Antimicrobial Drug Discovery: New Theories and New Therapies
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2024 | Viewed by 4343
Interests: antimicrobial agents; anticancer agents; cell growth control; signal transduction; transcription regulation
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An antimicrobial drug is a compound that is used to treat and control microbial pathogens toward preventing infections in humans, animals and plants. Antimicrobial resistance threatens the effective prevention and treatment of infections caused by bacteria, parasites, viruses and fungi and represents one of the biggest problems currently faced by society. Strains characterized by antimicrobial resistance are arising because of the excessive use of commercially available antibiotics. More importantly, the newly discovered fungi Candida auris shows native resistance against azole antifungal agents. These concerning developments are serving as motivation toward discovering new antimicrobial drugs based on new theories and for the development and application of new therapies, which serves as the theme of this Special Issue. We welcome the submission of manuscripts addressing this theme.
Prof. Ki-Young Kim
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- Antimicrobial resistance
- Novel antibiotic drugs
- Mechanism of drug action
- Anti-Biofilms or biofilm formation inhibitors
- Virulence factors
- Host-microbial interaction
- Synergy between new antimicrobial products and conventional antibiotics