Antimicrobials: New and Old Molecules in the Fight Against Multi-resistant Bacteria by Flavia MarinelliAntimicrobials: New and Old Molecules in the Fight Against Multi-resistant Bacteria by Flavia Marinelli

Antimicrobials: New and Old Molecules in the Fight Against Multi-resistant Bacteria

byFlavia MarinelliEditorOlga Genilloud

Hardcover | October 15, 2013

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Reports on the emergence and prevalence of resistant bacterial infections in hospitals and communities raise concerns that we may soon no longer be able to rely on antibiotics as a way to control infectious diseases. Effective medical care would require the constant introduction of novel antibiotics to keep up in the "arms race" with resistant pathogens.

This book closely examines the latest developments in the field of antibacterial research and development. It starts with an overview of the growing prevalence of resistant Gram-positive and Gram-negative pathogens, including their various resistance mechanisms, prevalence, risk factors and therapeutic options. The focus then shifts to a comprehensive description of all major chemical classes with antibacterial properties, their chemistry, mode of action, and the generation of analogs; information that provides the basis for the design of improved molecules to defeat microbial infections and combat the emerging resistances. In closing, recently developed compounds already in clinical use, those in preclinical or first clinical studies, and a number of promising targets to be exploited in the discovery stage are discussed.

Title:Antimicrobials: New and Old Molecules in the Fight Against Multi-resistant BacteriaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:364 pagesPublished:October 15, 2013Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3642399673

ISBN - 13:9783642399671

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Table of Contents

Julian Davies: The origin and evolution of antibiotics.- Gian Maria Rossolini, Fabio Arena, Simona Pollini: Novel infectious diseases and emerging Gram-positive multi-resistant pathogens in hospital and community acquired infections.- Yossi Paitan, Eliora Ron: Gram-negative pathogens: overview of novel and emerging pathogens and drugs.- Erika Leemans, Jed F. Fisher, Shahriar Mobashery: The β-lactam antibiotics: their future in the face of resistance.- Giorgia Letizia Marcone, Flavia Marinelli: Glycopeptides: an old but up-to-date successful antibiotic class. - Richard H. Baltz: Daptomycin and related lipopeptides produced by fermentation, chemical modification, and combinatorial biosynthesis.- Jesus Cortés: Lantibiotics and similar peptides produced by and active on gram positives: discovery, development, perspectives.- Martti Vaara: Old and novel polymyxins against serious Gram-negative infections.- Guy T. Carter,Leonard A. McDonald: Uridyl peptide antibiotics: developments in biosynthesis and medicinal chemistry.- Herbert A. Kirst ,Flavia Marinelli: Aminoglycoside antibiotics.- Herbert A. Kirst: Macrolides antibiotics.- Olga Genilloud, Francisca Vicente: Tetracycline antibiotics and novel analogs.- Giovanni Zappia, Cinzia Ingallina, Francesca Ghirga, Bruno Botta: Oxazolidin-2-ones: antibacterial activity and chemistry.- Herbert A. Kirst: Protein synthesis inhibitors from smaller antibiotic classes.- Stephen P. East: Actinonin and analogs: inhibitor of bacterial peptide deformylase.- Michael J. Pucci, Jason A. Wiles: Bacterial topoisomerase inhibitors: quinolones and beyond.- Olga Genilloud, Francisca Vicente: Strategies to discover novel antimicrobials to cope with emerging medical needs.