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Akhilandeswarre , Dharmaprakash and Iype , Joseph and Sabu , Thomas (2015) Development of broad-spectrum antibiofilm drugs: strategies and challenges. Future microbiology, 10 (6). pp. 1035-1048. ISSN 1746-0921

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Abstract

The severity of many chronic bacterial infections is mainly due to the biofilm mode of life adapted by pathogenic bacteria. The bacteria in biofilm-stage exhibit high resistance to host immune responses and antimicrobials, which complicates the treatment process and results in life threatening conditions. Most of the chronic infections are polymicrobial in nature. In order to combat the polymicrobial biofilm infections and to increase the efficiency of antimicrobials, there is an urgent need for broad-spectrum antibiofilm drugs. This review discusses the clinical needs and current status of broad-spectrum antibiofilm drugs with special emphasis on prospective strategies and hurdles in the process of new drug discovery.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: biofilm; broad-spectrum antibiofilm drugs; chronic infection; drug discovery; drug target identification; polymicrobial
Subjects: Parasite Biology
Depositing User: Rgcb Library
Date Deposited: 29 Dec 2016 06:23
Last Modified: 29 Dec 2016 06:24
URI: http://rgcb.sciencecentral.in/id/eprint/86

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