New Compounds with Antibacterial Activity
P. Veiga-Crespo, A. Sánchez-Pérez, D. Piso and Tomas Gonzalez Villa
from: Antibiotics: Current Innovations and Future Trends (Edited by: Sergio Sánchez and Arnold L. Demain). Caister Academic Press, U.K. (2015) Pages: 345-374.
Infections caused by pathogenic microorganisms are among the major causes of global mortality and morbidity. The discovery and use of antibiotics revolutionized medicine as they constituted not only the first real therapeutic weapon against bacteria but also the possibility of eradication of bacterial disease in humans. However, the combination of antibiotic misuse and bacterial natural evolution rendered them less efective and resulted in the phenomenon known as antibiotic resistance. Although it is currently mandatory to search for new therapies, antibiotics still offer many potential uses, these range from enzybiotics to new nanotechnology-based delivery systems read more ...