Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Show Summary Details

Holban, Alina Maria / Grumezescu, Alexandru Mihai

Novel Molecular Approaches to Target Microbial Virulence

DE GRUYTER OPEN

Open Access

    Open Access
    eBook (PDF)
    Publication Date:
    October 2015
    Copyright year:
    2015
    ISBN
    978-3-11-044950-1
    See all formats and pricing
    More options …

    Overview

    Alternative antimicrobial therapy, Virulence modulation, Nanosystems for infection control

    Aims and Scope

    Microbial infections still represent one of the major causes of mortality and morbidity worldwide. Irrational usage of antimicrobials has lead to increased resistance, causing clinical, social and economical disabilities. Therefore, one of the major challenges of scientists is to develop novel alternative methods to handle infections and reduce resistance and other side effects produced by the actual therapies. The aim of this book is to offer a perspective on novel approaches to handle infections by using naturally-derived products in order to modulate the virulence of pathogens, without the risk of developing resistance. We intend to highlight the utility of microbial, vegetal and animal–derived compounds with potential antimicrobial activity by exploiting their effect on microbial virulence. Furthermore, this book aims to reveal the potential to assimilate recent bio-technological findings, like the usage of nanotechnology as efficient shuttles for stabilizing, improved targeting and the controlled release of natural products in order to efficiently fight infections.

    Details

    87 pages
    DE GRUYTER OPEN
    Language:
    English
    Type of Publication:
    Monograph
    Keyword(s):
    antimicrobial therapy, molecular modulation, virulence, drug delivery nanoshuttles

    MARC record

    MARC record for eBook

    More ...

    Alina Holban and Alexandru Grumezescu investigate novel therapeutic approaches for severe infections using nanotechnology

    Comments (0)

    Please log in or register to comment.
    Log in