Special Issue "Bacterial Drug Persisters: Basis, Regulatory Events, and Role in Pathogenesis"
A special issue of Pharmaceuticals (ISSN 1424-8247).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2018).
Interests: drug discovery; Staphylococcus aureus; uropathogenic Escherichia coli; biofilms; drug persisters; bacterial regulatory systems
This Special Issue will examine bacterial drug persistence, a phenomenon where the bacteria are able to survive in the presence of an otherwise lethal dose of an antibiotic without the development of resistance. Topics covered in this issue will include the basis of drug persistence, differences associated with drug persistence, and characterizing bacterial drug persisters. It also includes regulation of genes that may be tied to persistence, as well as pathogenesis if there is a possible connection to persister cells.
Professor Dr. William Schwan
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