Functionalized Nanomaterials For The Management Of Microbial Infection: A Strategy To Address Microbial Drug Resistance: A Strategy To Address Microbi by Rabah Boukherroub

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Functionalized Nanomaterials for the Management of Microbial Infection: A Strategy to Address Microbial Drug Resistanceintroduces the reader to the newly developing use of nanotechnology to combat microbial drug resistance. Excessive use of antibiotics and antimicrobial agents has produced an inexorable rise in antibiotic resistance in bacterial pathogens.

The use of nanotechnology is currently the most promising strategy to overcome microbial drug resistance. This book shows how, due to their small size, nanoparticles can surmount existing drug resistance mechanisms, including decreased uptake and increased efflux of the drug from the microbial cell, biofilm formation, and intracellular bacteria. In particular, chapters cover the use of nanoparticles to raise intracellular antimicrobial levels, thus directly targeting sites of infection and packaging multiple antimicrobial agents onto a single nanoparticle.



  • Provides the information users need to integrate antibacterial nanoparticles into future treatments
  • Gives readers with backgrounds in nanotechnology, chemistry, and materials science an understanding of the main issues concerning microbial drug resistance and its challenges
  • Includes real-life case studies that illustrates how functionalized nanomaterials are used to manage microbial infection

About The Author

Rabah Boukherroub is a director of research at the CNRS at the Institute of Electronics, Microelectronics and Nanotechnology, University Lille 1, France. His research interests are in the area of synthesis of functional nanomaterials, surface chemistry, and photophysics of semiconductor/metal nanostructures with emphasis on biosensors,...
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Title:Functionalized Nanomaterials For The Management Of Microbial Infection: A Strategy To Address…Format:HardcoverDimensions:338 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:December 29, 2016Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:032341625X

ISBN - 13:9780323416252

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Resistance to Antibiotics and Antimicrobial Peptides: A Need of Novel Technology to Tackle This Phenomenon

Chapter 2. The Role of the Food Chain in the Spread of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)

Chapter 3. Penetrating the Bacterial Biofilm: Challenges for Antimicrobial Treatment

Chapter 4. Metal Nanoparticles for Microbial Infection

Chapter 5. Lipid-Based Nanopharmaceuticals in Antimicrobial Therapy

Chapter 6. Organic Polymeric Nanomaterials as Advanced Tools in the Fight Against Antibiotic-Resistant Infections

Chapter 7. Bacteriocins and Nanotechnology

Chapter 8. Graphene-Microbial Interactions