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Concepts, Compounds and the Alternatives of Antibacterials

This edition is intended to provide better understanding of antibacterial drugs and their mechanism, the role of a few metal drug complexes as antibacterials, cross-checking of a few compounds and biomaterials against drug-resistant bacterial strains as well as a few alternative approaches using medicinal plant based formulations in the control of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The information in this book provides clues for upcoming trends in treating antibiotic resistance problems with which one can explore new approaches in the treatment of common infections with drug-resistant strains.

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Concepts, Compounds and the Alternatives of AntibacterialsEdited by Varaprasad Bobbarala

Published: December 9th 2015

DOI: 10.5772/59522

ISBN: 978-953-51-2232-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5417-4

Copyright year: 2015

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16558 Total Chapter Downloads

26 Crossref Citations

30 Web of Science Citations

61 Dimensions Citations


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1. Antibacterial Drugs — From Basic Concepts to Complex Therapeutic Mechanisms of Polymer Systems

By Andreea Irina Barzic and Silvia Ioan


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2. Perception and Resistance Mechanism of some Metal-drug Complexes and Their Roles as Antibacterial

By Joshua A. Obaleye, Nzikahyel Simon, Olufunso O. Abosede, Mercy O. Bamigboye, Abiodun A. Ajibola, Uche B. Eke and Elizabeth A. Balogun


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3. Quinolone Compounds with Activity Against Multidrug- Resistant Gram-Positive Microorganisms

By Pintilie Lucia


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4. Chitosan as a Biomaterial — Structure, Properties, and Electrospun Nanofibers

By H. M. Ibrahim and E.M.R. El- Zairy


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5. Nisin

By Angela Faustino Jozala, Letícia Celia de Lencastre Novaes and Adalberto Pessoa Junior


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6. Natural Products as Antibacterial Agents — Antibacterial Potential and Safety of Post-distillation and Waste Material from Thymus vulgaris L., Lamiaceae

By Neda Gavarić, Jasna Kovač, Nadine Kretschmer, Nebojša Kladar, Sonja Smole Možina, Franz Bucar, Rudolf Bauer and Biljana Božin


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7. Phytopharmaceutical Studies of Selected Medicinal Plants Subjected to Abiotic Elicitation (Stress) in Industrial Area

By Sr. Prema Kumari Jonnada, Louis Jesudas and Varaprasad Bobbarala


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