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Antimicrobial Agents

This book contains precisely referenced chapters, emphasizing antibacterial agents with clinical practicality and alternatives to synthetic antibacterial agents through detailed reviews of diseases and their control using alternative approaches. The book aims at explaining bacterial diseases and their control via synthetic drugs replaced by chemicals obtained from different natural resources which present a future direction in the pharmaceutical industry. The book attempts to present emerging low cost and environmentally friendly drugs that are free from side effects studied in the overlapping disciplines of medicinal chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology and pharmacology.

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Antimicrobial AgentsEdited by Varaprasad Bobbarala

Published: September 12th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1867

ISBN: 978-953-51-0723-1

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5317-7

Copyright year: 2012

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96845 Total Chapter Downloads

38 Crossref Citations

89 Web of Science Citations

122 Dimensions Citations


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1. Antibacterial Activity of Naturally Occurring Compounds from Selected Plants

By Olgica Stefanović, Ivana Radojević, Sava Vasić and Ljiljana Čomic


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2. Future Antibiotic Agents: Turning to Nature for Inspiration

By Nataša Radić and Tomaž Bratkovič


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3. Natural Antimicrobial Peptides from Eukaryotic Organisms

By Renaud Condé, Martha Argüello, Javier Izquierdo, Raúl Noguez, Miguel Moreno and Humberto Lanz


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4. The Susceptibility of Staphylococcus aureus and Klebsiella pneumoniae to Naturally Derived Selected Classes of Flavonoids

By Johannes Bodenstein and Karen Du Toit


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5. Antibacterial Activity of Novel Sulfonylureas, Ureas and Thioureas of 15-Membered Azalides

By Mirjana Bukvić Krajačić and Miljenko Dumic


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6. Antimicrobial Activity of Condiments

By André Silvério and Maria Lopes


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7. An Alternative Approaches for the Control of Sorghum Pathogens Using Selected Medicinal Plants Extracts

By Varaprasad Bobbarala and Chandrasekhar K. Naidu


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8. Antimicrobial activity of lectins from Antimicrobial Activity of Lectins from Plants

By Aphichart Karnchanatat


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9. The Natural Antimicrobial Chromogranins/Secretogranins- Derived Peptides – Production, Lytic Activity and Processing by Bacterial Proteases

By Ménonvè Atindehou, Rizwan Aslam, Jean-François Chich, Youssef Haïkel, Francis Schneider and Marie-Hélène Metz-Boutigue


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10. Mechanisms Determining Bacterial Biofilm Resistance to Antimicrobial Factors

By Kamila Myszka and Katarzyna Czaczyk


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11. Antimicrobial Activity of Endophytes from Brazilian Medicinal Plants

By Chirlei Glienke, Fabiana Tonial, Josiane Gomes-Figueiredo, Daiani Savi, Vania Aparecida Vicente, Beatriz H. L. N. Sales Maia and Yvelise Maria Possiede


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12. Quinolones: Synthesis and Antibacterial Activity

By Pintilie Lucia


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13. Superbugs: Current Trends and Emerging Therapies

By Amy L. Stockert and Tarek M. Mahfouz


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14. The Prophylactic Use of Acidifiers as Antibacterial Agents in Swine

By Vassilis PapatsirosV. G. Papatsiros and C. Billinis


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15. From Synthesis to Antibacterial Activity of Some New Palladium(II) and Platinum(IV) Complexes

By Ivana D. Radojević, Verica V. Glođović, Gordana P. Radić, Jelena M. Vujić, Olgica D. Stefanović, Ljiljana R. Čomić and Srećko R. Trifunovic


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16. Antibacterial Agents in Dental Treatments

By Saeed Rahimi, Amin Salem Milani, Negin Ghasemi and Shahriar Shahi


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17. Andrographis paniculata (Burm.f) Wall. ex Ness: A Potent Antibacterial Plant

By Qamar Uddin Ahmed, Othman Abd. Samah and Abubakar Sule


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18. Antibacterial Agents from Lignicolous Macrofungi

By Maja Karaman, Milan Matavulj and Ljiljana Janjic


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19. Antibacterial Agents in Textile Industry

By Sheila Shahidi and Jakub Wiener


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20. Silver Nanoparticles: Real Antibacterial Bullets

By G. Thirumurugan and M. D. Dhanaraju


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