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By integrating knowledge from pharmacology, microbiology, molecular medicine, and engineering, researchers from Europe, the U.S. and Asia cover a broad spectrum of current and potential antimicrobial medications and treatments.
The result is a comprehensive survey ranging from small-molecule antibiotics to antimicrobial peptides and their engineered mimetics, from enzymes to nucleic acid therapeutics, from metallic nanoparticles to photo- and sonosensitizers and to phage therapy. In each case, the therapeutic approaches are compared in terms of their mechanisms, likelihood to induce resistance, and their efficiency in a global healthcare context.
Unrivaled knowledge for professionals in fundamental research, pharmaceutical development and clinical practice.


Contents:

Preface

THE PROBLEM OF MICROBIAL DRUG RESISTANCE
Introduction
History of the Origins, Development, and Use of Conventional Antibiotics
Problems of Antibiotic Resistance
Multiple Drug-Resistant (MDR), Extensively Drug-Resistant (XFR), and Pan-Drug-Resistant (PDR) Organisms
MDR Mechanisms of Major Pathogens
Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs
Discussion

CONVENTIONAL ANTIBIOTICS -
REVITALIZED BY NEW AGENTS
Introduction
Conventional Antibiotics
The Principle of Combination Antibiotic Therapy
Antibiotic Resistance Breakers: Revitalize Conventional Antibiotics
Discussion

DEVELOPING NOVEL BACTERIAL TARGETS: CARBONIC ANHYDRASES AS ANTIBACTERIAL DRUG TARGETS
Introduction
Carbonic Anhydrases
CA Inhibitors
Classes of CAs Present in Bacteria
Pathogenic Bacterial CAs
Alpha-CAs in Pathogenic Bacteria
Beta-CAs in Pathogenic Bacteria
Gamma-CAs from Pathogenic Bacteria
Conclusions

MAGAININS -
A MODEL FOR DEVELOPMENT OF EUKARYOTIC ANTIMICROBIAL PEPTIDES (AMPs)
Introduction
Magainins and Their Antimicrobial Action
Magainins as Antibiotics
Other Antimicrobial Uses of Magainins
Future Prospects for Magainins

ANTIMICROBIAL PEPTIDES FROM PROKARYOTES
Introduction
Bacteriocins
Applications of Prokaryotic AMPs
Development and Discovery of Novel AMP

PEPTIDOMIMETICS AS ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTS
Introduction
Antimicrobial Peptidomimetics
Discussion

SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY AND THERAPIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASES
Current Challenges in the Treatment of Infectious Diseases
Introduction to Synthetic Biology
Vaccinology
Bacteriophages: A Re-emerging Solution?
Isolated Phage Parts as Antimicrobials
Predatory Bacteria and Probiotic Bacterial Therapy
Natural Products Discovery and Engineering
Summary

NANO-ANTIMICROBIALS BASED ON METALS
Introduction
Silver Nano-Antimicrobials
Copper Nano-Antimicrobials
Zinc Oxide Nano-Antimicrobials
Conclusions

NATURAL PRODUCTS AS ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTS -
AN UPDATE
Introduction
Antimicrobial Natural Products from Plants
Antimicrobial Natural Products Bearing an Acetylene Function
Antimicrobial Carbohydrates
Antimicrobial Natural Chromenes
Antimicrobial Natural Coumarins
Antimicrobial Flavonoids
Antimicrobial Iridoids
Antimicrobial Lignans
Antimicrobial Phenolics Other Than Flavonoids and Lignans
Antimicrobial Polypeptides
Antimicrobial Polyketides
Antimicrobial Steroids
Antimicrobial Terpenoids
Miscellaneous Antimicrobial Compounds
Platensimycin Family as Antibacterial Natural Products

PHOTODYNAMIC ANTIMICROBIAL CHEMOTHERAPY
Introduction
The Administration and Photoactivation of PS
Applications of PACT Based on MB
The Applications of PACT Based on ALA
Future Prospects

THE ANTIMICROBIAL EFFECTS OF ULTRASOUND
Introduction
The Antimicrobial Activity of Ultrasound Alone
The Antimicrobial Activity of Assisted Ultrasound
SynergisticEffects
Sonosensitizers
Future Prospects

ANTIMICROBIAL THERAPY BASED ON ANTISENSE AGENTS
Introduction
Antisense Oligonucleotides
First-Generation ASOs
Second-Generation ASOs
Third-Generation ASOs
Antisense Antibacterials
Broad-Spectrum Antisense Antibacterials
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
RNA Interference (RNAi)
Progress Using siRNA
Discussion

NEW DELIVERY SYSTEMS -
LIPOSOMES FOR PULMONARY DELIVERY OF ANTIBACTERIAL DRUGS
Introduction
Pulmonary Drug Delivery
Liposomes as Drug Carriers in Pulmonary Delivery
Present and Future Trends of Liposome Research in Pulmonary Drug Delivery
Conclusions

Index


PRODUCT DETAILS

ISBN-13: 9783527676149
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd (Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH)
Publication date: October, 2014
Pages: 440
Dimensions: 177.00 x 249.00 x 27.00

Subcategories: Diseases and Disorders, Microbiology, Pharmacology