About this Research Topic
The commonly occurring MDR strains are methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), vancomycin resistant S. aureus (VRSA), extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Enterobacteriaceae, vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE), extensively drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis (XDR-TB), carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), bacteria expressing New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase (NDM-1) and MDR bacteria with plasmid-mediated quinolone resistance (PMQR). The alarming spread of resistance to the commonly used antimicrobials warrants the study of alternative strategies. Novel antimicrobials, contemporary and alternative medicines and herbal based antimicrobials could be suitable alternatives in the treatment of drug-resistant bacterial infections.
This Research Topic will focus on the application of nanoparticles (metallic, organic, carbon nanotubes) and nanomaterials that have antimicrobial activity, inhibitory potentials and anti-biofilm activity against MDR bacteria, as well as the biological synthesis of plant-based antimicrobials and nanoparticles for the inhibition of efflux pump activities, biofilms formation, quorum sensing, and plasmid curing.
We encourage researchers to submit findings based on emerging trends in combatting antimicrobial resistance using traditional and natural antimicrobials, plant and microbial derivatives and nanoparticles/nanomaterials. We encourage submissions of original research articles, reviews, minireviews, methods article, hypothesis and theory articles, perspective, technology report, opinions and commentaries that make a substantial and up-to-date contribution to the scientific community.
Keywords: Antimicrobial Resistance, MDR, Nanomaterials, Nanoparticles, Plant based compounds, antimicrobial agents
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