and devising preparedness plans for potential outbreaks and transmission control. The more we learn about the interaction between bacteria and host, the more avenues we have for innovative preventative and therapeutic approaches.

We propose the special issue of Microorganisms to explore the recent advances and discoveries in the concentrated field of bacterial pathogenesis. We encourage submissions of original research articles and literature reviews in basic and applied research. We intend to offer a resource of a) basic research including bacterial pathogenesis, bacterial endocrinology, host-pathogen interaction, immune reaction studies, and b) applied research in developing vaccines, antibacterial agents, or diagnostic tools utilizing novel targets. Clinical findings and case studies will be also considered for acceptance based on the novelty of the research.

Prof. Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Narayanan
Dr. Ahmed Hassan AbdelKhalek
Dr. Deepti Pillai
Guest Editors

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  • bacterial pathogenesis
  • host-pathogen interaction
  • novel targets
  • vaccines
  • antibacterial agents
  • diagnostic tools
  • bacterial endocrinology

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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