Anticandidal Agents

Anticandidal Agents

by Awanish Kumar


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Anticandidal Agents by Awanish Kumar

Anticandidal Agents provides the latest information on candida drug resistance and its remedial implications. In this compilation, users will find a comprehensive view on overcoming resistance in anticandidal drugs, along with information on novel molecules.

Candida albicans is an opportunistic pathogenic fungus responsible for life threating invasive and nosocomial infections across the globe. Candidiasis is a major cause of morbidity among immunocompromised patients. Infections caused by non-albicans candida like C. glabrata, C. parapsilosis, and C. tropicalis have also imposed a serious threat in the last few decades. Current treatment of candidiasis relies primarily on antifungal agents broadly categorized as azoles, polyenes, echinocandins, allylamines, and pyrimidines.

Lately, antifungal resistance has emerged to be an obstruction of current treatment regime. A number of reasons are described in detail. Understanding the mechanisms of resistance is crucial for developing strategies for overcoming the hindrance in current therapeutics.

  • Presents a complete understanding of candida resistance to help in the development of therapeutic expansion and novel drugs
  • Provides thorough information on candida drug resistance and its remedial implications
  • Covers crucial mechanisms of resistance that will help develop strategies for overcoming the hindrance in current therapeutics

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780128113110
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 10/10/2016
Pages: 94
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Awanish Kumar is a Professor in the Bio Technology Faculty at the National Insitute of Technology Raipur, India. He has previously held posts at the National Institute of Pharma Education & Research; McGill University, Canada; and Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Dehli. His key interests in research are the development of drug targeting methods in therapeutic treatments.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. Host–Pathogen Interaction

Chapter 3. Antifungals Used Against Candidiasis

Chapter 4. Drug Resistance in Candida

Chapter 5. Multidrug Resistance and Transporters

Chapter 6. Potential Anticandidal Targets

Chapter 7. Drug Development Strategies

Chapter 8. Conclusion

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