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Antimicrobial Compounds: Current Strategies and New Alternatives
     

Antimicrobial Compounds: Current Strategies and New Alternatives

by Tomas G. Villa (Editor), Patricia Veiga-Crespo (Editor)
 

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Since penicillin and salvarsan were discovered, a number of new drugs to combat infectious diseases have been developed, but at the same time, the number of multi-resistant microorganism strains is increasing. Thus, the design of new and effective antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal agents will be a major challenge in the next years.

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Overview

Since penicillin and salvarsan were discovered, a number of new drugs to combat infectious diseases have been developed, but at the same time, the number of multi-resistant microorganism strains is increasing. Thus, the design of new and effective antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal agents will be a major challenge in the next years.

This book reviews the current state-of-the-art in antimicrobial research and discusses new strategies for the design and discovery of novel therapies. Topics covered include the use of genetic engineering, genome mining, manipulation of gene clusters, X-ray and neutron scattering as well as the antimicrobial effects of essential oils, antimicrobial agents of plant origin, beta-lactam antibiotics, antimicrobial peptides, and cell-wall-affecting antifungal antibiotics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783642404436
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
10/30/2013
Edition description:
2014
Pages:
316
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.04(d)

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