Special Issue "Antibacterial Agents from Natural Source"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2023) | Viewed by 20081
Interests: antibacterial activity; medicinal plants; biofilm; anaerobe; natural products; medicinal chemistry; bioactive compounds; anti-virulence
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Special Issue in Antibiotics: Advance in Natural Products: Potential Antimicrobial Targets
The golden age of antibiotics is now becoming something of the past. This is due not only to the increase in bacterial resistance against antibiotics, but also to the decrease in the investment by pharmacologic industries in the search for new antibacterial products. In this scenario, the search for new targets and antibacterial compounds that can control infections through natural products has become extremely relevant to advances in the knowledge frontier in this area.
The research of natural products with antibacterial potential, which aims to obtain active principles or chemical synthesis models to develop new drugs, has reflected the enormous interest of the scientific community in this field. Moreover, the research on the biodiversity of crude extracts, isolated compounds, derived synthetics, amongst other products, obtained from vegetal species, animal venom (vertebrate and invertebrate), and minerals, is playing an important role due to the rich terrestrial diversity and abundant possible sources. Therefore, this kind of research deserves to be further deepened.
The variety of molecules found in natural products has been contributing to the treatment of infectious diseases and they are a valuable resource in terms of to antibacterial control through products commercialized by the cosmetic, dentistry, food, plague-control industries, etc.
This Special Issue of Molecules will be dedicated to the publication of original research and reviews of bioactive compounds obtained from natural products with antibacterial potential in their different forms of expression: the chemical approach, biologic assays (in vitro and in vivo), new targets, and anti-virulence and in silico studies. Papers that describe the development of new alternatives and action mechanism strategies or pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of molecules obtained from natural products are also welcome.
Prof. Dr. Carlos H. G. Martins
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- natural products
- antibacterial activity, anti-virulence
- bioactive molecules
- mechanisms and applications
- biological activity
- drug development
- antibacterial peptides