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New Strategies Combating Bacterial Infection

  • ID: 2326691
  • Book
  • 322 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Combating bacterial infections calls for multidisciplinary approach and this is what is on offer here. Written by an experienced international team of researchers from various fields ranging from biotechnology to traditional medicine, the book provides complete comprehensive coverage of topics relevant to new antibacterial drugs.

Divided into three sections, the first describes the problem of drug resistance an the need for new drugs, while the second treats recent trends and new classes of drugs, including relevant developments in transcriptomics and proteomics leading to new antimicrobial drug discovery, and a new generation of antibiotics and non–antibiotics. The third section on natural products discusses the antibacterial action of phytocompounds, plant extracts, essential oils and honey as well as the role of robotics in bacterial infections.

Invaluable to student so medicine, pharmaceutical sciences, phyto–medicine and microbiology and all those wanting to know about the possibilities and limitations of new antibacterial drugs,. Furthermore, its coverage of plants and other natural products makes this relevant to the pharmaceutical and herbal industries.

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Molecular Mechanisms of Antibiotic Resistance: the Need for Novel Antimicrobial Therapies (Dale–Skinner, Boney)

Novel approaches combating drug resistant bacteria (Ahmad, Zahin, Aqil, Khan)

Promising current drug candidates in clinical trials and natural products against multidrug–resistant tuberculosis (MDR–TB) (Vinícius, de Souza)

Non–Antibiotic, an Alternative for Microbial Resistance: Scope and Hope

(Chattopadhyay, Sujit, Bhattacharya)

Use of Natural Products to Combat Multi–drug Resistant Bacteria

(Slover, Mahady)

West African plants and related phytocompounds with Anti–MDR activity.

(Witabouna, Kagoyire)

Essential Oils and New Antimicrobial Strategies (Baby, George)

Application of plant extracts and products in veterinary infections

(Eloff, McGaw)

Honey: Antimicrobial actions and role in disease management


Honey: biological characteristics and potential role in disease management


Probiotics: benefits in human health and bacterial disease management

(Collado, Sanz)

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Iqbal Ahmad
Farrukh Aqil
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