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Combating bacterial infections calls for a multidisciplinary approach and this is what is on offer here. Written by an experienced international team of researchers from various fields ranging from biotechnology to traditional medicine, the book provides complete and comprehensive coverage of topics relevant to new antibacterial drugs. This ready reference and handbook adopts a novel approach, focusing on combating multi-drug resistance in bacteria by developing antibacterials with new target sites, using new advances in drug discovery as well as natural products. Divided into three sections, the first describes the problem of drug resistance and the need for new drugs, while the second treats recent trends and new classes of drugs, including relevant developments in transcriptomics and proteomics leading to new antimicrobial drug discovery, and a new generation of antibiotics and non-antibiotics. The third section on natural products discusses the antibacterial action of phytocompounds, plant extracts, essential oils and honey as well as the role of probiotics in bacterial infections. Invaluable to students of medicine, pharmaceutical sciences, phytomedicine and microbiology and all those wanting to know about the possibilities and limitations of new antibacterial drugs. Furthermore, its coverage of plants and other natural products makes this relevant to the pharmaceutical and herbal industries.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9783527322060
ISBN-10: 352732206X
Format: Hardback
(246mm x 176mm x 21mm)
Pages: 322
Imprint: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH
Publisher: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH
Publish Date: 26-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: Germany

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Author Biography - Iqbal Ahmad

Iqbal Ahmad is a Senior Faculty of microbiology at Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), India, and Principal Investigator of a research project on "Anti-quorum Sensing Activity of natural Products" of the University Grant commission, New Delhi. he gained his M. Phil, and Ph.D. in microbiology from AMU carrying out his doctoral research at the central Drug research Institute, Lucknow, India. Iqbal Ahmad had worked on plasmid biology of E. coli, bacterial virulence and pathogenicity, drug resistance, microbial ecology, metal-microbe interactions, plant-bacteria interactions, bioactivities and therapeutic potentials of Indian medicinal plants. recent research interests include quorum sensing modulation by natural products and exploring novel anti-infective compounds against drug resistant microbial pathogens. Iqbal Ahmad hads published more than 50 original research papers and edited three books. Farrukh Aqil is currently a post doctoral scholar at the University of Louisville, USA, with Ramesh C. Gupta in the cancer chemoprevention group. He has completed his studies in microbiology with Iqbal Ahmad from Aligarh Muslim University, India. He worked on bacterial drug resistance and bioactivities of potential Indian medicinal plants which includes in vitro antimicrobial, antioxidant and antimutagenic properties. before moving to the USA he has been lecture for microbiology and biotechnology at Integral University, Lucknow, India. His research interest has a focus on anticancer bioactive compounds from natural products and its efficacy in vitro and in animal models. Farrukh Aqil has published 16 research papers and edited one book.

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