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Special Issue "Novel Antimicrobial Strategies to Combat Multidrug-Resistant (MDR) Gram-Negative Bacteria"
A special issue of Antibiotics (ISSN 2079-6382).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 13427
Special Issue Editor
Interests: antibiotic resistance; multidrug resistance; lysine acetylation; KAT; KDAC; histone-like proteins; post-translational modifications; mass spectrometry; proteomics; antimicrobial peptides; biofilm
Special Issue Information
Infections and mortality caused by Gram-negative bacteria (GNB) are increasing all over the world. Moreover, these types of infections are becoming increasingly more difficult to treat, given the concurrent increase in the prevalence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Further compounding this problem is that GNB have a tendency to become resistant to multiple drug classes and are referred to as multidrug-resistant (MDR) GNB, which often leaves physicians with few or no treatment options. GNB possess a plethora of resistance strategies, either intrinsic or acquired, to avoid antibiotic-mediated cell death. Resistance genes and determinants rapidly spread among bacterial populations, which contributes to the rapid emergence MDR strains. Intrinsically, the main weapon of GNB is their cell wall, specifically the outer membrane, which serves as an excellent permeability barrier to drugs and environmental insults. Bacteria can also acquire or evolve resistance to common skin antiseptics and disinfectants, which could contribute to hospital outbreaks of MDR bacteria. Novel strategies to treat and limit the spread of drug-resistant GNB are imperative, and will serve as the primary focus of this Special Issue. This research topic focuses on studies (including original research, methods, perspectives, reviews, and commentaries) that explore and discuss:
- New insights into the mechanisms of antibiotic or antiseptic resistance
- Determination of novel combinations of drugs to eliminate MDR bacteria
- Discovery of novel drug targets for antibiotic development
- Evaluation of disinfection practices
- Evaluation of the effectiveness of new antibiotics on MDR bacteria
- Emergence of new resistance determinants in hospital populations
Dr. Valerie Carabetta
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Antibiotics is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- Antibiotic resistance
- Antiseptic resistance
- Multidrug resistant
- Efflux pumps
- Mechanisms of resistance
- Outer membrane