ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE: CAUSES AND RISK FACTORS, MECHANISMS AND ALTERNATIVES

ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE: CAUSES AND RISK FACTORS, MECHANISMS AND ALTERNATIVES
 
Author:
ADRIEL R. BONILLA AND KADEN P. MUNIZ
Publisher: Nova Science Publishers
ISBN No: 978-1-61668-162-3
Release at: 2009
Pages: 547
Edition:
First Edition
File Size: 5 MB
File Type: pdf
Language: English



Content of ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE CAUSES AND RISK FACTORS, MECHANISMS AND ALTERNATIVES



Chapter I The Phenomenon of Antibiotic Resistance 
in an Evolutionary Perspective 1
Roberto Manfredi

Chapter II Antibiotic Resistance and Probiotics: Roles, 
Mechanisms and Evidence 5
Min-Tze Liong, Siok-Koon Yeo, Chiu-Yin Kuan, 
Wai-Yee Fung and Joo-Ann Ewe

Chapter III When Good Bugs Fight Bad – Designing Probiotics 
to Control Antibiotic Resistant “Superbugs” 39
Roy D. Sleator

Chapter IV Modification of the Bacterial Phenotype as an Approach 
to Counter the Emergence of Multidrug-Resistant Pathogens 43
Peter W. Taylor, Patricia Bernal and Andrea Zelmer

Chapter V Performance to Antibiotics in Staphylococcus aureus, 
Streptococcus agalactiae and Enterococcus spp. 79
Antonio Sorlózano, José Gutiérrez, Eva Román, 
Juan de Dios Luna, Juan Román, Estrella Martín, José Liébana, 
José Luis García, Samuel Bernal and Pilar Morales

Chapter VI Microbiological and Pharmacological Principles of Recent 
Antibiotic Therapy 97
Cristina Carrasco, Antonio Sorlózano, José Cabeza, 
Gonzalo Piédrola and José Gutiérrez

Chapter VII Bacteriophage Therapies and Enzybiotics: Novel Solutions 
to Antibiotic Resistance 187
Noémie Manuelle Dorval Courchesne, 
Albert Parisien and Christopher Q. Lan

Chapter VIII Application of Computational Methods to Study Antibiotic 
Resistance Mechanisms: Fluoroquinolone Resistance 
as a Case Study 215
Sergio Madurga, Jordi Vila and Ernest Giralt

Chapter IX Energetics of MDR Microbial Cells 247
Waché Yves

Chapter X Low Impact of OmpC and OmpF on Susceptibility to Antibiotics 
in Clinical Isolates of Escherichia coli Producers of Extended-
Spectrum Beta-Lactamases 261
A. Sorlózano, A. Salmerón, F. Martínez-Checa, E. Villegas
J. D. Luna and J. Gutiérrez

Chapter XI Antibiotic Resistance in Mariculture Environments of China 271
Jingyi Zhao and Hongyue Dang

Chapter XII Antibiotic Resistance as a Method for Determining Sources 
of Fecal Pollution in Water 283
Alexandria K. Graves and Charles Hagedorn

Chapter XIII Genetic Regulation, Physiology, Assessment and Inhibition 
of Efflux Pumps Responsible for Multi-Drug Resistant 
Phenotypes of Bacterial Pathogens 313
L. Amaral, S. Fanning, G. Spengler, L. Rodrigues, C. Iversen, 
M. Martins, A. Martins, M. Viveiros and I. Couto

Chapter XIV Genetic and Phenotypic Characterization of Drug-Resistant 
Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Isolates 333
Maysaa El Sayed Zaki

Chapter XV Tracking Down a New Putative Drug Target for Osteoporosis: 
Structure of an Essential Region of the Proton Translocation 
Channel of H+
-VO-ATPase 345
Afonso M. S. Duarte and Marcus A. Hemminga

Chapter XVI Antibiotic Resistance in Food-Associated Lactic Acid Bacteria 371
Giorgio Giraffa

Chapter XVII Current Status of Antibiotic Resistance in Lactic Acid Bacteria 379
Leon M. T. Dicks, Svetoslav D. Todorov 
and Bernadette D. G. M. Franco

Chapter XVIII Nanobiotics to Combat  Bacterial Drug Resistance 425
Sampath C. Abeylath and Edward Turos 

Chapter XIX Veterinary Antibiotics and Their Possible Impact on Resistant 
Bacteria in the Environment 467
Nicole Kemper


Index 497

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