An Introduction to Antibacterial Properties

Nicholas Paquette (Editor)

Series: New Developments in Medical Research
BISAC: MED106000



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An Introduction to Antibacterial Properties provides an overview of the current antibacterial techniques and main strategies being employed for controlling the colonisation of bacteria on surfaces, together with the design of antibacterial surfaces and their fabrication techniques.

The authors discuss the characteristic mechanisms of five main aspects of antibacterial agents and the corresponding representative type of antibacterial agents.

In addition, recent findings in (meth)acrylate hydrogels containing metal ions with antimicrobial properties are summarized.

Antibiotics, commonly referred to as “wonder drugs”, have been used for various therapeutic purposes for decades. As such, this compilation addresses a concomitant problem: the emergence of drug resistance.

Antimicrobial adjuvants can aid in the prevention of antimicrobial resistance by suppressing the emergence of bacterial resistance and rejuvenating the antimicrobial activity of currently available commercial antibiotics cost-effectively.


Chapter 1. An Introduction to Antibacterial Properties
(Xiaochao Ji, Yue Kang, Tian Ma and Helong Yu, Institute of Quartmaster Engineering and Technology,
Beijing, China)

Chapter 2. How It Works: Major Mechanism of Antibacterial Agents
(Hee Su Kim and Dong Gun Lee, School of Life Sciences, College of Natural Sciences, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Republic of Korea)

Chapter 3. Antimicrobial Properties of (Meth)Acrylate Based Hydrogels
(Simonida Lj. Tomić and Jovana S. Vuković, Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia)

Chapter 4. Antibacterial Drug Resistance: The Causes and the Strategies to Overcome the Drug Resistance
(Farha Naaz, Ritika Srivastava, Vishal K. Singh and Ramendra K. Singh, Bioorganic Research Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, University of Allahabad, Prayagraj, India, and others)

Chapter 5. Antibiotic Resistance Breakers: Strategies to Combat the Antibacterial Drug Resistance
(Anuradha Singh, Department of Chemistry, Sadanlal Sanwaldas Khanna Girls' Degree College, Prayagraj, India)


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